JNU mulls undergraduate courses in sciences, humanities

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 15:10

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University is mulling to offer undergraduate courses in sciences and humanities with a proposal already been sent to UGC for approval.

The university, which currently offers only language courses at undergraduate level, has submitted a proposal to the University Grants Commission regarding setting up of a school of undergraduate studies.
"Under UGC`s innovation universities scheme, we have submitted a proposal for trans-disciplinary research projects along with which we also suggested for starting a school of undergraduate studies," JNU`s Vice Chancellor S K Sopory said.

"The idea is at its nascent stage and discussion at university level is in progress over its feasibility," he said.

The innovation university scheme seeks to promote innovative ways of learning and support bold and big ideas that require substantial assistance and flexibility.
Sopory, however, said that the setting up of such a school can be possible only if provided with funds.

"There are certain constraints. Undergraduate programmes in the university cannot be started without sufficient funding. We are waiting for UGC`s response," he said.

Universities found eligible under the innovation university scheme could receive a grant between Rs 100 crore to Rs 300 crore for a period of five years.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 15:10

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