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BMCC likely to get autonomous status, plans to introduce GST certificate courses

The college had stepped into the 75th year of its existence on June 29 and had mentioned about the upcoming autonomy status at the occasion.

pune Updated: Jul 03, 2017 14:13 IST
Ananya Barua
While German and French are already a part of its curriculum, this year BMCC is planning to introduce Chinese and Spanish.
While German and French are already a part of its curriculum, this year BMCC is planning to introduce Chinese and Spanish.(HT PHOTO)

Following the footsteps of Fergusson College, Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC) is now attempting to get the autonomous status. It is likely that the college would receive the status by the coming week, said Dr C N Rawal, Principal  of BMCC.The college had stepped into the 75th year of its existence on June 29 and had mentioned about the upcoming autonomy status.

"Following Fergusson, we have been waiting for the autonomy status to be granted. For this, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had visited the college earlier this month. As the report has been submitted by the team, we are expecting a letter to come from UGC , mostly in a week’s time,” Dr Rawal said on Thursday.

In June last year, Fergusson College had become the third autonomous college in Pune, with the authority to design it’s own curricula and exam pattern, all within the guidelines of the UGC. Back then, Fergusson was the first aided college to receive the status. Apart from it, Symbiosis college, and St Mira’s college were the only two unaided colleges to have received academic autonomy.

Under the Deccan Education Society, both Fergusson and BMCC have been accredited with grade A, by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), for the past three years, said Kiran Shaligram, a member of the governing body. This pushed BMCC to attain the academic autonomy.

The college, which now plans to introduce GST certificate courses for 3 months, is planning to make several international collaborations, the Principal confirmed.

Among other developments, the 75th year is ‘dedicated’ to usher in more technologically interactive classes, courses on accounting laboratories, and special language laboratories that would enhance the language skills of the students in up to four foreign and Indian languages. While German and French are already a part of the curriculum, this year they are planning to introduce Chinese and Spanish. In Indian languages, Gujarati and one more language from south India, will be added to the curricula, which already includes Hindi and Marathi.