Cuttack: In the Board of Governors meeting of Sri Sri University, the annual revenue and capital budget of was approved. Sri Sri University is also introducing many new courses at Masters Level which includes M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Biotechnology, Geography, Psychology, Economics and MA in English. The Life Time President of Sri Sri University Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji has advised to introduce courses on Artificial Intelligence and Cinematography as well, which will be introduced soon.
The Board of Governor meeting was presided by the President of the varsity Mrs Rajita Kulkarni. Other members present include, Dr S.K.Gakhar, Vice Chancellor, Mr Bishnupada Sethi, IAS, Commissioner cum Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Odisha; Mr Narendra Lamba, Director Operations, Mr Gautam Mukerjee, Trustee SSRVM Trust, Commodore Ghanashyam Ojha, Executive Registrar among many other members.
Sri Sri University also has put a revised curriculum to place whereby statistics, computer applications and communication skills will be part of all the existing courses. Self-study and seminars has also been added to the revised curriculum. Speaking on the introduction of the new curriculum, the newly appointed Vice Chancellor, Dr S.K Gakhar said, “The change in curriculum will help in the overall growth of the students. These skills are especially crucial to help them compete in the job-market.”
Communication skills is vital, stressed Dr. Dinesh Prasad Swain, Assistant Professor Faculty, Department of Yogic Science. “Students of Yoga are travelling across borders and the need to communicate effectively increases opportunities further,” he added. “In any area of study, communication is key. In a program like MBA, the need to communicate one’s ideas is as crucial as the need to excel in academics. Business communications is already part of the curriculum,” said Dr. Srinivas Subbarao Pasumarti, Dean Faculty of Commerce and Management.
“Basic computer knowledge is a must and inclusion of computer application for all courses is a welcome move,” said Dr. Sunil Kumar Dhal, Principal, Sri Sri College of Commerce and Management.
The practical utility of these components will be a value addition for students in the job space. It will enhance professional skills. The methodologies are industry-oriented and will be fruitful for students in the long-run,” said Dr. Rakesh Kumar Tripathi, Assistant Professor in English.
The University at present offers 24 courses, which includes both UG as well as PG courses