A P J Abdul Kalam to teach at BHU

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Varanasi, Oct 23 (UNI) Former President A P J Abdul Kalam will now don the role of a visiting professor at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

The decks in this regard were cleared at the meeting of University's Academic Council chaired by Vice-Chancellor Panjab Singh here this evening, BHU spokesperson said.

A request sent to Dr Kalam by the BHU VC to deliver lecture as a visiting professor in the central varsity was accepted by the former President.

The Council meeting cleared the decks for Dr Kalam to deliver a series of lectures at this largest residential university of Asia on the subject 'Knowledge Systems and Knowledge Product'.

The dates for the lecture series are yet to be finalised.

The council also affirmed that the varsity's south campus at Barkacchha (Mirzapur), will be named Rajiv Gandhi South Campus. Courses at the South Campus had commenced from last year only, BHU spokesperson added.

The other decisions taken at the meeting, included okaying of Board of Studies for School of Food Sciences and Technology, increasing the number of seats in MSc (Environmental Sciences) from 15 to 20 and starting of Master in Music (M.Mus) degree courses in Kathak and Bharatnatyam at the Faculty of Performing Arts.

It also decided to start BSc (Hons) courses in Biology and Mathematics groups at the Arya Mahila Degree College, besides making M A (Sanskrit) an applied subject for research. It was also agreed upon to provide library facilities to students enrolled in various diploma courses at the university.

UNI

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