Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow, is all set to launch around 40 new courses from its upcoming academic session 2013-14.

Last Updated: 2013-03-06T11:56:39+05:30

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) to Introduce 40 New Courses from Session 2013

Lucknow: Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) is likely to introduce 40 new courses including MA, M Sc, M Phil, PhD, M Tech and PG diploma etc, from its ensuing academic session 2013-14. The decision was finalized at the varsity’s academic council meeting under the chairmanship of Professor R C Sobti, Vice-Chancellor of this University, held recently.  

Govind Pandey, University’s Spokesperson as well as the Head of the Department (HoD) of Mass Communication and Journalism, affirmed the news and said that, proposals of about 40 new courses were presented before the academic council meeting. However, reviewing their (courses’) importance, the council has agreed to introduce them from the new academic session. He went on to explain that, in order to start with the new course, various department have sent the requirements in terms of faculty, non-teaching staff and infrastructure and if the university meets the demands, all courses will commence from this year.
The courses, which are sure to start from the upcoming session are, M Sc in Industrial Microbiology, M Sc in Food Microbiology and Toxicology, M Sc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Masters in Hindi, Masters in Education and M Tech in Energy and Environment. Apart from the new courses, the varsity has proposed to start two new schools, namely, ‘School for Visual Arts’ and ‘School for Education’. Currently, the University runs eight schools with a total of 22 departments under it. Besides, it is also anticipated that University will start MBA in Marketing Management and MA / M Sc in Fashion Technology, one year LLM and five-year integrated BA-LLB.
During the meeting, council also decided to offer up to 50% concession in fee for single girl child, and meritorious students belonging to SC/ST category and others from below poverty line (BPL) families. Along with the fee concession, council has decided to add one additional seat for the students coming from BPL families, for all courses. The step has been taken to encourage the students interested in studies. At the meeting, it also came through that; the varsity will allow final year PG students to appear in the PhD entrance test, which will certainly benefit thousands of students who want to pursue higher studies right away.
- By Archana Sharma
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