From the next academic year The Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur, plans to offer six new programmes. during the next academic year.
For the academic year 2016-2017, it is proposing four PG programmes besides two three-year programmes - B.Sc. Textiles and Bachelor of Performing Arts programme in music, with the latter reviving memories of Tiruvarur
Among the new PG programmes on offer, M.A. (Economics), M.A. (Hindi) and M.Sc. (Computer Science), will have an intake of 20 students each while the new M. Tech. (Material Science) will admit 24 students.
Right now it is hosting five M.Sc. integrated courses, 10 PG programmes and seven doctoral research programmes besides two short-term programmes under the aegis of its Community College.
Under a memorandum of understanding to be signed soon, the three-year graduate studies programme in textiles with an intake of 40 students will be conducted in the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management, Coimbatore.
For drawing on a wider faculty base and curriculum design, the university has collaborative arrangements with the Madras School of Economics, the Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, and the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore.
All the Schools and the Community College have a total of 1,005 students on their rolls as of now and the University is planning to increase that to at least 2,000 over the next three years.
The university is about to enter the eighth year of admission with the Central Universities of Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan jointly conducting the Common Entrance Test for admission to their academic programmes on May 21 and 22.
The Common Entrance Test enables candidates to apply for three programmes and sit for the test in any of the designated examination centres of their choice and take admission in any of the three universities they choose. Admissions on merit and with statutory reservation benefits to those who are eligible will commence after the publication of results on June 17.
Candidates, including those who are appearing for the final or qualifying examinations, can apply on line (website: cucet16.co.in).