Mandatory attendance for students reduced from 95 per cent to 75 per cent
In a move to give relief to its students, the National Academy of Legal Studies And Research (Nalsar) University has announced reducing the mandatory attendance percentage for its students from 95 per cent to 75 per cent. The university management said that such student-friendly decisions and encouraging extra-curricular activities will help reduce the spate of student suicides.
Nalsar University Vice-Chancellor Faizan Mustafa said that steps like holding film festivals on the campus were also taken up.
“We are hoping that our steps to make academic calendar of the student less stressful are implemented by other universities,” Dr. Mustafa said at a press meet on Monday.
The V-C said that even the number of academic research papers for Nalsar students has been reduced. If for each semester students had to write five original academic research papers, now it is just one. “Our students have to write only one academic research paper and the remaining four papers can be based on their personal interests such as music, movies, book review, etc,” the V-C said. Another measure implemented at Nalsar is ‘Restorative Justice’ system
For instance, if a student is found cheating, he may be asked to work in the college library for three hours daily for a year ,” Dr. Mustafa explained.
NALSAR launches Court Management MBA
For the first time in the country, Nalsar University has introduced MBA programme with major specialisation in Court Management, Corporate Governance, Financial Services and Capital Markets from 2013-14. The course also offers minor specialisation in Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and Business Regulations. The course, consisting of 60 seats, is aimed at producing future Court Managers who will excel in corporate houses, financial markets, insurance companies, banks, law firms, consulting firms, industry media houses etc. For this year’s admissions, Nalsar would conduct its own admission test and from next academic year, admission will be taken up through CAT and GMAT. For details contact Dr. K.V.S. Sarma (in-charge MBA programme) on 2349-8209.