Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ambedkar varsity offers new courses

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University in Delhi is going to launch eight new programmes from this year, including its first management programme. The university will start the sale of application forms for the 2012-13 session from May 25. The last date for submission of applications is June 20, 2012. "We are introducing an MBA course with a focus on public policy and social entrepreneurship, MA programmes with specialization in visual art, performance art, cinematic art and literary art and an MA programme in education, among others," said Shyam Menon, the Vice-Chancellor of the university.

The university is also starting two MPhil programmes on development practice and gender studies. According to university officials, another programme awaiting the academic council approval is MA in global studies. This course is likely to be offered in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Chairperson of the admission committee, Prof. Geetha Venkataraman said the masters programmes in various arts specialization will be offered under the aegis of the new School of Culture and Creative Expressions. The masters programme in global studies is on the anvil as it awaits the academic council's approval. We will be able to confirm whether it will be offered from this year or the next only after the AC clears it, she said.

The university, apart from PhDs under various schools, is offering 17 undergraduate and postgraduate courses at present. The undergraduate programmes include BA honours in history, psychology, economics, English, mathematics, and sociology.

Source: The Times of India, April 10, 2012

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