PU has directed all its postgraduate departments and constituent colleges to get themselves accreditated from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) during the current financial year.
Only four colleges of PU, namely Patna Women's College, Magadh Mahila College, B N College and Patna Science College, have undertaken this exercise so far. PU and some of its colleges are yet to volunteer for assessment and accreditation.
PU departments and colleges have been directed to send their self study report (SSR) within a fortnight so that the same could be forwarded to NAAC latest by January 31.
The NAAC has set a deadline for submission of SSR by January 31, 2007 and completion of peer team visit by March 31.
Holidays rescheduled: PU has rescheduled Xmas holidays in the larger interest of students. According to a PU notification issued on Saturday, the university will now remain closed only on December 25 and 27 on account of Xmas and Guru Gobind Singh birth anniversary.
It is hoped that the rescheduling will ensure timely completion of courses of studies.
Books released: Two books written by former Magadh University vice chancellor and renowned psychologist Shamshad Hussain were released by HRD minister Brishen Patel at a function held here at Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library.
While the book entitled "Ehsas (The feeling)" is a collection of poems depicting individual relations, social contacts and cultural conflicts, the book entitled "Hamara Vyavahar -- Ek Manovaigyanik Evam Samajik Vishleshan" provides valuable tips for understanding human behaviour. Both the books have been published in Hindi and Urdu.
Maithili department: The Maithili department of PU organised the "Maithili Samman Diwas Samaroh" on the third anniversary of the inclusion of Maithili language in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
Department head Veena Karna called upon the scholars to work for enrichment of Maithili language and literature.
Maithili is likely to be introduced as a subject in various competitive examinations conducted by UPSC and BPSC, she added.
Convention of chemists: Patna Science College teacher Radha Kant Prasad and Magadh Mahila College teacher Bina Rani left Patna on Friday to attend the 43rd annual convention of chemists, 2006 being held at BRA Marathwada University, Aurangabad (Maharashtra), from December 23 to 27.
They will present their paper on "spectral and magnetic behaviour of some metal complexes."