Staff Correspondent

Colleges have been asked to create research facilities

MANGALORE: The Academic Council of Mangalore University has agreed to give affiliation to postgraduate courses proposed by six degree colleges for the academic year 2007-08.

K.M. Kaveriappa, Vice-Chancellor, who presided over the council meeting on Thursday, said that the degree colleges that had planned to start postgraduate courses should compulsorily create research facilities.

The council has given approval to start a M.Sc. in Radiation Physics at Mangalagangotri and passed the regulation, scheme and syllabus of the course. It gave its consent to the revised regulations governing the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

The council agreed to allow S.D.M. College of Business Management, Mangalore, and St. Philomena College, Puttur, to start an MBA course from the next academic year with the condition that they should get approval from the All India Council for Technical Education for the course. It approved the proposal of St. Philomena College to open MSW course from the next academic year.

The council agreed to give its affiliation to M.Sc. in Holistic Psychological Counselling, M.Sc. in Software Technology and M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry courses that the St. Aloysius College has proposed to introduce from the next academic year.

The council resolved to give affiliation to M.Sc. courses in Biotechnology (medicinal plants) and Holistic Psychology Counselling proposed by SDM College, Ujire. It also agreed to allow the college to start Ph.D. course in Psychology.

The meeting agreed to give affiliation to M.Sc. in Holistic Psychology Counselling course proposed by the School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, and MSW course proposed by Meredian College of Commerce and Management, Mangalore, for the coming academic year.

Budget

The council has passed Rs. 6.81-lakh deficit budget for 2007-08. Presenting the budget on Thursday, finance officer of the university P.S. Yadapadithaya said that the total receipts had been estimated at Rs. 34.87 crore and total expenditure at Rs. 34.93 crore.

Allocation for new projects planned by the university during 2007-08 has been made in the budget.

The projects include construction of a "Pareeksha Bhavan" and a hostel for foreign students at the university campus, construction of a laboratory for Microtron centre, laying of a new road from the university library to Yakshagana centre and construction of a 400-metre track outdoor stadium.

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