The Central University of Bihar (CUB), which has been recently set up along with eleven other central universities by an act of parliament, The Central Universities Bill, 2009. Professor Janak Pandey, an eminent Psychologist, has been appointed Vice Chancellor. He has take the responsibility head on and set in motion to start a two-year course on Masters in Development Studies from 2009-10. Such programmes are available in the European Universities (ISS, LSE, Machester and Sussex among others). The programme offered by CUB shows promise and young minds interested in development studies should apply for the same. For details, see their brochure. A summarized form is as folows.
Applications are invited to Masters in Development Studies by CUB. The minimum eligibility shall be of 55% (50% for SC/ST candidates) of marks in the bachelor degree examination. There will be a written test on August 1, 2009 in five centres spread across the country (Kolkata, Mumbai, Mysore, New Delhi and Patna). Selected candidates wil be called for Group Discussion and Interview to take place during August 24-25, 2009. Application fee for all candidates is Rs.500/- (only through crossed Demand Drafts to be drawn in favour of 'Central University of Bihar' payable at Patna). Submission Of completed applications begins from July 06, 2009 and should reach (Central University of Bihar Counter (CMIP campus), Phaneeswarnath Renu Hindi Bhawan, Chajjubagh, Patna -800001) before July 24, 2009.
All the best to all those who take this plunge.