103rd Syndicate meeting held at University of Jammu
Jammu March 14: The University Syndicate met in the University of Jammu under the Chairmanship of Vice Chancellor, Prof Mohan Paul Singh Ishar and took a number of important academic decisions. Sh BB Vyas, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister/ Admn. Secretary to the Govt, Finance Department, Financial Advisor JU attended the meeting. The Vice Chancellor welcomed the members and apprised them about the major developments and achievements of the University.
In this 103rd meeting of the Syndicate, 70 items were presented by Prof. M. K. Dhar, Registrar, University of Jammu and out of these items it was principally agreed to accord status of a Department to International Centre for Cross Cultural Research and Human Resources Management. It was also resolved that Department of Remote Sensing & GIS to start a Ph. D Programme from the academic session 2014-15. Introduction of One-Month Library Internship Programme in M. Lib I. Sc. Course was also resolved.
Amendments were also endorsed in the regulations governing Jammu University Entrance Test for admission to the various academic programmes of the University Off-site Campuses/ Pvt. Affiliated Colleges from the session 2014-15.
Introduction of P.G. Diploma in Global Destination Management (One-year) on Innovative Programme at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management from the academic year 2014-15 was endorsed.
The Syndicate also endorsed the broad scheme of Choice Based Credit System for Post Graduate Degree Programme by the University in the main campus through regular mode.
Upgradation and conversion of the existing Geology programme to Integrated M. Sc Applied Geology (Two years) and M. Sc. Tech in Applied Geology (Three years) was also resolved.
It was also resolved to adopt the powers and functions of the Dean Academic Affairs in the University of Jammu on the analogy of Kashmir University.
The Syndicate meeting was attended by Prof Sheikh Javid Ahmad, Dean Faculty of Physical and Material Sciences, University of Kashmir, Prof Syeda Rukaya, Dean, Faculty of Oriental Learning, University of Kashmir, Dr. Sameru Sharma, Principal, Govt. College of Engineering & Technology, Prof. Jigar Mohammed, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Geeta Sumbli, Head Department of Botany, Prof. K. K. Sharma, Head Department of Zoology, Prof. M. S. Bhat, University of Kashmir.