Kolkata-based JIS University, which has recently become part of the United Nations Academic Impact, today announced it will soon start offering courses in technology, pharmacy, education and media. Professor B C Mal, vice chancellor of JIS University which had started operations last year, said they will gradually move beyond traditional engineering courses to venture into areas like aerospace engineering. "We will offer programmes in applied sectors of science, technology, medicine and management.
From the 2016-17 academic session we will roll out programms in pharmacy, education and media besides technology," Mal told reporters here. The private university is already offering courses in physics, chemistry, geology, biotechnology, management, hotel and hospitality management and law. Realising the importance of skills in getting jobs and becoming entrepreneurs, he said they have planned to make skill development an integral part of all undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. Officials said recently the varsity has got membership of the prestigious United Nations Academic Impact which has more than 1000 top universities and institutions from all over the world. On collaboration front, JIS University has already tied-up with Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. "Talks are on with many other American and European institutes for academic collaborations and mutual co-operation," the VC said.