Lucknow University is likely to revive courses suspended last year due to fact that less number of students opted for them.

Last Updated: 2013-05-16T15:49:14+05:30

Lucknow University to Revive Courses

Lucknow: Lucknow University is all set to revive courses suspended last year. As per sources, last year, the University decided to scrap away with the courses very less number of students opting for them. Sources informed that in a meeting conducted under the chairmanship of A K Sengupta with deans of all faculties as its members, the university is likely to review the 67 courses, which were suspended last year.

According to a statement issued by Mr Sengupta, the committee will observe the academic and financial viability of these courses. They will also take measures to improve the quality of programmes in order to make them more employable. He also informed that the committee will submit its report to the vice-chancellor on May 18, 2013.

Sources have informed that the university administration has taken a drastic step against the authorities of Rajendra Prasad Girls Degree College. They have been making rounds of the university accusing the college authorities of demanding extra money in the name of development fees.
The students pursuing BEd have alleged that they were initially asked to pay Rs 52,000 (which is authorized fees by the state government) and then were asked for another Rs 22,000 followed by Rs 5,000 and Rs 4,000. Moreover, the students met the university vice-chancellor on Monday who confronted the principal and had directed her not to charge extra fees.

Besides, sources have informed that the students, on the other hand, say the principal continued asking for extra money. On Wednesday, students gave a representation to the Governor and chief minister. They also approached the university officials. In a statement University spokesperson Rajesh Mishra has said that if the complaints of charging money from students illegally were found true, the university will warn the college administration of their affiliation being withdrawn.

- By Iti Agarwal
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