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Jamia's eco dept to hold BCom courses.

THE COMMERCE department of Jamia Millia Islamia will soon cease to exist, at least for the time being.

The commerce courses will be shifted to the central university's economics department.

Other courses of the department will be shifted either to the Centre for Management Studies or discontinued temporarily.

The university has described it as an " administrative" decision, but sources say it was done at the discretion of vice- chancellor Najeeb Jung.

The decision was ratified by the university's academic council, which met this week.

University officials said while the BCom and MCom courses would continue, they would be administered by the head of the economics department.

The Bachelor of International Business and Finance ( BIBF) has been discontinued for the current session as " it is not a popular course" while two other courses -- Master of International Business and Bachelor of Business Studies -- have been put under the Centre for Management Studies as they are " management- oriented courses". Sources said it was the outcome of " an internal conflict". The term of head of commerce department, Abdul Aziz Ansari, incidentally, ends on April 19.

According to faculty members, the vice- chancellor was unhappy with the way the department had been functioning under Ansari. Mismanagement of classes and irregular functioning of the courses were cited. The vice- chancellor recently made a surprise visit to the department and was so displeased that he was said to have publicly upbraided the head of the department.

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Date:Apr 12, 2010
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