Mangalore varsity invites e-tenders to install CCTVs

Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Prof T C Shivashankara Murthy has said that e-tender has been invited for installing CCTV cameras on strategic locations inside Mangalore University campus. The CCTV cameras will be installed shortly to step up security. 

Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of Academic Council meeting here on Friday, he said that tender has been invited for installing cameras in 48 places. Constituent Colleges have also been directed to ensure the safety of its students. 

At the same time, fire extinguishers will be installed in the buildings of the university. There were no fire extinguishers so far. The personnel from the department of Fire Service had visited the university campus and have identified the spot for installing fire extinguishers.  

NAAC

Earlier, in the academic council meeting, the VC said that the Mangalore University will take a major step forward in getting itself accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The university has already submitted self-study report to the NAAC to kick start the accreditation process by the council.

 “We have asked the Council to visit the university in the month of February, who in turn have replied positively.”

He said that the self study report contains annual reports of the university during the past four academic years, internal quality assurance report, the student evaluation of teachers report, the academic administrative audit committee report, reports pertaining to grants and funding received by the university from various government bodies and best governance practices among others. 

Grant under RUSA

The VC said that under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), the state universities will get funds for development. Accordingly, the Mangalore University has decided to submit a proposal of Rs 60 crore to take up development work. About Rs 10 to Rs 15 crore will be sought for developing PG Study Centre at Belapu. 

Another Rs 15 crore will be sought for developing PG Centre of Chikkaluvara and Rs 30 crore will be sought for Mangalore University. The Academic Council okayed revised curriculum of correspondence and regular courses of Mangalore University at the meeting. 

Creation of departments

A statute governing the establishment of post-graduate department of industrial chemistry and social work was given green signal in the academic council meeting. 

The statute will come into effect from the date of assent of the chancellor. After getting approval from the finance committee, it will be sent to the government for approval. If the government gives its nod, then the Mangalore University will have 28 departments with 38 courses. 

The VC said that the UGC has sanctioned post for post graduation in Hindi. If the statute is approved by the State government, then the Mangalore University can start PG in Hindi from next academic year. 

Study Centre

The state government has sanctioned a sum of Rs two crore for the establishment of Brahmashri Narayana Guru Study Centre in Mangalore University. A statute relating to the institution of the centre was approved in the meeting. The objective of the centre is to propagate the philosophy of Brahmashri Narayana Guru, to publish preachings and his literature and to make comparative study of his preachings and so on.
 To a query, the VC said that government is yet to release funds for starting Rathnakaravarni Research Centre and Jain Vidya Peetha. 

Registrar Prof Yadapadithaya, Registrar (Evaluation) Dr B Narayana and Finance Officer Dr Pakkeerappa were present.  DH News Service

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