Mangalore varsity okays Rs` 4.74 cr deficit budget

Rs 5 cr earmarked for PG centre near Kushalnagar

In the fourth general meeting of the Academic Council held at the New Senate Hall in Mangalagangothri, Varsity Finance Officer Prof Pakkeerappa presented the budget proposing an income of Rs 119.47 crore and an expenditure of Rs 124.22 crore, thus indicating a deficit of Rs 4.74 crore.

Income, expenditure

Prof Pakkeerappa said under planned sector, the income for the year 2011-12 was Rs 95.45 crore while it was Rs 71.64 crore in 2010-11. The expenditure under planned sector is Rs 91.64 crore. Compared to last year, there was increase of Rs 23.81 crore in income and Rs 18.99 crore in expenditure. The income from non planned sector will be Rs 24.01 crore while the expenditure will be Rs 32.57 crore.  He said about 58 per cent of the resources are spent on the salary of the employees, 10 per cent on administrative expenses and 5 per cent on examination.

“Under planned fund, government releases only salary of the university employees and officials. We get only token grant from the government for any developmental works. In 2010-11, the government had sanctioned Rs 1.50 crore for setting up of PG centre at Chikkaluvar in Kushalnagar.  The State government has already announced a sum of Rs 5 crore for the PG centre in its budget 2011-12. A proposal on Rs 16.84 crore has been submitted to the government for the new buildings and to provide basic facilities,” he said.

Allocation

The budget has earmarked Rs 500 lakh for the PG centre at Chikkaluvaru, Rs 200 lakh for auditorium and mini seminar hall, Rs 150 lakh for construction of study centre at University, Rs 100 lakh for outdoor stadium and 400 metre track, Rs 100 lakh for maintenance of basic infrastructure at Field Marshal K M Cariappa College, Madikeri, Rs 100 lakh for the basic infrastructure maintenance at University College, Mangalore, Rs 85 lakh for the maintenance and repair of Mangalore University administrative building, Rs 50 lakh for the commerce and management building, Rs 40 lakh as grant for research, Rs 40 lakh for providing laptop for teaching staff, Rs 40 lakh for the second floor of humanities building, Rs 30 lakh for providing intercom facility in all the departments, Rs 30 lakh for the beautification of the university campus, Rs 10 lakh for providing facilities to the differently abled teachers, non teaching staff and students. and Rs 10 lakh for the construction of swimming pool.

Research grant

The Vice-Chancellor said the budget has earmarked Rs 40 lakh for the research grant. The grant will be given to encourage basic research in science and social science. “Those lecturers who fail to get grants from various research funding organisations, will be given grant of Rs 2 lakh by the University to carry out research activities. The grant will be given to atleast 20 lecturers in the university. The lecturers will be asked to submit a proposal to the university which will be examined by an Expert committee,” he added.

The VC said the University has already submitted a proposal on the outdoor stadium to the UGC. He said the UGC has sanctioned Rs 25 lakh each to FMC College, Madikeri and University College, Mangalore for the purchase of computers, LCD and generator.

Registrar Dr Chinnappa Gowda, Registrar (Evaluation) Dr P S Yedapadithaya were present.

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