Govt approves addl 140 acres land for Bellary Varsity

Action plan prepared for next five years, says VC
Last Updated : 24 October 2010, 16:10 IST
Last Updated : 24 October 2010, 16:10 IST

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Dr Hosamane told Deccan Herald that this is in addition to the existing 100 acres at Nandihalli Campus, which is 53 km away from Bellary.

Furthermore, he said that grants of around ` 33 crore have been released to the varsity, including a special grant of     ` 23 crore for infrastructure development and land acquisition.

Expressing confidence over the land acquisition, Dr Hosamane said that the land acquisition will be complete within three months.

The University, which offers 14 post-graduate courses, has 87 colleges from two districts of Koppala and Bellary under its wing.

Explaining about his plans, Dr Hosamane said that he has prepared an action plan for the next five years.

The first phase includes renovation of the existing buildings, construction of two new buildings and acquisition of land.

The next phase would involve construction of the administrative block and canteen. During the last phase quarters and medical facilities complex would be constructed, he added.

Another initiative, Dr Hosamane mentioned was the construction of functional buildings.
He said that each building will have 15 classrooms. Schools consisting of four-five departments will be made so that they use a common facility. This will avoid wastage and provide a platform for increased interaction between departments and inter-disciplinary research, he added.

Courses are flexible and as per desire of students. He said that from next academic year, postgraduate courses will complete theory classes in three semesters, while undergraduate courses will complete within five semesters.

Students have to work in the last semester in an industry or institution and submit a report about their experience. The university will then award degree to the students.
Describing the importance of fitness, Dr Hosamane said that a 15-day yoga certificate course will be made mandatory for students.

He said that as 65 per cent of the students are from rural population, it will help students overcome inferiority complex and help them exhibit their creative talents better.

Published 24 October 2010, 16:10 IST

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