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Kolhan University to set up visual, performing arts department

Jamshedpur, June 1: The Kolhan University has decided to set up a separate department for visual and performing arts in view of rising demands from the students. The university has decided to start a separate department on music and fine arts which will have two sections– visual and performing.

The decision was taken on Tuesday when the vice-chancellor of Kolhan University, R.P.P. Singh chaired a syndicate meeting at the varsity office in Chaibasa along with other members and officials of the university.

The syndicate members gave nod to the proposal and now the varsity will send it to the state department for higher education under the HRD department for its final approval.

After the recent inspection by a committee from NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council), the university has been recommended to introduce more courses. Therefore, the syndicate members also discussed to introduce courses like hotel management, and MCA for students of the region.

S.S. Razi, a syndicate member and the principal of Jamshedpur Co-operative College, said that the university is taking steps as per the NAAC team suggestions to improve academics.

There are many plans in future but as of now it was unanimously decided on music, fine arts, performing arts, hotel management, MBA and MCA. Students have also been demanding such courses.

During the meeting it was also decided to separate the departments of tribal languages into Ho, Santali and Mundari. So far these languages came under the umbrella of the department of tribal languages but from 2016-17; the departments across colleges which offer such courses will have separate departments.

The officials also brainstormed and decided on the post creation of the upcoming Women’s College in Seraikela. The college will have three posts each across 18 departments.

In fact the Kolhan University has formed a post creation committee which will look after such work related to teaching as well as the non-teaching staff across colleges.

Kolhan University is also gearing up to get connected to Inflibnet (Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, which is an autonomous Inter-University Centre based in Gandhinagar.

The varsity also got associated with the British Council where they were permitted to access their online library books and journals for reference.

From June 1, the Kolhan University will start its online undergraduate admission for 2016-17 academic year. The varsity is also trying to get itself registered under Section 12(B) of the University Grants Commission that would make the university eligible to receive various grants.

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