Hyderabad: New post-graduate courses, including in Applied Geology, Sanskrit Studies, and Microelectronics and VLSI design, are being offered by the University of Hyderabad (UoH) from the next academic year. The varsity also increased overall intake from about 1,900 last year to 2,140 for next academic year.
The new programmes were approved at the University’s 84th Academic Council (AC) meeting held on Friday. In addition, doctoral programmes in Electronics Science and Engineering and Systems and Computational Biology as well as an Integrated MSc/PhD programme in Animal Biology and Biotechnology are also being introduced.
Moreover, admissions will resume this year in certain subjects, including MTech in Nanoscience and Technology, MPhil in Anthropology and Regional Studies, and Ph.D in Hindi and Anthropology.
During the meeting, the council also resolved to institute a medal for the topper among OBC students in each of the teaching programmes in the university and a SC/ST medal in all Integrated and PG courses from 2019 .
Last year, the varsity offered four new courses, namely Integrated MSc/PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PhD in Nano Science and Technology, MA Education and PhD Education. Also, PhD in Translation Studies and PG Diploma in Sanskrit Computational Linguistics were re-introduced.
A total 52,991 applications were received for admissions into 117 courses the last year. Out of the total applicants, 49 per cent constituted women, 32.18 per cent were OBC, 15.13 per cent SC and 9.36 per cent were ST. The highest number of applications were from Telangana (17,054) followed by Kerala (6,887) and Andhra Pradesh (5,773) while the rest were from across the country.
The university administration is likely to announce admission schedule for next academic year in April first week.