University (BU) has yet again revived its proposal to establish Dr Sitaram
Jindal School of Economics (SJSE) in partnership with the Jindal Group. .
to revive its proposal as it faced resistance from various sections of society
when it put attempts to establish the school. A couple of student organizations
protested against this project such that BU had to drop it. They said that it's
a plot developed for selling BU land to Jindal Group as the school was to be
administered by JG.
lines of London School of Economics, BU had proposed in 2011 to set up SJSE,
however, it had to drop due to complaints of it being a malicious propaganda
against it by vested interests.
all this now a fresh proposal is being sent to the government to establish
SJSE. Once the SJSE begins functioning,
it'll be completely administered by BU and the building will be constructed in
Jnana Bharathi campus.
offer undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated programmes with an estimated
budget of Rs 100 crore. The syllabus might be upgraded with the present
economics teachers of BU working with the school.
According to an official, SJSE will follow the
existing fee structure of economics programmes of BU. Further, one person from
JG will be part of the advisory committee and board of studies. JG will reserve
five seats for poor girl students and will fund their education.
as infrastructure goes, JG will have boys and girls hostels with furniture and
other facilities for students. SJSE will work as a research centre for
economics, adopting the latest methodologies and concepts of global and
vice-chancellor of BU, B Thimme Gowda said that some are spreading rumours but
we are not selling any land to JG and the school will be run by us.