They can start functioning from next year after complying with conditions

The Academic Council of Mangalore University on Saturday granted affiliation to 11 new degree colleges, all private, for 2013-14 subject to complying with certain conditions before the start of the next academic year.

The council gave its ‘conditional approval’ for seven degree colleges, including two government colleges, to start some postgraduate courses from 2013-14.

But they have to fulfil certain conditions laid by the local inquiry committees of the university related to infrastructure.

Vice-Chancellor T. C. Shivashankara Murthy, who presided over the meeting of the council, said the colleges would be subjected to inspection again before the commencement of the next academic year to verify if they have fulfilled the conditions stipulated by the committees.

Degree courses

Mr. Murthy said that of the 11 new degree colleges, six colleges have proposed to offer both B.Com. and B.A. courses, three colleges will offer only B.Com., while the remaining two colleges will have both B.Com. and BBM courses.

The colleges who have proposed to offer both B.Com. and B.A. courses included Aaba Women’s First Grade College, Surathkal; Gurudeva First Grade College, Belthangady; Anugraha Women’s College, Kalladkka; AIM’s First Grade College, Kadaba; Hazrath Sayyid Madani Banath Women’s Degree College, Ullal, and Kodlipet First Grade College, Kodlipet.

Sai Shankar Degree College, Ponnampet; Trisha College, Kalyanpur; and St. Antony College of Commerce, Belthangady, will offer only B.Com. course, while Mangalore One School and College, Chembugudde and Touheed Women’s College of Commerce, Gangolli, will introduce both B.Com. and BBM courses.

Postgraduate courses

The colleges which have secured conditional approval for starting postgraduate courses Pompei College, Aikala, St. Aloysius Evening College, Mangalore, Government First Grade Colleges at Baindoor and Vitla (all M.Com. course); Vivekananda College, Puttur (M.Com., Chemistry); St. Philomena College, Puttur (Mathematics); Alva’s College, Moodbidri (Statistics, Economics, Psychology, Chemistry, Computer Science and M.Com. in Insurance and Bank Management); and Government First Grade College, Vamadapadavu (M.A. in Kannada and M.A. in History). The Vice-Chancellor told the council that the university had plans to offer postgraduate courses in English, Economics and Political Science subjects at University College, a constituent college of the university in Mangalore, from 2013-14.