Statute approved by Governor on June 11
Kannada professor has been proposed for the post
Extracurricular activities compulsory for students
MANGALORE: Mangalore University is planning to appoint a full-time director for student welfare, according to sources in the university.
In the past, the university was appointing a senior teacher as in-charge of student welfare.
Governor T.N. Chaturvedi, who was the Chancellor of the university, approved the statute on the appointment of a director of student welfare on June 1, 2007.
Following the approval, the university issued a notification on the governing principles of the appointment, term of office, emoluments, conditions of service, powers and functions of the post on June 11, 2007.
Now, the university is proposing a professor from the Department of Kannada for the post of Director of Student Welfare. He will be required to take limited number of classes.
A guest-teacher would be appointed to take the remaining classes, sources said.
The university is planning to organise inter-collegiate competitions from this academic year and wants to encourage more students to represent the university at inter-university competitions. To concentrate on these activities, there is a need for a full-time director of student welfare, sources said.
The university has collected Rs. 50 from every student towards extra curricular activities. As the university had implemented the credit-based semester scheme for degree students from the previous academic year, the participation of students in extra and co-curricular activities had been made mandatory. Their participation earned them credits.
The statute empowers the director of student welfare to visit the affiliated and constituent colleges to inspect the facilities for the welfare of students.
The director could convene meetings of student welfare officers twice a year and ascertain the problems of students and bring them to the notice of the university. The director could also organise seminars on various aspects including personality growth of students, sources said.