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CNI to set up colleges for general, law, mgmt courses
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Kolkata: A new management college affiliated to the UK-based City and Guilds will, in August, open its doors to students who have passed their Plus-II level. There are also plans for a degree college and a law college, both on the St Thomas’ Kidderpore premises, Bishop Paritosh Canning announced on Thursday. All three colleges are initiatives of the Kolkata Diocese of the Church of North India (CNI).

The management college will come up inside the sprawling premises of Bishop’s House on Jawaharlal Nehru Road and work is on to set up classrooms and libraries. Though the focus will be on hospitality management, a course on IT will also be run. The diplomas will be awarded by City and Guilds at the end of the one-year undergraduate programme. The diocese is in the process of applying for a no-objection certificate from the state, it was said.

“We have been running many educational institutions in the city for ages and we consider it to be our forte. These days, management education is a sought-after stream, but most courses are expensive. So the church thought of starting this management college to focus on the less privileged and will hand-hold them into careers,” said Bishop Canning, the head of CNI in Kolkata.

Bivas Saniel, principal of Scottish Church Collegiate School, has been given the responsibility to co-ordinate the setting up of the management college.

The law college is in the planning stage, though space inside St Thomas Kidderpore has been identified. “It will not start from the next session since course planning and affiliation details with the Bar Council of India have to be worked out,” said John Ghosh, secretary of the diocese.

The tech college on the Kidderpore premises will move to a new campus on B T Road and the space will then be used to set up the degree college, it was said.

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