Education : Diversification and discipline
The Ras Al Khaimah campus of the University of Pune (UoP) will start on April 5. To start with,the university is introducing MBA and executive MBA courses on the campus.
The universitys ambitious offshore campus is coming up at Ras Al Khaimah,one of the emirates in the United Arab Emirates,instead of Dubai owing to technical hitches. Vice-Chancellor Narendra Jadhav on Friday told the media that the Ras Al Khaimah campus will be operational from April 5. The university will be starting MBA and executive MBA courses on the campus. For each course,there will be two batches of 30 students, he said.
The management courses are much in demand in the UAE and the university hopes to cash in on this demand. The Ras Al Khaimah campus will later offer undergraduate,graduate and post-graduate courses,and is now accepting applications and registrations. It is expected to begin the undergraduate courses in September this year.
Meanwhile,the management council of the university on Friday decided to conduct entrance examination for admission to BBA and BCA courses. As many as 102 of the 119 colleges that offer these courses have accepted to join the common entrance test,to be conducted by the UoP on May 17. Of the remaining 17 colleges,eight have expressed interest to conduct independent examinations while nine are still to decide, said Pandit Vidyasagar,director of board of college and university development.
V-C as poll nominee
University vice chancellor Narendra Jadhav (above) on Friday conceded that he knew that his name is doing the rounds as a probable candidate for the Shirdi Lok Sabha seat. Jadhav,known to be close to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,hinted that he was interested in contesting but also said he wanted to stay on at the university. Asked that if it meant that he was not interested in contesting elections,he said it did not.
The management council of the university decided to implement bar code system for all exams. A four-member committee will decide how to implement the system after studying the experiments of other institutes.