An inquiry by Mangalore University has found that 38 college students were involved in malpractices in different degree examinations conducted by it in May 2010. Their results have been cancelled.

Among them, nine students will not be allowed to write the examinations scheduled in May 2011 considering the seriousness of the malpractice.

The Syndicate, highest decision making body of the university, at its October 27 meeting, approved the decision of the university, according to K. Chinnappa Gowda, Registrar (Administration).

He said in a release that of the 38 students, 12 had appeared for B.A. examinations, 10 for BBM, two for BCA , a student each for BSW and LLB examinations and four students for correspondence course examinations in B.Com and B.Sc..

Centre for Ph.D.

The Syndicate approved a proposal recognising the School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, here as a centre for research (Ph.D.) in social work, he said.

Following a request by the college for it, the university had sent a committee to review the facilities available for recognising it as a centre for research.

The committee in ints report had recommended that its postgraduate department in social work could be granted permission for enrolling candidates for Ph. D. in social work.

The Syndicate accepted the recommendation of the committee, the release said.

The Syndicate took another decision with regard to autonomous colleges. Autonomous colleges with single faculty (such as offering only arts courses or only B. Ed. course or only science courses or only commerce courses) would have to pay less fee in three categories. They are inspection fee, renewal of autonomous status fee and annual fee. These colleges would get 50 per cent reduction in three categories of fees applicable for other autonomous colleges offering multi-faculty courses, the release said.

Vice-Chancellor T.C. Shivashankara Murthy announced in the Academic Council meeting recently that the university would make public the decisions of the Syndicate through the media. So far, such decisions were not announced to the media.

This is the first time that the university has made public the decisions of the Syndicate through a press release.

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