As part of their extension activities, the Karnatak University Dharwad (KUD) has chalked out a plan to organise study extension lecture programmes in rural areas.

A meeting of the University’s Study Extension Programme Committee, chaired by Registrar (Administration) K.R. Durgadas here on Thursday, has taken a decision in this regard. The meeting decided that the lecture programme would focus mainly on issues pertaining to environmental protection, women’s empowerment, banking and rural development, preservation and conservation of folk art forms and the protection and promotion of tourist spots in the region.

Special lectures

The meeting also decided to organise three special lectures on the university campus, on topics related to art, literature and culture. It also decided to launch a special series of lectures on ‘Gowrish Kaikini and his rationalistic literature’.

Among those who took part in the meeting was Ravindra Korishettar, chairman of the D.C. Pavate Chair on History and Archaeology and M.H. Bellad, principal of the Government First Grade College, Hubli.