Eight self-financing courses get approval from government

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   According to a daily newspaper, eight courses with Patna University were pending to get approval from government.

The self-financing courses facing the hurdle for admissions the next academic session commencing from July 1 are

 Master of Business Administration, Master of Finance and Control, Master of Social Work, MA in Women’s Studies, MA in Rural Studies, MSc in Environmental Science and Management, MSc in Biotechnology and PG Diploma in Industrial Safety Management.

According to the provisions of the Patna University Act, 1976, as amended up to date, while the ordinance and regulations of any new course are approved by the chancellor, the number of seats is determined by the state government.

Another problem confronting the PU authorities relates to the introduction of semester system in some old courses. A dozen self-financing courses which were introduced in the 2007-08 session but failed to sustain for long due to the non-availability of students and the lack of competent teachers will be revived now switching over to semester system according to PU vocational courses chief coordinator UK Sinha.

Sale of application forms for post graduate and undergraduate courses begins on April 30 and the last date for submission will be June 15 as per the admission brochure of academic year 2014-15. The entire process of admission, including entrance test, group discussion, personal interview, publication of the list of selected candidates and the admission of students would have to be completed by June 30.

The institutes running the courses however is yet to receive a final nod despite several reminders.

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