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Madras University to start new courses

By Our Staff Reporter

CHENNAI, FEB. 26. The University of Madras will introduce 71 restructured and new courses during 2000-2001 and 2001-2002, following their approval by the Academic Council meeting on Saturday.

The curricula have been finalised for various under graduate, post graduate, certificate and diploma programmes in the University's departments and affiliated colleges, besides correspondence education, a statement from the university said.

The courses include B.A. (Corporate Economics), B.Sc (Plant Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Geography, Tourism and Travel Management), M.Sc (Information Technology, Computer Science and Technology, Industrial Microbiology, Geography and Tourism Administration), M.Tech (Human Resources Management) and M.Phil (Professional Psychology and Communication).

The diploma courses include Medical Transcription, Accounting and Auditing, P.G diploma in Geographic Information Systems Management, Marketing Management, E-Business and International Trade, and certificate course in functional Tamil.

Besides, 12 new certificate and diploma courses in Indian and foreign languages and linguistics have been introduced.

The Academic Council also adopted resolutions that human rights and human relations education, and the basics of computer education would be introduced in UG and PG courses of all affiliated colleges.

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