Catholic University Launches Phd in 24 areas
The Don Bosco university has launched Phd courses in 24 areas
India’s first Don Bosco University (DBU) is launching Ph.D. programs in 24 thrust areas in May.
The programs will cover seven major streams including Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Power Systems, Embedded Systems), Electronics & Communication Engineering (Optoelectronics), Computer Science & Engineering (Natural Language Processing), Physics (Nanophysics, Astrophysics, Forensic Science), Chemical Sciences (Green Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Drug Discovery), Social Work (Conflict, Peace & Development, Sustainable Community Development), and North East India Studies (Ethnicity, Ideology & Identity Formation, Culture, Religious Beliefs & Post Modern Society in NE India).
“While graduate education is largely geared to raise the level of employability of students, training them to play leadership roles in providing the services on which a developed society depends, such as chemists, accountants, nurses, social workers, psychologists, museum curators, professors, teachers, and business managers, research is central to our survival and advancement in a digitalized, knowledge-based, global economy,” DBU Guwahati Vice Chancellor Stephen Mavely said.
Coordinator of research at the University, Professor J. N. Viswakarma said, “Following the time-hallowed traditions of the great universities of the world, this University seeks to make itself a centre for culture, knowledge, research, Intellectual ferment, for critical thinking and analysis of whatever shapes and impacts human life, a centre that influences thinking, planning and policy making on vital aspects of social life such as religion, culture, society, politics, governance, education, and health care.”
Prospective candidates could visit the online application site at www.dbuniversity.ac.in.
Last date of application online: 14 May, 2011. The Ph. D. program Course Work begins in August.
Currently, DBU has graduate programs in engineering, post graduate programs in computer applications and in business administration. It offers a variety of post graduate programs in Management online (www.dbuglobal.com).
From this year, DBU is starting several new post graduate and graduate courses, including M. Tech. in Electronics and Computer Science, Social Work (MSW), a PG Diploma program in Child Sciences.
A venture of the Salesian Province of Guwahati, DBU was established in 2008 to cater to the entire North East India.
Source: C.M. Paul