Pune: Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC), Pune, has completed 75 years this year and is all set to achieve ‘Autonomous’ status very soon.
On the occasion of its Platinum Jubilee, the institute has organised several programmes and will be introducing new courses from the next academic year. Also, a tree plantation programme has been organised by the institute on Friday (June 30), the foundation day of the college, in its premises. Around 75 indigenous saplings will be planted at the college campus.
“One of the major developments that will be carried out in the institute this year includes improvement of the infrastructural facilities in campus,” said Chandrakant Rawal, Principal, BMCC.
He added, “The language laboratory where we have a facility for learning German, French and Spanish, will now also have Chinese, and two Indian languages namely Gujarati and one of the South Indian languages. We would also have an accounting laboratory wherein we will have the facility to teach all the accounting related softwares from Tally to SAP. Presently, around 12 out of the 30 classrooms in the college are digital, and we have aimed to make all the classrooms smart this year, as we are heading towards digital and Wi-Fi campus.”
Along with this, a new boys’ hostel building, renovation of Tata Assembly Hall, independent building for gymkhana/pavilion renovation of the computer laboratory, the establishment of incubation centre are some other infrastructural developments on the list for the upcoming year. Amongst the other activities planned for this year, the institute will be signing a couple of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and starting new courses.
“We are going to sign MoUs with two other universities in India, under SPPU, and at the same time, a couple of MoUs with some international universities. Also, we would be adding to the presently available 53 e-content/MOOC courses to bring them to a total of 75. Other activities like moot court competition, survey and research projects, will also be carried out,” Rawal said.