Mumbai University to offer BTech in railway engg at Ratnagiri sub-centre
The decision to set up an innovation and technology institute in Maharashtra was decided by the Centre in February 2015 and Rs143 crore was set aside for the projectmumbai Updated: Jul 16, 2016 00:02 IST
Students can soon apply for a BTech in Railway Engineering at the University of Mumbai’s sub-centre in Ratnagiri.
The university’s academic council on Thursday approved an undergraduate course for the current academic year at the Railway Research Centre in Ratnagiri. It has also approved admissions to MTech in Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering Sciences at the university’s sub-centre in Kalyan.
“These decisions were at the top of the academic council’s agenda. We are really happy that the approval came through. These are specialised courses and we are sure many students will want to pursue them,” said Suresh Ukarande, dean, faculty of technology, University of Mumbai.
The course curriculum has been approved and admissions to these courses will start soon, said Ukarande, adding, “The BTech course will offer specialisation in mechanical, civil and electrical engineering.”
The decision to set up an innovation and technology institute in Maharashtra was decided by the Centre in February 2015 and Rs143 crore was set aside for the project.
According to university officials, Rs10 lakh has been demarcated to set up the necessary infrastructure for the new courses in academic year 2016-17. BTech in Railway Engineering is the first of the many innovative courses planned, they said.
“The sub-campus at Kalyan already has the infrastructure in place and so, we have decided to start a small batch comprising 30 students for the MTech course. Slowly, the expansion will take place on the Kalyan sub-campus as well,” said a senior representative of the academic council.
The council also approved the upgraded curriculum for several undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
JBIMS may have to pay price for NRI quota
The University of Mumbai’s academic council has proposed a fine amounting to four times their fees on the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) for filling for seats above the quantity allowed under the NRI quota. The annual fee of JBIMS is Rs1 lakh per annum
While colleges affiliated to the university are imposed fines for flouting rules, the council members decided to follow the same rule for JBIMS as well, despite it being a department under the university itself
While discussions are still underway, as of now the university’s vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh, has approved the same