TAMIL NADU

Anna varsity programme for integrated PG course

CHENNAI, JUNE 1 . Candidates who have completed a two-year postgraduate or five-year integrated postgraduate degree in certain disciplines will be considered for admission to master of engineering courses at Anna University.

This was decided at the fourth Academic Council meeting on Monday, the Vice-Chancellor, E. Balagurusamy, said.

The council decided to consider M.Sc two-year or five-year integrated courses in Software Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Technology, as eligible qualification for admission to Master of Engineering Programmes in these three disciplines.

The College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) would offer a tailor-made programme of M.E (Information Systems) for Tata Consultancy Services engineers. The company in turn agreed to set up a modern laboratory in the CEG.

The council ratified a decision to offer an M.Tech (Sugar Engineering) at the A.C College of Technology, Chennai, starting 2004-05, exclusively for engineers sponsored from sugar industries.

The academics also decided to extend the concession in minimum attendance requirements to postgraduate courses also, for appearing in semester examinations. Postgraduate students who were not in a position to make up 75 per cent attendance (minimum for appearing in examinations) for medical reasons or participation in sports activities, and if their attendance fell between 64 and 75 per cent, would now be permitted to take the examinations.

This concession was available for undergraduate programmes.

The meeting debated the detailed new syllabi of various courses and curriculum, which would be implemented from 2004-05.