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April 18, 2009

Dibrugarh University (DU) to introduce B Tech degree from this year


Our bureau
DIBRUGARH, March 22 – Starting the new academic session this year, the Dibrugarh University will be offering four-year BTech degree. For this purpose, an Institute of Engineering & Technology has been set up on the varsity campus. The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr KK Deka said necessary clearances from the AICTE have been acquired.

On offer would be courses like Computer Sciences and Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Electronic & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. All the courses would have the four year semester system, and successful candidates would be conferred AICTE approved B Tech degrees.

In keeping with modern management systems, the Dibrugarh University has taken to deploying the Management Information System, which will integrate the administrative, academic, examination and accounting systems.

The vice chancellor and the university registrar, Dr Pradip Kumar Bhuyan said the university is keeping its academic bouquet constantly updated to make its graduates and post graduates retain their competitive edge and employability. They said work is already on to introduce several more professional courses for the benefit of the students of the northeast. These include a proposed course in Petroleum Exploration Geophysics, PG courses in Philosophy and Hindi, B P Ed (Bachelor in Physical Education). Other proposals include introduction of courses relating to aviation, avionics, hospitality and tourism, etc.

Dr Bhuyan said the university is in correspondence with universities in the USA and Germany for academic tie-ups for the benefit of the students. The varsity’s deputy registrar (academic), Dr Rajib Handique said the Dibrugarh University is all set to improve its NAAC credentials, given the institution’s good overall performance and its readiness to offer the students the best knowledge and education. A team of inspectors from NAAC is scheduled to visit the Dibrugarh University later this month. (The Assam Tribune,23.03. 2009)

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