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Dec 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

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JNU to start engineering and management courses with the approval of its Academic Council (AC). Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) authority has confirmed that they are planning to expand their educational programmes by starting this project and setting up a school of Engineering. According to the reports, the decision has been taken to focus on informal innovation. Apart from this, the council has also decided to form the special centre for Sanskrit studies which may be called School for Sanskrit and Indic Studies.

  • To accomplish this project, the University Grant Commission of India has promised to give the management a complete support. The UGC has agreed to support them financially by giving an additional amount of Rs.180 crores and the support in terms of faculty positions.
  • The vice chancellor and council members had confirmed to start these two courses. However, the changes now need to be approved by the executive council before implementation.

What Officials have to say about this initiative

The vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar earlier this year gave his views on this topic and told that they would start a school of management and entrepreneurship to focus on informal innovation and they would also start an integrated program in Engineering having the five-year duration. He added that the University was planning to start these projects from a long time ago.

JNU teachers’ association (JNUTA) said: “Along with engineering, the programme in management was also deemed to be passed, even though not one comment regarding this was placed as part of the agenda for discussion.”

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JNU May Soon Start Engineering and Management Courses - Key Highlights!

  • JNU is all set to start engineering and management courses with the approval of its Academic Council (AC).
  • Moreover, the council has also made the decision to form the special centre for Sanskrit studies which may be called School for Sanskrit and Indic Studies.
  • UGC of India has promised to give the management complete support through by financially and also in terms of faculty positions.
  • On the other hand, the teachers association of JNU commonly known as JNUTA said that their demands on the discussion about how the school of engineering programmes would be different from Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) were not answered.
  • The members of association also said that It also alleged that no actual proposal was circulated on the issue of upgrading the Sanskrit studies centre.
  • As soon as the project gets approved, the university will give admission to the students for these subjects for 2019 -2020 academic session. 

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