School of Biotechnology at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra organized its 11th Board of studies meeting on 12th and 13th March, 2020 to discuss and deliberate on various academic matters. The meeting was attended by Prof. S.B. Babbar from University of Delhi , Prof. Renu Bharadwaj from Guru Nanak Dev university, Amritsar, Prof. Namrata Sharma from University of Jammu, Prof. B.S. Bhau from Central University of Jammu, as subject external experts in the field of Botany and Faculty members of School of Biotechnology. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Sharda M. Potukuchi, Associate Professor and Head School of Biotechnology.
The board members extensively discussed the syllabi of Integrated B.Sc Honors (Botany) and M.Sc (Botany) prepared by faculty members of school of Biotechnology as per UGC CBCS guidelines. External experts after detailed deliberations suggested some valuable modifications in the syllabi. After taking into consideration the inputs received from all the members and after in-depth deliberations on the matter, syllabi was modified keeping in mind the carrier aspects of the students. Few more agenda items were also discussed in the meeting.
Padamshree Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Vice-Chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University interacted with subject external experts and explained them the vision behind introduction of basic biology related courses in the university.
In the end Dr.Sharda M. Potukuchi, Associate Professor and Head School of Biotechnology delivered a formal vote of thanks and expressed deep gratitude to the subject external experts for their valuable contribution in the development of syllabi of new courses to be introduced in SoBT from next academic session.
The proceedings of the meeting were carried by Dr.Shafaq Rasool, Assistant professor, SoBT as Member secretary BoS of SoBT.