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New Initiatives


 

The University has taken up several new initiatives in the recent past to make rigorous changes in teaching methodology that leads to improved academic performance by students, intensive use of new technologies in learning and evaluation processes, and strengthening infrastructural facilities to improve quality and quantity of research output and professional development activities.

 
Quality of Teaching and Learning:
The University has introduced the following measures towards the paradigm shift from a teacher-centric approach to learner-centric approach has been adopted.
 
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Choice-based Credit System is introduced in all the Post-Graduate Programmes offered by the University in campus and constituent colleges w.e.f. the academic year 2009-10.

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Extra disciplinary papers, such as Communicative English (I semester), Practical Ethics, Human Rights and Environmental Concerns (II Semester), Personality Development and Wellness (III Semester) and Community Work (IV Semester) have been introducedat PG level.

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Continuous Evaluation of the student through internal examinations, assignments, seminar presentations etc.

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Project Work for all the Post-Graduate Students with effect from the Academic year 2009-10.

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New Courses such as M.Sc. (Computational Geophysics), M.Sc. (Nano Science), M.Sc. (Pharmaco Informatics), M.Pharm., PG Diploma in Radialogical Physics etc.

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Eligibility Test for admission into Ph.D.

Promotion of Research:

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Intensive coaching at Competitive examinations coaching centre to secure large number of CSIR and UGC-JRF Fellowships.

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The University has created necessary infrastructure for attracting research funding from various agencies.

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The University has forged linkages with industry for promotion of research and has collaboration with many National and International Organisations through MoUs.

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Newly established Technology Development Centre provides incubation facilities for high-end research in engineering and technology.

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Newly commissioned Central instrumentation facility provides high-end analytical and other research instruments, state-of-the-art modular labs and computing lab catering to the research needs.

 

Empowerment of students:

The University has taken a number of measures to enhance the student empowerment through various support services such as career guidance, healthcare, psychological counselling, mentoring, personality development, communication and soft skills development by establishing the Competitive Examinations Coaching Centre, Directorate of Placement Services, Sahayam, and augmenting facilities at English Language Training Centre, University Computer Centre and University Health Centre.

 


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