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Updated: May 6, 2010 01:38 IST

Central University announces CUCET 2010

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B.P. Sanjay, Vice-Chancellor, Central University, Tiruvarur, addressing the media in Tiruchi on Friday. Photo: R. Ashok.
The Hindu B.P. Sanjay, Vice-Chancellor, Central University, Tiruvarur, addressing the media in Tiruchi on Friday. Photo: R. Ashok.

The Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), Tiruvarur, will offer integrated programmes leading to M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, MA programmes in Tamil, English, and Regional Studies, and a PG diploma in eco-criticism, each with an intake of 30 seats, from 2010-11.

The university has joined with six other central universities (Karnataka, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Kerala) in organising the Central Universities Common Entrance Test 2010 (CUCET 2010) that allows for a single window application process-online and offline.

Students can take the exam at 30 entrance examination centres in Seven States and a few metros, and opt for the programmes (details available at www.cucet.ac.in) in the Central Universities.

Operating from the rent free premises measuring 55,000 square feet space provided by the State government, the CUTN has adapted the building for the teaching programmes, and dormitory accommodation for girls.

The Vice-Chancellor of CUTN B.P. Sanjay told presspersons recently that work on the main campus development had already been initiated and 200 room each hostel for men and women contracted for building. Similarly housing for 60 faculties has also been initiated.

The state government has formally handed over 516 acres of land for this purpose. An architecture firm based on open invitation and selection has prepared the master plan design. The University, Prof. Sanjay said, was working on a provision for exit clause where a student could opt for a suitable Bachelor's degree after three or four years and pursue other careers. “Similarly, all the other programmes are based on recommendations of respective expert groups.”

Appointment offers to the first Registrar and Finance officer have been made and they were likely to join by first week of July, the Vice-Chancellor said.

The integrated programmes were based on the approach paper of Indian academies of sciencesand developed by expert groups constituted for the purpose. Eligibility criteria are available at http: www.tiruvarur.tn.nic.in/ cutn/

For all admission related queries and information students/parents/guardians may contact Mr. P. Sukumar, Officer on Special Duty, Administration, at 04366-220311 or write to CUTN, Thanjavur Road, 610 001. They can also email at psvccutn@gmail.com, Prof. Sanjay said.

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