M'lore varsity to conduct two-day open house

Aimed at exhibiting facilities, strengths

Mangalore University will conduct an open house to exhibit strengths and facilities available in the post graduate departments of university on June 12 and 13.

Mangalore University has 27 departments offering 35 courses. The open house session, a popular concept in western countries, will give fair idea about facilities available in the university, opportunities after completion of PG courses in a particular department, Convener Prof K R Chandrashekar, said.

Open house is conceptualised by Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Prof K Byrappa, and is expected to attract graduate students coming under the jurisdiction of Mangalore University, who are likely to take up their higher studies in the university campus.

Open House is aimed at showcasing facilities in the department, activities being carried out by the faculty and scholars, milestones and important contributions of department, extra mural funding from various national/international funding agencies, industries sponsored programmes and avenues and opportunities after completing the course.

Students will also have opportunity to visit departments of their choices, have first hand information about library, and information systems, hostel accommodation, computing facilities, advanced science research facilities like CARRT, Microtrone, PURSE, CAREER etc.

Besides, the university will also keep open the art and culture museums, sports facilities encouraging the students and parents to visit.

Guiding students

Dean of Arts Prof Chinnappa Gowda said at the end of programme, students should be able to decide about course of their choice to pursue their higher studies.

“There will be interaction with students, video presentation of development of the university over a period of time,” he added.

“Owing to lack of knowledge on avenues available and facilities available for students, gross enrolment ratio to higher education is less. Open House will also help increase gross enrolment ratio in higher education. Students will get better exposure when they continue their post graduation in university campus. Citing an example, he said guest lectures conducted by various peetas in Kannada department will help in expanding the horizon of knowledge of students,” Prof Gowda added.

The strengths of Mangalore University PG Centre at Chikkaluvara and University College will also be showcased for students.

Prof Chandrashekar said additional buses will be arranged to pick students who wish to visit Mangalore University, at KSRTC Bus Stop, Jyothi, Kankanady and Thokkottu. Department profiles will be provided to each student with details on advanced laboratories, ICT classrooms, teacher student ratio, extra curricular activities, international students.

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