Patna varsity centre on Buddhist studies soon

TNN, Jan 22, 2012

PATNA, India -- Patna University (PU) has decided to set up a centre on Buddhist Studies to promote teaching and research on different aspects of Buddhism.

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the PU Academic Council held here on Saturday under the chairmanship of vice-chancellor Shambhu Nath Singh. A diploma course in Buddhist studies would also be offered by the proposed centre.

The academic council also decided to introduce a faculty of computer science and information technology. Currently, the university has no such faculty even as several courses on computer applications are being run at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The academic council also approved the format of the revised syllabi of PG courses under the semester system which would be introduced from the next academic session ( 2012-13). The admission ordinance and examination regulations of these courses would be finalized by a committee of deans.