Jorhat, March 14: Classes at Assam Rajiv Gandhi University of Co-operative Management will start from July this year on a temporary campus at KP Chariali in Sivasagar town.
Rafiquz Zaman, vice- chancellor of the university, told reporters in Sivasagar today that IIM Ahmedabad has designed a three-year BBA course in operations for the varsity and a national-level entrance test would be held on May 19.
“There will be 19 examination centres for the entrance examinations in different cities of the county, including five in Assam,” he said.
Zaman said candidates who have passed with at least 50 per cent marks at the Plus II-level are eligible to apply for admission.
Chief minister Tarun Gogoi had announced on March 15, 2010, that the university, the first of its kind in the country, would come up at Sivasagar.
Accordingly, a provision of Rs 1 crore was made in the budget of the cooperative department for the year 2010-11, under the chief minister’s innovative scheme.
Gogoi inaugurated the 14,000 square foot temporary campus of the varsity at KP Chariali on October 3 last year.
The university will offer courses on co-operative management and at the same time train existing manpower in both the government and the private sector to manage the cooperative sector.
Zaman said the university has set a goal to become a centre of excellence in education, research and training for the promotion of well-managed cooperatives.