BA Pass course is back in Jamia after a year gap
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Okhla Times Campus Reporter/JMI
BA Pass course that was dropped last year is back from this academic year 2011-2012, according to a senior Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) official. A few months after becoming Vice-Chancellor of JMI, Najeeb Jung had made some changes by scrapping courses like BA, BBFA (self-finance). The removal of the course had generated heated debate among teachers in the University. Since then VC has been under pressure to bring it back. After some upgradation, the course is going to be introduced now.
Every year some 250 students used to take admission in the course. Most of them come from poor backgrounds and are educationally and financially weak. Students who don’t get admission in BA (Honours) used to get admission in BA Pass. The minimum requirement for getting admission in BA Pass at that time was 45 per cent whereas in other courses the minimum eligibility is 50 per cent. There used to be a huge rush of students in this course with some 1,500 candidates appeared for the entrance test a year before it was scrapped. It appears that this year the course has been launched by making the content more up to date so that pass outs could get more out of the course.
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