‘Universities have been focussing on research'

Karnatak University, Dharwad, is mulling over conducting regular coaching classes to prepare postgraduate students to take up civil services examinations.

Inaugurating the “Classic Sambhrama 2011”, a programme organised by Classic IAS and KAS Study Circle, Dharwad, to felicitate achievers, Vice-Chancellor of Karnatak University H.B. Walikar said that university was considering starting coaching classes to prepare students for competitive examinations.

He said Dharwad was known as a centre of quality education and along with the university several other government and private educational institutions had carved a niche for themselves in the field of education.

Prof. Walikar said that students with strong academic background could perform well in the civil services examinations.

Prof. Walikar said that the universities had been focussing more on research activities and hence the aspect of preparing students for civil services had taken a back seat.

He called upon the student community to develop the habit of reading and questioning. Chairman of Karnataka Border Area Development Authority and MLA Chandrakanth Bellad inaugurated “Sadhaneya Hejje”, a photo exhibition organised as part of the programme.

Additional Regional Commissioner Vijaykumar Torgal released a souvenir brought out mark the 14th anniversary of the Classic IAS and KAS Study Circle, Dharwad. Managing Director of the study circle Lakshman Uppar presided over the function. Judge B.L. Jinralkar, Dharwad tahsildar Ravindra Karlingannavar, and AIR Dharwad Station Director C.U. Bellakki were among those who spoke on the occasion.