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MANUU making efforts to bring in Madarsa students into mainstream

Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is soon introducing bridge courses in all the subjects to integrate the madarsa students into the mainstream, said the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz.

He said this at the inaugural of the Two-day meet of Coordinators, Assistant regional Directors (ARDs), Regional Directors (RDs) and the staff of the Directorate of Distance Education, MANUU held on 9th and 10th of March.

Dr. Parvaiz further said that Urdu is not merely about literature and poetry; it can also be used to teach sciences and social sciences. However, the Vice Chancellor acknowledged the importance of English language in today’s higher education, and assured the audience that MANUU will make sure that its students are proficient in English by the time they leave the university.

During the interactive sessions with the Coordinators, ARDs, RDs and DDE staff, the Vice Chancellor took several on-the-spot decisions, like the one about allocating budgets to RCs, after listening to all the sides of the issues at hand.

It was decided that instead of spending money on sending observers, the university shall use live-streaming CCTV cameras to monitor its Study Centers. It was also resolved that SCs will be attached to RCs on the basis of geographical proximity, rather than state boundary.

Dr. Parvaiz said that more than establishing new centers, his priority will be to consolidate the existing ones by providing them with proper infrastructure. He emphasized the need for “financial independence with accountability.”

Delivering the welcome lecture, Director DDE, Professor K.R. Iqbal, said that Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) will soon be implemented in distance education throughout the country. He also informed the audience about the introduction of online admissions in DDE from the next academic session.

Registrar, Dr. Shakeel Ahmad; in charge Finance Officer, Professor S. M. Rahmatullah and; in charge Controller of Examinations, Prof. S.M. Mahmood also attended various sessions of the two-day programme and gave their valuable inputs for improvement in distance mode education in MANUU.

Dr. Nikhat Jahan, Associate Professor DDE, compared the inaugural session. All the staff members of DDE, both teaching as well as non-teaching, were part of the organizing committee. Prof. Iqbal thanked the DDE staff for their cooperation in making the programme a success. (INN)