MU to fix tenure for Chairmen of depts

MU to fix tenure for Chairmen of depts

Rotation system will allow the fresh faces to charge

Announcing the decision at the Academic Council meet held on Thursday at Mangalore University, Vice-Chancellor Prof T C Shivashankar Murthy said that the system has been brought in to break the pattern of appointment of Chairmen followed now.

“The new system will come into force from January 1, 2012. Under the new system, the term of the Department Chairman will be restricted to two years, Chairman of the BoE will be between one to three years and the term of BoS Chairman will be for three years,” the VC said adding that new system will make provisions for Professors and Associate professors with minimum five years of work experience to head the Board of Studies Chair, while Professors, Associate professors and Assistant professors with minimum five years of work experience are eligible to head the Board of Examination Chair.

“The rotation system will allow the fresh faces to take charge as  the Chairmen, unlike earlier where a Chairman used to hold responsibility for over 15-20 years,” he said.

Online admission

The Mangalore University, which has already made the examination process online, has now moved a step ahead by deciding to introduce online admission process in all the colleges under the University by the next academic year. The VC informed that Robosoft Technologies has come forward to install the necessary softwares in the colleges. With the introduction of online examination, all the three major processes-admission, approval and examination would be computerised.

‘School’ system

The University would also evolve with the concept of ‘School’, by setting up five different schools in five blocks within the varsity campus. The VC informed that at present all the humanity courses except Mass Communication and Journalism function in the same block. The management has decided to shift the MCJ Department to the humanities block thus clubbing the Departments under one roof and forming the School of Social Sciences. Similarly, the School of Languages, Management Science, Physical Science and Life Science will be made soon.

A building for Kannada study centre will come up at a cost of Rs 2.9 crore. Once the building work is completed all the 12 study chairs related to Kannada will be shifted to the new building. The VC also said that the varsity, which has adopted the examination manual from Mysore University, will soon come up with a new manual of its own.

“The work related to formation of the manual is on,” he said and announced that the examination results of the last semester will be published on the University website within December 30.

Kodava language course

Principal of Cauvery College Gonikoppa, Biddappa requested the VC to introduce Kodava language certificate diploma courses on the lines of Tulu certificate courses in all the colleges under the varsity. Responding to the proposal, the VC asked him to submit a proposal on behalf of the colleges in Kodagu and the course would be started if the resolution is passed in the Council meeting.

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