VC outlines proposals, seeks land allotment

Four new post-graduate courses will be started in Tumkur University from the next academic year, according to the Vice-Chancellor of Tumkur University, A.H. Rajasab.

He said at a press conference that the courses will be in Botany, Zoology, Biotechnology and Microbiology. The proposal has already been approved by the Finance Department, Academic Council and Syndicate and will be sent to the State Government for its approval.

He said the varsity has just 15 PG departments which makes it difficult for the students to get seats.

According to UGC norms, one department requires a minimum of seven members including one professor, two associate professors, and four assistant professors whose salaries amount to Rs.70,37,772 per year.

The university will submit proposals to the UGC to establish ‘SC/ST Cell’ and ‘University Computer Centre’. The university is eligible for Central grants as it has been recognised under 12(B) of the UGC Act.

B.Com in demand

The university has started a new section for B.Com in the constituent college following the increased demand from the students.

More sections will be opened in the coming years if there is demand.

The university has requested the government to sanction four more posts of Commerce lecturers.

Prof. Rajasab said he has made an appeal to the government to allot 250-300 acres of land to develop a separate campus for the university.

Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will be visiting Tumkur University on September 18 and interact with the students. Eight students will ask eight questions to the “Missile Man”.