Jamshedpur : Kolhan University is gearing up to start new courses at its colleges from the new session in 2017.
The varsity is has planned to introduce 40 new courses in colleges of Kolhan as a part of the first course rationalisation process after 1976. The colleges were then a part of Ranchi University.
After 41 years, students in the university will get better opportunities to choose their career as per their profession. So far, the university has 22 departments and a few self financing professional courses like BBA, MBA, MCA, B.Sc (IT) and Mass Communication.
RPP Singh, the vice-chancellor of Kolhan University,l who has just returned today from a three-day meeting with the state human resources development department in Ranchi confirmed that students in colleges of Kolhan will now be able to pursue uncommon courses here without being compelled to leave the state.
The varsity which had submitted a 150 page proposal on course rationalisation to the state higher and technical education department. The course rationalization process will soon get the green signal after it’s passed by the cabinet next month.
“We are hopeful to start better and relevant courses. We have courses that are not deemed fit for students keeping in mind the industry needs in the present time. Since 1976 nothing has changed in spite of the rapid upgradation and change in the higher education sector,” said Singh.
Some of the new courses which will be introduced are anthropology, ancient history, archaeology along with sociology, departments of hotel management, management, computer science, music and fine arts and cultural studies from the next academic session along with hospitality management, hospital management, environment management, public administration, The varsity will introduce both conventional and new courses. The conventional courses will be re-introduced for students.
The university has asked its constituent colleges to bring improvement in vocational courses that are being taught in the State. The vice chancellor said he is not very satisfied with the response to the courses and there is still room for improvement.
“I have received the feedbacks and will suggest the college authorities to bring improvement in the academic scenario especially job oriented courses. The students must be trained in a way that they are able to grab jobs once they clear their courses,” said the vice chancellor.
The vice chancellor also said the principals must act strict to ensure proper attendance in colleges.