Hi-tech electronic media laboratory already set up

Karnatak University, Dharwad, will launch M.Sc. in electronic media from this academic year, Vice-Chancellor H.B. Walikar has said.

Speaking to presspersons here on Saturday, Prof. Walikar said it had been decided to launch this course as the one offered by the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism was limited to print media.

A hi-tech electronic media laboratory had been set up and it was equipped with the latest cameras and software to produce programmes and news bulletins.

On the proposed Pavate Institute of Mathematics, Prof. Walikar said tenders had been invited and construction work would begin soon. However, the varsity would start the mathematical science academic programme from July. Once the construction work was completed, classes would be held in the new building, he said.

He said that the university would launch a scheme where meals would be provided to students at Rs. 5.

Prof. Walikar added that efforts were on to tie up with ISKCON and supply food to students at Rs. 3.

About the university's scheme of awarding a yearly scholarship of Rs. 10,000 to meritorious students opting to study basic science courses, he said that this year, the varsity would not hold any entrance test for the scholarship programme and candidates would be selected based on their performance.

Funds to the tune of Rs. 1.5 crore had also been granted to improve infrastructure in various departments, he added.


Prof. Walikar said that the Karnatak University was planning to make a documentary on the prestigious university. The prime objective was to attract foreign students and disseminate information on the legacy of the varsity and the courses offered. .

He added that efforts were being made to set up an Educational Media Research Centre on the campus.

  • ‘Work on Pavate Institute of Mathematics building will begin soon'

  • University to launch a scheme where meals

    are provided to students at Rs. 5