New Delhi: The Academic Council (AC) of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has consented to set up a school of engineering and management along with upgrading a special centre for Sanskrit studies into a school.
“We will start a school of management and entrepreneurship to focus on informal innovation. We will also start an engineering school which will offer integrated five-year degree,” said Prof. M Jagdeesh Kumar, JNU VC.
The members of the AC confirmed about the new development. A proposal to set up a school of engineering was approved along with the special centre for Sanskrit studies into a School for Sanskrit and Indic Studies. The executive council needs to approve the changes before the implementation.
The teaching association of JNU—JNUTA put forth that their demands on how the engineering programmes offered in JNU will differ from IIT was unanswered. It also alleged that no actual proposal was circulated on the issue of upgrading the Sanskrit studies centre.
“The chair announced that he has been promised Rs 180 crore by the UGC for this (Engineering) School and full support in terms of faculty positions. A decision to run the entrance exam, rather than through the IIT-JEE system was also announced. Along with engineering, the programme in management was also deemed to be passed, even though not one comment regarding this was placed as part of the agenda for discussion,” a statement from JNUTA said.
If the executive council too approves it, then the University shall start its admission procedure for these subjects for 2019-20 academic session.