Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow has proposed to start 40 new courses Including MA, MSc, MPhil, PhD, M-tech and PG diploma from next session (2013-14). The decision was taken by the academic council, under the leadership of Vice-chancellor Prof RC Sobti. Out of the courses, Five Master and One MTech has been given green signal by the council.
"Proposals of about 40 new courses were put in the academic council meeting. The council, in principle, has agreed to introduce these courses from the new academic session," said Govind Pandey, who is the university spokesperson and the head of the department of mass communication and journalism.
The courses that are sure to commence for the coming academic session are Masters in Hindi, Masters in education and MTech in energy and environment, MSc in industrial microbiology, MSc in food microbiology and toxicology, MSc in nanoscience and nanotechnology. "Various departments have sent us the requirement in terms of faculty, non-teaching staff and infrastructure to begin the new courses. If the university meets the demands, all courses will commence from this year," said Pandey.
Furthermore, the university is planning two new schools, namely, school for visual art, and school for education. The university is already running eight schools with the total of 22 departments. To be in par with industry, the university will also start MBA in marketing management and MA\MSc in fashion technology.
The council has also decided to provide fee concession upto 50% to single girl child, and meritorious students belonging to SC/ST category and others who belong to below poverty line (BPL) families. "In all courses, one additional seat will be added which is for the students coming from BPL families. This will encourage the students interested in studies," said Pandey