JNU May Soon Offer Engineering, Management Courses
The university is awaiting a nod from the UGC.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) may soon offer engineering and management courses, the Hindustan Times reported. The idea has been proposed to the University Grants Commission (UGC) and if approved, students will be able to enrol for these courses from the 2018 academic year on.
The report quoted sources as saying that a decision in this regard will be taken soon. A senior human resource development official told the daily:
All the central universities, including JNU, have submitted plans for the next year… All proposals will be studied before a decision.
According to the report, if the proposal goes through, JNU will first roll out a bachelor’s engineering programme.
The university was recently in the news for slashing its research seats by 83 percent, including integrated MPhil-PhD, JRF and direct PhD. Apart from the fall in seats from 1,174 to 194, the University also scrapped ‘deprivation points’ (points awarded to applicants from marginalised districts in India) for MPhil/PhD admissions.
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