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PU students’ council seeks revision of syllabus

Express News Service | Posted: March 27, 2014 3:11 am
Students of Khalsa College for Women at their annual convocation ceremony  on Wednesday. (IE photo: Gurmeet Singh) Students of Khalsa College for Women at their annual convocation ceremony
on Wednesday. (IE photo: Gurmeet Singh)

Stressing the need to revise syllabi for various courses at Panjab University (PU), the PU Campus Students’ Council (PUCSC) submitted a memorandum to vice-chancellor Professor Arun Kumar Grover on Tuesday asking to set up a committee for the purpose.

The syllabi for courses provided at the PU of has not been revised for decades, said Chandan Rana, PUCSC president. “As a result, students of the varsity face major difficulty while preparing for national entrance exams, mainly the National Eligibility Test (NET) and other national conferences. The current syllabus is not in sync with present needs as the pattern and syllabus of UGC-NET and CSIR-NET exam have changed many times,” added Rana.

The members have suggested that a committee be formed under the Chairmanship of the Dean University Instruction (DUI) for upgradation of curriculum. This, the council has asked, must consist of Dean Faculties, Chairperson of all departments, Emeritus scientists, re-employed faculty, newly appointed assistant professors and two research scholars from all departments.

“The academic committee of the university meets every year but there is no decision regarding the upgradation of syllabi of various courses. A separate committee must be formed,” said Rana. He added that the vast experience of Emeritus professors in various departments could be utilized for the purpose.

Terming it as the need of the hour, PUCSC and members of NSUI called upon the varsity to upgrade the syllabus and better the academic standards of the varsity. PUCSC president Chandan Rana, NSUI president Manoj Lubana, NSUI All College Chairman Hardeep Singh Laali, NSUI Girl wing in-charge Simran, Siya Minocha and Meenakshi Sharma were also present.

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