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Students spoilt for a career choice

Ranchi, May 7: The state has decided to offer an array of career options to those clearing the Class XII exam.

The four state-run universities have proposed to start several degree and professional courses for 2009-2010 academic year keeping the interest of the students in mind.

Engineering, law, MEd, MBA, hotel management among others will be the new entrants in the curricula of Sidho-Kanhu Murmu, Vinoba Bhave, Nilambar-Pitamber and Ranchi University.

Pro vice-chancellor of Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh, Jyoti Lal Oraon said this year they have decided to introduce MBA, law and MEd courses.

“We are also planning to start BE after we get the permission from the state. There will be 360 seats and those who qualify through the combined engineering examination will be able to seek admission,” Oraon said.

For MBA, there will be 60 seats and the course fee will be around Rs 30,000 per annum while for MEd we have kept 100 seats with course fee of Rs 24,000, said Oraon.

A.N. Pathak, the registrar of Sidho-Kanhu Murmu University, said that they are going to start three-year LLB course from July after getting a nod from Bar Council of India. “The courses will be introduced in two colleges — Deoghar College and Santhal Pargana College, Dumka, — with 120 seats each under self-financing scheme,” Pathak added.

The registrar added that lot of courses such as mass communication and library science are also on the anvil.

While under Ranchi University, Marwari College and Doranda College have plans to start new courses. “At postgraduation level we will introduce MCA, MBA, MSc in biotechnology and human rights education, which is UGC-sponsored programme. Other programmes that are lined up are mass communication, nutrition and dietetics and travel tourism management. We are deciding upon the number of seats and course fee,” said principal of Marwari College Javed Ahmed.

Vice-chancellor of Nilambar-Pitambar University Salil Kumar Roy said that 22 postgraduate courses have been sanctioned by the state which will be introduced at JLA College, JS College, YSM College.

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