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45 per cent of the Rs. 69.45-crore receipts expected from grants

University plans to construct a building for study centres

Hostels for women, foreign students proposed

MANGALORE: The Academic Council of Mangalore University on Tuesday approved a Rs. 4.06-crore deficit budget for the university for 2009-10.

The budget, presented by Finance Officer of the university P.S. Yadapadithhaya at the council meeting, puts the expected receipts at Rs. 69.45 crore and the proposed expenditure at Rs. 73.51 crore.

Mr. Yadapadithhaya said that the expected receipts constituted grants from the University Grants Commission and the Government for plan and non-plan expenditure.

About 45 per cent of the receipts was expected from the Government as grants and 27 per cent from students as tuition fees and other fees, including affiliation fee from colleges.

The examination fees were expected to contribute 12 per cent of the total receipts. The remainder was expected from other sources, he said.

On the expenditure side, 41 per cent of the receipts had been kept aside for salary and other allowances, 16 per cent for administrative expenses, 11 per cent for pension contribution, and nine per cent for examination-related activities. The balance amount had been reserved for expenses such as offering correspondence courses, managing the two degree colleges of the varsity and the like, he said.

Works

The university proposed to construct a building to accommodate all study centres on its campus in 2009-10.

Plans were afoot to construct a building for its Employment Information and Guidance Centre, a women’s hostel, a “pariksha bhavan” (building for examination section), a hostel for foreign students, an auditorium complex, a welcome arch, and an outdoor stadium on the university campus.

Postgraduate centre

Vice-Chancellor K.M. Kaveriappa said that the Government had sanctioned 72 acres to construct a postgraduate study centre at Chikkaluvar in Kushalnagar of Kodagu district. The university had planned to construct the centre at an estimated cost of Rs. 28 crore. The master plan of the centre was ready. It was drawing the building plan. However, the Government had not released any fund for the building, he said.

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