As per the guidelines laid down by University Grants Commission (UGC), from the new academic session that will begin from July-August this year Magadh University (MU) plans to introduce semester system at the postgraduate (PG) level.
This decision was recently approved by the varsity syndicate, said MU acting VC Arun Kumar. As per Mr. Kumar, the university aims to initially introduce the system at the PG level. This step is being taken on the recommendation of the Committee on Reforms in Higher Education in Bihar with an aim to streamlining higher education and quality teaching at the university and college level.
The acting VC said the university is finalizing the details of courses of studies to be followed at PG level under the semester system. MU is the only university in Bihar which has announced to introduce semester system at PG level this year. “This system will do justice with meritorious students besides maintaining academic ambience in the university,” he said.
Out of four semesters, the first and third semesters have been proposed to be conducted by the respective departments while the second and fourth ones will be conducted by externals. Besides, there is a proposal to introduce one semester internship during which students will work with their parent institutions or departments, sources said.
According to Kumar, the university, which has set up a Board of Studies (BOS) for the PG and UG level courses, is busy drafting regulations for making the semester system successful at PG level.
Meanwhile, a few academics of the university said that all universities of the state must have uniform course of studies at Degree and PG level, so that students do not face any difficulty in migrating to other universities.