Aspiring PG students throng MU's 'Open House'

Aspiring PG students throng MU's 'Open House'

Aspiring PG students throng MU's 'Open House'

A serpentine queue of students in front of the office at the ground floor of Management Block, aspiring students poring over brochures and curious others making enquiries at help desks set up in front of every departments - these were the glimpses of the first day of the two-day ‘Open House’ of Mangalore University (MU) at Mangalagangotri, the postgraduate campus.

The event has been organised to enable students to get a peek into the facilities available on the campus --- both academic and extra-curricular activities.  The annual programme with a slogan ‘Noda Banni Campus’ (Come and see the campus) was indeed a crowd-puller. Scores of students from Mangaluru and different parts of the district were seen making enquiries at the help desks.

It seemed Commerce was the pick of many, with close to 100 students enrolling names along with mobile phone numbers, after enquiries at the help desk, set up next to the office. A group of girl students had occupied the stairs next to the Department of MBA in Tourism and Travel Management, pouring over the brochures before making a choice.

Unlike previous years, the intake for the particular department has been increased by additional 10 seats taking the total to 40. It is intended at providing opportunities to few more meritorious students, Assistant Professor Joseph P D told Deccan Herald.

Joseph said comparatively students from Kerala evince interest in doing postgraduation in Tourism and Travel Management at Mangalore University while the locals remain disenchanted. It is highly remunerative, with most of the students finding suitable opportunities after completing their studies, he added.

Similar was the scene at most of the departments, with student volunteers and faculty welcoming interested students, to hear their queries. Vijaya Bank had set up a separate desk to collect application fee from the students ranging from Rs 150 to Rs 300.

Earlier, Vice-chancellor K Byrappa said the programme was devised as it is the need of the hour. It is also an opportunity for every department to spruce up their premises with minimal spending to showcase available facilities, he stated.

The ‘Open House’ will be held on Saturday too at Mangalagangotri.

At other places

It will be held at University College in Mangaluru and Field Marshal K M Cariappa College in Madikeri on July 18 and at its PG centre near Chikka Aluvara near Kushalnagar on July 19.

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