University of Madras News
Madras University MBA MCA Courses Deadline Extended 2013
The last date for submission of application forms to MBA and MCA courses offered by the departments of management studies and computer science, Madras University, has been extended to 31st May, 2013.
Only those candidates who have appeared for Tancet examination conducted by Anna University are eligible for admission to the above courses.
The form, which costs 300, will be available at the application sales counter at the University Centenary Building. It can be downloaded from http://www.unom. ac.in.
Madras University Results to be Published
The University of Madras will publish the results of all Professional Degree Examination ( MBA, MCA, MSc, MLIS, Certificate and Diploma Courses) held in June at the Institute of Distance Education on 10th October, 2012.
It will also be available on Websites :
Candidates can apply for revaluation of answer paper irrespective of their appearance within the stipulated period of the course by paying 750. The revaluation form is available on the University Websites : www.unom.ac.in.
Anbazhagan, 45, who was working as an MTC conductor, died of burn injures on 6th October, 2012 morning. Anbazhagan of Pallikaranai suffered burn when he turned on a pump stove at high pressure on Friday. He was under going treatment at the Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital.
An unidentified man died in a road accident near the Thanthankuppam signal on 5th October, 2012. The man who appeared to be around 45 years old, was trying to cross the 200 Feet road when a vehicle hit him and sped off, police said.
Madras University revises Syllabi
The University of Madras has upgraded the curriculum and syllabi of some undergraduate and postgraduate courses to incorporate current developments in respective fields. This is the first time that inputs have been taken from students, alumni of the respective departments and industry experts.
The syllabus is expected to be revised once in three to four years, but academics say a few courses were not revised for more than 10 years. As a result most students graduate after studying outdated content. Industry sources said this is a reason for the high unemployability among graduates.
On 29th September, 2012, the academic council approved revisions in BSc Zoology, BSc Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, BSc Microbiology, and BSc Chemistry courses. New concepts have been incorporated in MSc Botany, MSc Applied Microbiology, MSc Mathematics and MA Economics and Business Economics.
“Syllabus change is needed to get quality teachers and students. Frequesnt changes will make the syllabus job – oriented and on par with global standards,” said university Vice – Chancellor G Thiruvasagam.
Changes have also been made to the BCom ( Hons ) and MCom courses, faculty members said. Head of the Commerce Department Professor S Gurusamy said that foreign direct investment, logistics and supply chain management have been introduced in the BCom programme, while concepts such as financial services and stock markets have been introduced in the MCom programme as many students are employed in these fields.
The academic council also approved an increase in the remuneration for evaluation of answer papers. Council Member C V Chittibabu said faculty members had made representations over the last five years to increase the remuneration from 9 to 15 per paper.
The council also discussed the issue of amending the university regulations regarding the eligibility of faculty members of MSIT and BSc Electronics courses in affiliated colleges. More than 30 faculty members recently met the VC after a circular was sent to colleges saying the faculty recruited for these two courses before 2009 either meet the UGC 2010 requirement or leave their jobs.
Several council members voiced their support for the faculty members saying some of them had been in service for about 15 years and hence could not be sacked. The VC referred the matter again to the board of studies to consider the situation of the faculty members before they clear the final semester papers of the MCA course for MSIT faculty and MSc Electronics course for BSc Electronics faculty members.
University of Madras ML Admission
University of Madras, Chennai invites applications for admission to full time Master of Law ( ML ) program in the following branches under private study ( Non semester ) for the commencing session 2012 – 2013.
Eligibility Criteria for University of Madras :
Candidates pass in B.L / LL.B, from a recognized university under regular pattern ( 10+2+3+3 ) or ( 11+1+3+3 ) of study are eligible to apply.
How to Apply for University of Madras :
Candidates desiring to register for M.L degree course for private appearance shall register on or before the last date in the prescribed application form together with the prescribed fee of 15,000/ – ( Note : In case of candidates who have qualified for B.L / LL.B, degree from other than University of Madras should pay a recognition fee of 250/ – and matricula fee of 50/ – as the case may be in addition to the above fees ) in the form of demand draft, drawn in favor of the Registrar, University of Madras along with B.L / LL.B / provisional / degree certificate in original and photo copies of certificates ( attested by gazette officer ).
University of Madras Important Dates :
- Last date for submitting application form is : Friday, 30th November, 2012.
For more information on eligibility, application please visit University of Madras Website www.unom.ac.in.
Training for Faculty in Student Psychology
Beginning next month, the University of Madras will train its teachers in student psychology and ways to adopt the best possible teaching methods. This is part of an attempt to enhance the quality of teaching in classrooms, by getting teachers to understand their students’ learning patterns.
University of Madras Vice – Chancellor G. Thiruvasagam said teachers will have to complete the mandatory 15 – day crash course, conducted by the Academic Staff College at regular intervals, in different batches. The courses will start in mid – October.
“We see that teachers complete the curriculum and expect students to study and get the degree. All that the student does is absorb what is taught and reproduce all that in the answer sheet. Where is the value in this?” he asks.
The university also plans to start a postgraduate diploma course in teaching methodologies for aspiring college teachers. The course will help candidates learn different teaching methods, understand student psychology and master technical interventions that are to be part of the pedagogical process.
The proposal will have to be cleared by the university’s academic council when it meets on 25th September, 2012. “The board of studies has already framed the curriculum. We are waiting for the proposal to be verified,” said Prof. Thiruvasagam.
“Newly – recruited teachers have to approach the university for verification of their qualification. Soon, the approval will be granted only after they have finished the course,” he added.
The focus of the teaching methodology crash course and the postgraduate programme is to adapt to the varied socio – economic backgrounds of students “A teacher must be sensitive to all that, and must adopt teaching practices most suited to their students,” said Prof. Thiruvasagam. Panel discussions, group discussions and seminars will be encouraged as part of classroom activity. It will also acquaint teachers with modern ways of imparting knowledge.
University of Madras introduced New Course for Smart Phones and Journalism
A new course, launched by University of Madras this year, will train students in using smart phones as effective tools for journalism. An online media lab has been set up on its premises for students to take up the two – year course in online media.
Conventional media has been around for a while now, but digital journalism has been making its presence felt and changing perspectives in journalism, said Gopalan Ravindran, Head of the Journalism Department, launching the course and the facilities.
Students completing this new course will be awarded a Master’s degree in journalism. Besides dealing with conventional tools of journalism, the course will also look at online privacy and defamation issues. Mr. Ravindran said, “We are looking for trained faculty in these areas. It is quite a challenge.”
The University, according to sources, was one of the first in the country to offer journalism courses, as early as 1947. “While values remain the same, there is a need for a variety of skill sets which we wish to offer our students,” added Mr. Ravindran.
Basic Science Courses to include Computer Applications
Some of the basic science courses offered by the University of Madras will have a flavour of technology now. Undergraduate ( UG ) courses such as B.Sc. Physics and B.Sc. Mathematics will be offered along with Computer Applications.
The programmes were introduced by the University of Madras this year to improve the employability of students.
Around 60 per cent of the course will have mathematics or physics curriculum, and the remaining will be computer science. About six colleges have introduced the course this year.
According to A. Murugavel, Chairman, board of studies for UG Computer Science, University of Madras, “After completion of the course students can go for an M.Sc. programme in Physics or Mathematics or Masters in Computer Applications.
We have placed the request for the students to be accepted in the M.Sc Computer Science programme too which is likely to be accepted.”
R. Srinivasan, Chairman, Board of Studies for UG Mathematics, University of Madras, says that the charm of the core Mathematics course has been retained in these programmes.
“Usually subjects such as Physics or Chemistry offered with the Mathematics course is replaced with computer science papers. But physics or Chemistry courses are optional,” he says.
Faculty members feel that most students take up computer courses outside to improve their employability, but in these courses the computer skills are taught in college.
The MU board has made sure that the weightage for the core courses are retained.
“Earlier the single discipline courses had allied subjects in which two extra papers in Computer Science were offered. But now at least six courses are given along with the practical subjects,” says P. Thangavel, Head, Department of Computer Science, University of Madras.
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