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Finally, AC okays semester system in PG

LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY?S new academic session will see introduction of semester system in almost all the Post Graduate courses. The Academic Council (AC) gave its consent to the proposal on Tuesday. The issue had already been okayed by the Executive Council. Trifurcation of Arts faculty into Faculty of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences and constitution of Faculty of Management Sciences was also ratified at the academic council meeting held after a gap of over two years.

india Updated: May 03, 2006 00:29 IST

Five more institutes to be set up

LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY’S new  academic session will see introduction of semester system in almost all the Post Graduate courses.

The Academic Council (AC) gave its consent to the proposal on Tuesday. The issue had already been okayed by the Executive Council. Trifurcation of Arts faculty into Faculty of Languages and Literature, Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences and constitution of Faculty of Management Sciences was also ratified at the academic council meeting held after a gap of over two years.   

Barring a few PG courses, the course module for the semester system for almost all the PG courses was approved at the meeting. The two years PG courses will now be divided into four semesters. LU V-C RP Singh had been talking in terms of introduction of semester system at PG level for the last one year.

Those departments that could not come out with the semester module are expected to complete the formalities and shall bring the same at the next council meeting in June. The V-C reckons the semester system would do wonders and help bring in qualitative improvement in academics.

A formal consent was given to the constitution of some new institutes. It included opening up of  one Institute of Material Sciences, Institute of Environment and Ecology, Institute of e- communications and mass communications and Institute of Rural Development.

Officials believe that these new institutes will offer more choices to the students and give new dimension to the varsity.

The newly constituted management sciences will have eight departments while faculty of humanities will have seven departments, Languages and Literature have nine and faculty of Social Sciences will have 13 subjects. These new faculties and other institutes now awaits the Chancellor’s consent.

However, some LUACTA demands were turned down. LUACTA were demanding that it be given more representation in the academic body and college teachers be allowed to enrol PhD students. After deliberations, it was resolved that LUACTA must get their demand approved at the lower body before tabling it during the AC meeting.

The academic calendar for the session 2006-07 was also passed. Besides, a host of other routine issues were taken up for discussions. This includes nomination of new members to the academic council, formal approval to some of the professional courses that were introduced in the last two years. This was the first academic council meeting in the regime of present V-C RP Singh.

Talking to media persons Pro V-C RS Yadav said it was resolved that academic council would now meet more frequently as it is the highest body related to academic pursuits.
He said the general feeling was that all academic issues be first tabled at the academic council meeting rather than V-C exercising his extra ordinary power.

“We’re of the opinion that extraordinary power be exercised only in special circumstances,” the Pro V-C said.