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Curricular Aspects

What are the goals and objectives of the institution and where are they stated ?
 The goals and objectives of the institution is to cater the needs of national aspirations of students belonging to both rural and urban areas, offer them modern and socially relevant professional, technical and job oriented courses with quality and standard that meets the changing demand of globalization. Besides, the University also aims at the overall development of the students, so that they may contribute in the main stream of the national development following the guiding principles of nationalism, secularism, equality and fraternity.
What major considerations (that is education; training; employment; access; equal opportunities) are addressed by the goals and objectives?
 Major consideration is being given in imparting subject knowledge and in providing practical training and field exposure. Emphasis has also been given to provide equal opportunity of employment through placement, encouragement to teachers and research scholars in getting U.G.C / ICAR research projects, participation in national and international conferences.
How are institutional mission and goals reflected in the curricula?
 The institutional mission and goals are taken care of. The University, besides imparting knowledge in the subjects concerned, also contributes to the development of students in various aspects such as sports, culture and personality development as is reflected through spontaneous participation of students in various extra-curricular activities. The subject matter of many courses reflect socially and regionally relevant issues. A good number of research projects in Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Bio Sciences, Biotechnology, Engineering & Technology and Business Management are aimed to study the regional environment, resource endowment and socio-cultural life of people of the region.
What is the range of programme options available to the students for awards such as degrees, certificates and diplomas?
 Diploma, PG Diploma, UG & PG Degrees, Ph.D. and Post Doctoral degrees.
What is the proportion of the following components in the programme options?
 (a) Knowledge – 60%
 (b) Skills – 40%
Are programmes flexible enough to offer students the following benefits?
 (a) Time frame matching student convenience
 (b) Horizontal mobility
 (c) Elective options
 (d) Non-core options
How often are the existing curricula for a subject reviewed and updated ?
 The courses and curriculum are reviewed and updated once in a year as per need. It is a continuous process.
Are the following mechanisms used for formulating the curricular content of new programmes?
 (a) Regular Boards of Studies
 (b) Expert committees
 (c) National curricular sources
 (d) Feedback from peers
 (e) Any other (specify) International curricular sources
How long does it take to introduce a new programme of study after it has been conceptualized?
 After the programme is conceptualized, it goes to relevant statutory bodies eg. Board of Studies of the subjects, Academic Council and Executive Council. After the approval, it is implemented within 3 to 4 months. All the exercises for new programmes are done before the next session starts.
What percentage of the members of the Boards of Studies (BOS), or such other academic committees, are external? Enclose the guidelines for BOS.
 50% in Board of Studies and 60% in RDC (nominated by Vice-Chancellor) are external members.
Are there other strategies to review academic programmes besides the Academic Council ?
If yes, give details about what and when and how often are such reviews are made ?
 Such kinds of reviews are made through Board of Studies including subject experts, Deans Head of departments, with the permission of Vice-Chancellor, whenever needed.
To what extent are laboratory work, field work and projects are incorporated in each of the programmes of study?
 A minimum of 25% part of each semester/year curriculum.
Furnish details of the following aspects of curriculum design:
 (a) Innovations such as modular curricula
Each programme has essential parts like statistics, mathematical ability, computer knowledge + each programmes provides modules in form of special papers +there are some papers which also cover the study of allied areas of each compulsory/optional papers. The study of allied areas is necessary as required in part – b.
 (b) Inter/multidisciplinary approach
The University has introduced a system of establishing Institutes of Higher Learning to integrate various departments under different faculties to inculcate the inter and multi-disciplinary academic culture in the institution. The inter-disciplinary approaches have been introduced specially in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biomathematics, Paramedical Sciences, Mass Communication & Journalism, Library & Information Science, Pharmacy and Computer Sciences.
Any other highlights.
 Organization of seminars, conferences and workshops by the different departments of the University is a regular feature to keep the faculty and the students abreast with the latest researches and developments in the different fields of knowledge. Eminent guests and faculty are also invited by the University for special lectures. The University has also adopted the national curriculum developed by the UGC in almost all the vocational courses. Special attention is being given to incorporate the latest tools and technologies in the teaching programme of the University, mainly in the emerging areas of Biotechnology and Bio-Sciences, Bio-Informatics, Information Technology and Engineering, Paramedical Sciences and Pharmacy.