Varsity to start undergraduate courses

Patiala, June 5

Punjabi University, which is undergoing a number of administrative and academic reforms after joining of the new Vice-Chancellor, will soon start new courses on the campus and at external centres. “The university is finalising modalities for new courses,” said officials.

In a first the university will now have undergraduate courses. Until now, only five-year undergraduate law course, along with diploma and certificate courses, in various departments are available on the campus.

“One among the courses will be for rural entrepreneurship. This course will be started on the campus and various regional centres,” officials added.

When contacted, the university Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Arvind, said, “We have initiated administrative and academic reforms. On these lines, the university will start undergraduate courses. These courses will be different from those taught in various colleges. These will have a flexible and choice-based credit system.”

“Courses will be started on faculty level. As such, a science student will be able to study a course in language,” the VC added.

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