Punjab introduces semester system for all PG courses

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Chandigarh, Apr (UNI) The Punjab Government has decided to start semester system in colleges in Post Graduate Courses from this academic year.

Under-Graduate courses would be covered by the semester system from the next academic year.

The decision was taken by Education Minister Upinderjit Kaur in a meeting with vice chancellors of all the universities of the state held here today.

The vice chancellors accepted the proposal of higher education department to hold the semester system in PG courses in the colleges as well as in university neighbourhood campuses.

The semester system is already in place in all the university campuses.

It was also decided in the meeting that these universities would coordinate with each other for uniform syllabus and standardisation of courses being run by the universities.

They also decided to rationalise the various posts in the government colleges where strength of students is not up to the norms on University Grants Commission (UGC). The number of students for a subject in urban and rural colleges were also fixed to run a course.

Among others who were present in the meeting included Higher Education Secretary Anjali Bhawra, Punjabi University Vice Chancellor Jaspal Singh, Panjab University vice chancellor R P Sobti, Guru Nanak Dev University Registrar R S Bawa.


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