Three universities from the State have been chosen

Karnatak University, Dharwad, is one of the three varsities in the State selected for the tag of University with Potential for Excellence, Vice-Chancellor H.B. Walikar has said.

Speaking to presspersons here on Saturday, Prof. Walikar said the University Grants Commission (UGC) team which visited the varsity a fortnight ago had submitted its recommendations to the UGC.

He said the UGC had invited research papers on focus areas and the professors here had submitted three proposals. The first project was on ‘Drug delivery' and was proposed jointly by the biotechnology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, biology, chemistry and zoology departments.

The second project on ‘Design of intelligent machine' was submitted by the departments of mathematics and computer science.

The estimated total cost of the three projects was Rs. 30 crore. Prof. Walikar said that the UGC had shortlisted nine varsities across the country, of which six would be tagged as University with Potential for Excellence this year.

Three varsities from the State — Bangalore University, University of Mysore and Karnatak University — were selected after evaluating the research topics, infrastructure and the quality of education imparted there.

However, Karnatak University ranked first among the three with 2.68 points in the average citation index, followed by Bangalore University with 1.68 and University of Mysore with 1.24 points, he said.

A 10-member team will visit the varsity again from May 30 to June 1 and would submit a comprehensive report to the UGC. Based on this report, the varsity would be given the tag, he said.

To a query, he said that the varsity, if it got the tag, would receive financial assistance of Rs. 50 crore for advanced research in life sciences. In addition, funds would be granted to improve infrastructure and so on. Registrar S.B. Hinchigeri, Registrar (Evaluation) G.R. Bhat and professor A.S. Balsubramanya were present.

  • 10-member UGC team to visit varsity again

    from May 30 to June 1

  • Based on its report, Karnatak University will

    be accorded the tag