Nagaland University (NU) would be introducing the semester system for undergraduate level beginning 2012 academic session. Informing this in a press release, dean, school of social sciences, Nagaland University, Prof. A. Lanunungsang said this was decided as per earlier notification issued by the university.
In this regard, various action plans would be undertaken at different levels i.e. on June 10 notification would be issued from dean’s office SSS and the convener; June 28 completion of draft models on introduction of semester system at college level. Respective college principals have been asked to take active initiatives involving all subject teachers in every affiliated college. One day joint workshop on introduction of semester system would be convened by the dean social sciences on July 1 at NU Conference Hall Lumami. All BUGS chairmen and members have been requested to participate.
The dean further informed that on August 26, draft proposal at BUGS levels would be finalized; on October 28 revision of draft proposal at Bugs level, review of draft proposal at deans’ committee level would be held before the next AC meeting; from October to November approval by academic and executive council would be conducted; on April 30, 2012 final touches would be made by the respective BUGS as directed by AC if any; May 2012, publication of handbook on semester system; June 15, 2012 distribution of handbook/guidelines to all the affiliated colleges phase-wise. From June-July, 2012, completion of meeting all requirements in every affiliated college in terms of recruitment of teaching faculties and supporting staff, arrangement of class rooms, laboratory, library having adequate books etc., would be held for successful introduction of semester system.
All concerned have been requested to deliberate on the up-dating of the existing courses, proposal for introduction of new courses, semester-wise and year-wise distribution of courses/unit, revision of reading materials/textbooks adding latest books, semester-wise allocation of marks, unit-wise distribution of marks and minimum number of lectures required per paper/unit, examination system etc.