The M S University is planning to start its first undergraduate course in social works at one of its colleges in Padra where its bachelors course in business studies (BBS) started last year failed to draw adequate number of applications and had to be scrapped.
The university had launched the BBS course at MK Amin Arts & Science College in August last year with a total strength of 160 students,but failed to draw any student for the same,Parimal Vyas,Dean,Faculty of Commerce,said.
We received only 25 applications for our BBS course at the college last year due to which we could not run the course. Now,we have discussed with the Faculty of Social Works for starting a similar undergraduate course in social works at the college. If it takes off,it will be the first course at undergraduate level, Vyas said.
The university has also launched an undergraduate diploma in co-operative management,a one-year full-time course that will train students in skills to analyse and manage co-operative operations. The university has offered 80 seats for the course.