AKTU to Roll out Part-Time PG and PhD Courses
At a meeting held on Tuesday, the academic council of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) has approved the running of part-time M Tech/M Arch/M Design courses and part-time Ph.D. courses, from the new academic session.
These courses will be run at AKTU’s constituent institutions like the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow, Centre of Advanced Studies, Lucknow, Faculty of Architecture, Lucknow, and Uttar Pradesh Institute of Design, Noida.
“These courses will be started for such students who are employed in any industrial sector or government and non-government institutions and wish to do M Tech/M Arch/M Design and Ph.D. courses. The proposal for running part-time M Tech/M Arch/M Design courses and part-time Ph.D. course has been agreed with the condition that students taking admission in the said courses have to ensure attendance in regular classes,” said AKTU vice-chancellor Vinay Kumar Pathak.
The university will also provide educational autonomy to private affiliated institutions by analyzing their performance in academics, research, innovation, training, and placement, etc. A committee has also been constituted for the same.
In another decision, AKTU approved the introduction of Abdul Kalam Institutional Ranking Framework (AIRF) to ensure quality among affiliated institutions. The objective of introducing AIRF rankings will be to prepare the institutions for the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking with the assurance of quality in the associated institutions, the V-C said.
“It will be mandatory for each affiliate institution to participate in the AIRF ranking. This ranking is proposed to be done on the prescribed standards of NIRF ranking. The top 25 institutes which will appear in the AIRF ranking will be provided all possible support by AKTU, by working as a mentor for NIRF rankings,” he said.
The academic council unanimously approved the process of conducting practical examinations of various engineering courses through virtual labs.
Furthermore, the academic council also approved the establishment of four other student welfare cells in Agra, Bareilly, Jhansi, and Sultanpur.
The university has also decided to take unique disciplinary action against students who have made abusive and vulgar comments on the official social media platforms of the University.