Vijayanagar varsity gets more land

Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjappa D Hosamane told Deccan Herald that the grant of Rs 33 crore, including a special grant of Rs 23 crore, has been released to the university for infrastructure development and land acquisition. Dr Hosamane said the land acquisition will be completed within three months.

The varsity, spread over 100 acres at Nandihahalli near Bellary, offers 14 postgraduate courses. It has 87 colleges from two districts of Koppal and Bellary under its wing.

The Vice-Chancellor said he has prepared an action plan for the next five years. The first phase includes renovation of the existing buildings, construction of two new buildings and acquisition of land. The next phase would involve construction of the administrative block and canteen. In the last phase, quarters and medical facilities complex will be constructed, he added.

On the construction of functional buildings, he said each building will have 15 classrooms. Schools consisting of four to five departments will be made so that they use a common facility. It will facilitate interaction among departments and inter-disciplinary research, he added.

He said from the next academic year, postgraduate courses will complete theory classes in three semesters, while undergraduate courses will complete within five semesters.
Students have to work in the last semester in an industry or institution and submit a report about their experience. The university will then award degree to the students. He said yoga certificate course will be made mandatory for students.

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