Panjab University plans to establish a new self-funded institution to offer an integrated five-year BBA-MBA program.
The proposal was discussed Tuesday at a meeting of the university’s new course facilitation committee chaired by the university dean’s instructions. Plans to introduce an undergraduate program in physiotherapy were also discussed.
A committee member, on condition of anonymity, said, “A sub-committee was also formed to look at the financial obligations and eligibility of this course and provide their recommendations before the final call is taken.”
Several teachers also gave presentations on the courses.
It is known that the integrated BBA-MBA course is proposed to have 120 seats per year, while the physiotherapy course will be made functional under the university’s institute of dentistry and will have about 40 seats.
While integrated BBA-MBA courses are not offered by other institutions in Chandigarh, physiotherapy courses are currently only run at the Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PGIMER).
While the university already has several partially self-funded courses running since the first decade of the 2000s, not all of them have proven to be financially viable in the long run.
Candidates get concessions for PG . admission
Meanwhile, PU has decided to allow candidates at its ‘reappearing’ affiliated colleges a maximum of two papers (third to sixth semesters) at the undergraduate level, to gain admission to the postgraduate program for the 2022-23 academic session.
However, this will apply in courses where admission is not based on CET or OCET. As per an order issued by the university, the candidate will not be promoted to the third semester of the course if they fail to complete a subject that reappears at the UG level.