Patna: New Post-graduate faculty on Herbal Chemistry is coming up in Patna University which was being run from the PG Department of Magadha University till recently.

The decision to this effect was taken in the academic council meeting of Patna University on Thursday. A number of important decisions were also taken in the meeting.

In this regard Dr Shambu Nath Singh, VC, Patna University said that it was decided in the meeting that an expert committee would take interview of 2003 batch of college teachers to decide their promotion. He further said that semester system will be introduced in PG from the next academic session. However, it will not be introduced on graduate level for the time being.

Also there was a consensus among most teachers to introduce an entrance test for seeking admission in graduate and post graduate courses. However, any decision in this regard will be taken after an admission regulation is introduced. Among other things which were decided in the meeting was to start a separate PG faculty on the lines of Herbal Chemistry.

Due consideration will be given if a proposal comes in this regard in near future , said Vice-Chancellor Singh.

Presently the department is being run under the Botany faculty of the University. The University has also got permission to start Bio -Informatics course from the academic session 2012-13.Also permission was given to old registration cases. Principal Dr Doris D'Souza Patna womens'college has sought 15 days time to decide upon fees for vocational courses in her college.

The meeting was chaired by the Vice -Chancellor Patna University while heads of a number of faculties including heads of various departments and Registrar Patna University took part in this meeting.

JPN\ Bureau

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