Varsity not to revise fee structure

Varsity not to revise fee structure

The step has been taken in the wake of economic meltdown, says VC

 The decision is likely to cast adverse impact on mobilisation of resources due to which no fresh courses barring MTech in Nano Science will be introduced this year.

Addressing the academic council meeting at Jnana Sahyadri campus in Shankaraghatta near here on Tuesday, Vice-Chancellor Prof B S Sherigar informed that fee structure was subjected to five per cent upward revisal annually. However in wake of the economic recession, university will retain the fee structure of the 2008-09 for the present academic year also, he said.

MTech in Nano Science is the only new course introduced by the university this year. VC informed that the course in funded by Nano Commission, New Delhi.

A panel comprising experts from prestigious institutes like IISc, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Research, IITs has been formed to run the course. Notification for admission to the course will be published shortly, he informed.

Civil works

Presenting the progress of civil construction works, he said that construction of students’ utility building at PG campus and the one at Sahyadri College campus are completed. The construction work of MBA block and extension of guest house at Jnana Sahyadri campus are expected to be completed by the month of November, he informed.

SMR College

The construction of first and second floor of BGS School has almost completed. SMR First Grade College will be shifted to this building. The existing building of SMR College will be converted into a dormitory where accommodation will be provided for students of distance education courses and research scholars who visit the campus, he stated.

Distance education

Directorate of Distance Education of Kuvempu University has got tentative permission and recognition from Distance Education Council, New Delhi. UGC has introduced strict regulations regarding distance education. Directorate of Distance Education of Kuvempu University will get permanent recognition shortly and a team comprising representatives of UGC, AICTE and Distance Education Council, New Delhi will visit the campus in the month of August in this regard, he said.

Research work

VC expressed happiness about the quality of research work done in the campus. Last year, university received Rs 5 crore grant from funding agencies like UGC for various research projects and additional Rs 2 crore in expected this year, he informed.

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