Ranchi: The academic council of Ranchi University on Friday decided to introduce several new courses in the upcoming session including M.Phill in every department.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the academic council of the university on Friday in the state capital.

The academic council has also given its nod for the UG course in Hotel Management and Catering Technology.Apart from this degree course, the university will also start one-year certificate course in Hotel Management.

The meeting was called to discuss the 12th five year plan (April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2017).

The officials also decided to set up a Faculty of Management Studies in the next session.A new PG course of Agriculture Business Management will also be introduced.

A new engineering college will be set up in the engineering faculty of the university.

A new course of MSc in computer science will be introduced in the department of Mathematics while two new PG diploma courses of functional Arabic and Persian will be introduced in the department of Urdu.

A one-year bachelor's degree in the department of Journalism will be replaced by two new courses of PG diploma in Journalism and PG diploma in TV and video production.