By TCN News
New Delhi : Jamia Millia Islamia and Kashmir University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for running M.A. Programmes in Kashmir and South Asian studies.
Both the universities will formalise a mutually agreed admission procedure, including a joint entrance examination to be conducted simultaneously in Srinagar and New Delhi.
As per the Statement issued by JMI, the course will be spread over two years comprising four semesters.
“The academic session for this programme will commence in July each year following the national academic calendar. Each semester will have four courses of four credits each totalling 16 credits per semester, with the fourth semester having a dissertation paper, also of 4 credits. This makes a total of 64 credits for the Master’s degree. The first and the third semesters will be taught, evaluated/graded at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar. The second and fourth semesters will be taught and evaluated/graded at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.”
The theme of the dissertation and nomination of supervisor will be finalised for each student before the end of the second semester. The dissertation will be submitted and evaluated before the end of the fourth semester.
While speaking on the occasion, Prof. K.I. Andrabi, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir said that MoU between the two universities was an outcome of out-of-the-box thinking done by the universities for academic advancement. He felt that the mutual support that existed between the two universities would take the programme forward with an active participation of South Asia Foundation.