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Master plan has received approval of the State Government: Sayeda Akthar

HUBLI: Work on the master plan for developing the Karnataka State Women's University, Bijapur, will start from the next academic year, according to Sayeda Akthar, Vice-Chancellor of the university.

She was speaking at the inaugural function of the seminar on `Karnataka State Women University- Status and Development' organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad at the SJMVS Arts and Commerce College for Women here on Sunday.

She said the master plan to be implemented at a cost of Rs. 115 crores in an area of 286 acres at Torvi near Bijapur had been approved by the State Government.

Dr. Sayeda Akthar announced that the University Grants Commission had declared that the university was now eligible for Central assistance.

She said the university had already brought two of the affiliated colleges under the wide area network.

She said there was a plan to bring the women who had dropped out of college back to the campus.

Dr. Sayeda Akthar said that the university was not in a hurry to implement semester system at the undergraduate level.

Participating in a discussion during the seminar on "Karnataka State Women's University- Status and Development" organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, she said even at the postgraduate level the university took a year's time to implement the semester system.