Shimla: Chancellor Urmila Singh, presiding over the 23rd Annual Meeting of the University Court of Himachal Pradesh University, here today, stressed upon the need to bring about qualitative changes for meeting the challenges in higher education.
Singh who is also Governor of Himachal Pradesh said that was a need for introducing professional and job oriented courses to increase the university revenues. â€œNew courses in Information Technology and Tourism have tremendous potential,â€ she said.
The chancellor asked the university authorities to ensure that results of various examinations conducted be declared in a time bound manner.
Vice-chancellor Sunil Kumar Gupta briefing the university court about the various activities said that the university was introducing a new course in Bio-technology from the next academic session.
He also said that a new examination block and the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) housed in a new building had been functional.
At the meet, the Court approved the Annual Reports of the University for the year-2007-08 and 2008-09 and Annual Accounts for the year-2005-2006.
Others present at the court included Sirkant Baldi, Principal Secretary Education and OP Sharma, Director of Higher Education, university spokesman Ranvir Verma disclosed.