Mangalore University has revived its postgraduate council, which was defunct for almost a decade. The postgraduate council (PG council) will discuss academic matters before referring them to the Academic Council. Constituting the PG council is not mandatory.

Vice-Chancellor of the university T.C. Shivashankara Murthy told the special meeting on Thursday that the Academic Council had only some postgraduate teachers as members.

The PG council should consist of chairperson of the Board of Studies, heads of all postgraduate departments, statutory officers of the university and senior professors. Hence, the university could take a large section of postgraduate teachers into confidence before taking policy decisions.

He said that a circular had been issued to teachers concerned on reviving the PG council. Its first meeting would be held on May 14 to discuss revising the choice-based credit semester scheme framed by the university.

Prof. Murthy said that the university was planning to introduce challenge evaluation facility for postgraduate students from 2011-12. .

It would allow postgraduate students to personally see his or her answer scripts after paying a prescribed fee.

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