Providing research grant for university teachers to the tune of Rs. 2 lakh a project, laptops for teachers, constructing a swimming pool and beautification of the university campus are some of the new proposals made in the budget of Mangalore University for 2011-12.
The budget was tabled at the meeting of the Academic Council on Wednesday.
Referring to the proposals, Vice-Chancellor T.C. Shivashankara Murthy said the university had planned to sanction Rs. 2 lakh a project to 20 lecturers. It had reserved Rs. 40 lakh as research grant. A committee of the university would choose eligible projects. Priority would be given for projects taken up by junior teachers of the university, he said.
The budget had reserved Rs. 40 lakh to supply laptops for teachers and allocated Rs. 10 lakh for constructing a swimming pool on the university campus. It had reserved Rs. 1 crore for constructing an outdoor sports stadium with 400 m track on the campus and Rs. 30 lakh had been reserved for beautification of the campus. The Budget had reserved Rs. 1 crore each for the University College here and Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa College at Madikeri for improving infrastructure facilities. The budget had reserved Rs. 2 crore for completing the on-going construction of a complex with an auditorium and mini seminar halls.
It had reserved Rs. 1.50 crore for constructing a building for housing all its study chairs.
P. Pakkeerappa, Finance Officer, tabled a Rs. 4.74 crore deficit budget. The total receipts had been estimated at Rs. 119.47 crore and expenditure at Rs. 124.22 crore.
The council approved affiliation for six new colleges for 2011-12. They are: Unity Academy of Education, Mangalore for B.Sc.; Gole College of Information Technology for Diploma in Hardware and Networking, Mangalore; Mahesh College of Management, Mangalore, for BBM; Paduva College of Commerce and Management for BBM and B.Com; Goretti College of Commerce and Management, Karkala for BBM and B.Com.; and Paradise Institute of Hotel Management, Malpe, for Bachelor of Hotel Management.
The Vice-Chancellor said the university would shortly review permanente affiliation granted to colleges.
According to the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the affiliation of such colleges should be reviewed every five years.
Registrar (administration) K. Chinnappa Gowda and Registrar (Evaluation) P.S. Yadapadithayya were present.