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Academic Council meets at JU


Academic Council meets at JU

Last Updated on : 23 Nov,2017 | Source : UNT News Desk

The Academic Council of University of Jammu, which met today under the chairmanship of Prof R D Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu took various important academic decisions.
Emphasizing the importance of the academic council which deliberates upon the various important issues with regard to academics of the University, its off-site campuses and the affiliated colleges, Prof. Sharma sought cooperation of all the members present and hoped for threadbare deliberations by all the members. Being the most vibrant academic body of the University, entrusted with the responsibility of taking important decisions, Prof. Sharma sought active participation and contribution of all the members of the Academic Council towards academics, examination, evaluations and research activities.
Around 42 agenda items were presented by Dr. Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar, University of Jammu. All the items were discussed along with the action taken report on the resolutions of the last Academic Council.
The item with regard to acceptance and approval of the NWAC American High School Diploma as an eligible qualification for admission to the Undergraduate programme was approved as the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has accorded equivalence to the American High School diploma Programe qualification from schools authorized by Northwest Accreditation Commission, USA and considered its equivalence to the 12th Senior Secondary School qualification of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and other boards.
The Academic Council endorsed the adoption of the guidelines pertaining to the Jammu University Internal Complaints Committee against Sexual Harassment (JUICCASH) as per the recent guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to deal with issues pertaining to Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students in the University in place of already notified CASH.
Decision with respect to providing answer scripts to the students of the Undergraduate Courses in case of their reservations and doubts with regard to their evaluation was also taken to incorporate an element of transparency in the process as a student friendly initiative.
The Academic Council also endorsed the introduction of M. Phil in Biochemistry and  Microbiology within the existing resources.
Introduction of 5 year Integrated B.B.A, L.L.B course in the Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu was also agreed in principle subject to the approval of the Bar Council of India (BCI).
Various other important academic issues of the University were also discussed in the Academic Council meeting, which was attended by Prof. Keshav Sharma, Dean Academic Affairs, Prof Jigar Mohd, Dean Research Studies, Deans of various Faculties, Rectors/Directors of the Offsite campuses, Heads of the Departments, Conveners of Boards of Studies, College Principals and other officials of the University.

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