JAMMU, June 06: Academic Council Meeting of the University of Jammu was held today under the chairmanship of Prof. R. D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu. Academic Council is the highest academic body of the University which takes important decisions related to all the academic issues of the University and its affiliated colleges.
At the outset, Vice Chancellor, welcomed the members of Academic Council and apprised them about the developments and achievements of University of Jammu. The meeting was attended by Prof. Neelam Saraf, Dean Academic Affairs, Prof. Posh Charak, Dean Research Studies, Deans of various faculties, Rectors/Directors of the Offsite campuses, Heads of the Departments, Conveners of Boards of Studies, Deans of University of Kashmir namey Prof Nisar A. Rather, Dean Faculty of Physical and Material Science, Prof. Khurshid A. Bhat, Dean Faculty of Commerce and Management studies, Prof. M. Y. Shah, Dean Applied Sciences and Technology, Prof. Rukaya, Dean Oriental Languages, College Principals and other officials. Prof. Manoj K. Dhar, Registrar, presented the agenda items.
During the meeting, 30 agenda items were discussed along with the action taken report on the resolutions of the last Academic Council.
Prof. Arvind Jasrotia, Dean, Faculty of Law was unanimously elected by the Academic Council as the member of the University Syndicate.
The Academic Council endorsed the Statutes, Scheme and Syllabi for two years B.Ed. and M.Ed. Courses 2015, drafted as per the recommendations of Justice Verma Commission and NCFTE.
The calendar for holding the examinations and the vacation schedule of the Bhaderwah Campus was also endorsed.
It was also resolved to introduce two Post Graduate Diploma courses in “Banking and Risk Management” and “Accounting and Finance” in collaboration with National Stock Exchange (NSE) both under Self Financing mode.
Payment of self-supporting fee in M.Sc Biochemistry and M.Sc. Microbiology programmes in two, equal, yearly installments was also endorsed.
The Academic Council witnessed active discussion on various academic matters. For some items it was resolved to have more discussion in faculties and committees.