Mangalore University has decided to open its second post-graduation study centre at Belapu in Udupi district, provided the government allots land for it. Its first post-graduation study centre is coming up at Chikkaluvaru in Kodagu district.

The syndicate, the highest decision making body of the university, at its meeting on Saturday, decided that the university could open its second post-graduation study centre on 25 acres of land at Belapu, sources in the university said.

The syndicate accepted the recommendations of a committee headed by K.K. Achary, former acting vice-chancellor of the university and chairperson of the Department of Statistics. The committee, constituted by Vice-Chancellor T.C. Shivashankara Murthy to identify the land for the centre and study other feasibility factors, had recommended that the centre could come up at Belapu instead of on 15 acres in Kolalagiri in the same district, sources said.

They said that after inspecting both the places, the committee had concluded that instead of the hilly Kolalagiri, the relatively plain Belapu area was a more suited for the centre.

Sources said that immediately after the syndicate’s approval, the university sent an e-mail to the Deputy Commissioner of Udupi conveying the decision of the syndicate and seeking the allotment of land.

MU to offer PG in more subjects

Mangalore University will offer post-graduation courses in chemistry, economics, and commerce at its post-graduation study centre at Chikkaluvarau in Kodagu district from 2014-15, said Vice-Chancellor T. C. Shivashankara Murthy.

Initially, the university wanted to open a post-graduation course in environmental sciences at Chikkaluvaru centre. But considering that it would not have much takers and scope, the university has decided to offer a course in chemistry as there are more takers for the subject and its post-graduates have wide scope for employment.