The University commenced academic work last year.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved courses in four colleges at the Gregory University, Uturu in Abia.
The Registrar of the University, Austin Orisakwe, made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday in Umuahia. He said the commission also approved courses in Colleges of Engineering, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
Mr. Orisakwe stated that candidates wishing to study medicine and engineering could now apply to the university in the 2013/2014 academic session.
“The final approval for the commencement of programmes in the new colleges came after a series of meticulous facility inspections by different teams of professors and other academic technocrats from the NUC,’’ he said.
The statement noted that the assessors, who were impressed with the facilities on ground at the university, commended the Chancellor, Greg Ibe, for his foresight.
The institution commenced academic work in the 2012/2013 session with Colleges of Natural and Applied Sciences, Humanities, Social and Management Sciences.
The statement noted that the university now had seven colleges with 37 approved programmes.
NAN recalls that the university had signed exchange programmes with Tuskegee and Morehouse Colleges in the U.S. to broaden its academic scope.