Academic council decides to form two committees

The Academic Council of the University of Mysore decided to constitute two separate committees comprising experts from other states to decide if Anthropology post graduates could teach sociology and if post graduate students pursuing public administration could be awarded the same opportunities as political science for recruitment to KPSC.

The decision was taken at the Academic Council meeting chaired by vice chancellor Prof V G Talwar at the Crawford Hall here on Wednesday.

When the issue of whether anthropology post graduates could be allowed to teach sociology was taken up, sociology department’s Prof Vandana opposed the resolution. She said that both the subjects are completely different. Also, she questioned if anthropology lecturers would be capable of teaching sociology.

Science and technology dean Prof Syed Akhil Ahmed opined that a subject shouldn’t infringe on other topics. Meanwhile, commerce dean Prof B Shivaraj opined that similar problems had been coming up regularly. He supported that anthropology post graduates should be allowed to teach sociology.

When the issue of providing equal opportunity to post graduate students pursuing public adminstration and political science came up for discussion, Dr C Krishna said the resolution should be accepted considering the interests of the students in mind.

However, a few members opined that it would lead to double standards, as earlier during
the discussion on anthropology post graduate students had been denied opportunity.
As the members couldn’t arrive at a conclusion, vice chancellor Prof Talwar opined that two separate committees comprising experts from other states would be formed to deliberate on the issue and a report submitted.

Earlier, during the meeting, a resolution to provide temporary approval for conducting BBM and B Com courses at St Joseph’s First Grade College was also accepted by the members.

Prof C K Renukarya endowment committee has planned to provide cash prizes for the highest scorer in mathematics, statistics and economics and Prof V G Talwar gold medal would be awarded for highest scorer in Master in Library and Information Science.
Registrar P S Naik was also present on the occasion.

 Resolution withdrawn

During the academic council meeting, a resolution was put forward to take a decision if evaluation of first and second year degree papers should be taken up at the college-level as it was taking up precious time of university lecturers. Reacting to this, University of Mysore vice chancellor Prof V G Talwar pointed out that higher education council is planning to maintain a uniformity across the state regarding the issue.

He suggested that as higher education council would be deciding on whether evaluation has to be taken up at the college-level for the first two years of degree classes, it would be better for the university to wait for the decision. Following his suggestions, the resolution was withdrawn.
 

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