Madras Varsity Plans to Offer Architecture Degrees from 2023-24 | Chennai News
Chennai: Madras University plans to offer March and Arch B from the academic year 2023-24. So far, this course is offered by the Autonomous Colleges of Architecture and Affiliated Colleges of Anna University.
Madras University Officials said the university’s statutes allow it to offer Western drawing, painting, architecture and music as part of the fine arts faculty.
“According to the University Grants Commission (UGC), courses in architecture and computer science are considered science courses. The MCA is offered by colleges of arts and sciences, as well as colleges of engineering. Architecture will also be offered in these two colleges after getting approval from the Council of Architecture,” said the Vice Chancellor of Madras University. S Gowri Tell yourself.
The university would offer MArch while affiliated colleges would likely be allowed to offer BArch starting in the next academic year.
Meanwhile, 53 colleges from Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur have applied to the university to launch new courses and additional sections from 2022-23.
“The colleges wanted to launch new undergraduate programs in business, criminology and psychology. The university will do the inspection before allowing colleges to start new programs,” Gowri said.
The university also plans to audit the salary paid to faculty members at subsidized colleges and private colleges affiliated with it. “At government-subsidized colleges, faculty members in quarters one and two do the same job. However, faculty members who teach stand-alone or second-shift courses complain of being poorly paid compared to their colleagues working in first-shift or assisted courses,” a university official said.
In private colleges, faculty members claim they receive salaries as low as ₹12,000 per month. “The university will instruct affiliated colleges to raise the salaries of their staff so that they can attract qualified faculty,” the official added.