Board of Studies

BOARD OF STUDIES (BS)

Composition:

There shall be one BS for each teaching department comprising:

i) Head of the department as Chairman, Ex-officio;

ii) Teachers of the department concerned subject to a maximum of five, preferably from different fields of specialization;

iii) Two experts on the subject from outside the College to be nominated by the AC;

iv)One expert to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor of Utkal University from the panel of six names recommended by the Principal;

The Chairman, with the approval of the Principal may co-opt two experts on the subject from outside the College.

Term:

Two years. In case of members under (ii) above, they shall continue to be the members of the BS for two years or till such date as they shall continue to be the members of the staff of the College whichever is earlier.

Functions

The BS of a department in the College shall

i) Prepare the curriculum for various courses keeping in view the objectives of the College, local and national requirement, for consideration and approval of the AC;

ii) Suggest a panel of names to the EC for appointment of question setters and examiners;

iii) Coordinate research, teaching, extension and any other academic activity in the department / College;

iv)Suggest methodologies for innovative teaching and evaluation techniques;

v) Monitor teaching, learning in the College through assessment of learner(s)’ performance and suggest improvement, modification on the basis of such assessment taking care to see that the curriculum is not changed too often;

vi)Change / modify / improve the curriculum in a subject, if necessary, after assessment of learners’ performance, teachers’ opinion and new developments in the subject but not before three batches of students pass out.

Meeting:

The Principal of the College shall draw the schedule for the meeting of the BS for different departments. Each BS shall ordinarily meet at least once a year.