By Dayananda Meitei / DNA
Cept University will introduce two new programmes this academic year, adding to the 23 programmes being offered in its seven faculties. While the faculty of technology and the faculty of arts and humanities will each offer one new programme, a centre for excellence will be set up at the University this academic year.
The faculty of arts and humanities will offer a master’s programme in arts journalism, while a master’s in infrastructure engineering and development will be offered by the faculty of technology. A centre for excellence in urban transport will be set up at the university, under the guidance of the ministry of urban development.
Speaking about the programme in arts journalism, faculty member Nirmala Khadpekar said, "Arts journalism is an emerging field. It has existed around the world for only four years and is very new to India. The course will train the students in appreciation of arts and humanities, and how to write about the same."
The centre for excellence in urban transport will offer three programmes in the area of transport. The will be two master’s programmes in urban transport planning and management, one for fresh students and another for practising professionals. The centre will also offer a PhD programme.
"The two programmes in urban transport planning and management will have 21 students and 20 practising professionals, respectively, per batch. The doctoral programme will admit 15 students in five years. In addition to the three main programmes, there will be several other short certificate programmes," said professor Shivanand Swami of Cept.
The master’s programme will train students to work in fields related to visual art, architecture, design, performing arts, television and films etc.
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of any discipline
Infra and dev progs
This master’s programme will place students in sectors such as transportation, construction, real estate, consulting engineering and management consultancy organisations, both in public and private domain.
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering, architecture, technology, planning
The Centre for excellence will offer master’s programmes in urban transport planning and management for students and professionals, as well as adoctoral programme