Gulbarga varsity plans choice-based studies

Vice-Chancellor Prof E T Puttaiah told reporters on Monday that the varsity had already introduced a course in environmental science.

Plans are afoot to introduce courses in fashion technology and nanotechnology, the V-C said.

A diploma course has been introduced in nanotechnology. A post-graduate course in the subject is being introduced in the coming academic year, Puttaiah said.

Under the proposed choice-based system, a student can take up two courses simultaneously. The system is already in place in Kuvempu University, the V-C said.

Puttaiah informed that the university was planning to start an institute for research and higher studies in food processing, water purification and fuel sciences.

Recruitments soon

The V-C said that the Gulbarga University had already started the process for appointment of 130 lecturers and 110 non-teaching staff. The appointments would begin next month, Puttaiah said. The process had been delayed as it had to be done through the roster system.

Through these recruitments, the problem of staff shortage at the Bidar and Raichur post-graduate centres would also be solved, the V-C added.

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