'Open house' at varsity on July 15, 16

'Open house' at varsity on July 15, 16

Programme to be organised in Kodagu on July 18, 19

'Open house' at varsity on July 15, 16

The Mangalore University will organise ‘open house’ under the title ‘Come and See Your Campus,’ on July 15 and 16 on the University campus in Mangalagangothri.

The programme is being organised to showcase the facilities in the post graduation departments and the activities being carried out by the faculty and research scholars of Mangalore University.

The ‘open house’ will also be organised at the University College in Mangaluru and at the Field Marshal K M Cariappa College in Madikeri on July 18 and at the PG Centre at Chikka Aluvara near Kushalnagar on July 19.

Briefing mediapersons here on Wednesday, Vice Chancellor Prof K Byrappa said that the students aspiring for various PG courses can directly interact with the respective faculties, familiarise with the available infrastructure, research and laboratory facilities.

It will provide first-hand information to the prospective students, parents and guardians about the facilities and job opportunities available to students after completing the course.

Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim will inaugurate the open house while City Police Commissioner Chandra Sekhar will release a profile of the Mangalore University.

Research facilities

Stating that the Mangalore University is likely to get Rs 30 crore from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the DST-PURSE programme, Prof Byrappa said that the programme is based on its h-index (a measure to assess the quality of research in science).

“When the h-index of the University was 32, the University had received a grant of Rs 9 crore. Now, however, the h-index has crossed 50. The universities whose h-index cross 50 are eligible for Rs 30 crore grant,” said Byrappa.

The Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence (PURSE) scheme provides research grants to universities based on the scientific publications in Science citation indexed journals through the SCOPUS database.

The VC said that all the centralised facilities of the University – Centre for Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation Technology (CARRT), Microtron Center and DST-PURSE laboratory – will be kept open for the students, during the two-day open house programme. The students can collect the application forms for admission on the spot.

Fee in instalments

To help the students, the University has decided to allow the students to pay fee for payment seat in two instalments. This will benefit the students from poor background. Apart from this, an admission cell under the chairmanship of Prof K R Chandrashekar has been set up.

The students need not collect separate applications for admission if they wish to apply for two to three PG courses. Instead, in one application, they can give their preferences for the subjects.

Reforms

To a query on loopholes in the degree results of the last semester, Prof Byrappa said that measures have been taken to set right the loopholes.

“Before the announcement of the results, third reviewer has checked the answer scripts. As a result, the announcement of the degree results were delayed by 10 days. The intake of students for PG courses in private colleges will continue as per the seats allotted by the University during 2016-17, however, the University will move to cap the intake of students to 30 from 2017-18,” he explained.

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