Even as extracurricular activities are gaining momentum in the twin cities, formal inauguration and induction programmes for the freshers still continue in some educational institutions.
Karnatak University, Dharwad, formally welcomed the students of various postgraduate courses for the academic year 2011-12 through an induction programme last week.
Inaugurating the function at the university's Senate hall, the Principal Secretary of Higher Education, Lata Krishnarao, stressed on the need for setting up “English Laboratories” in all the universities.
She called upon the university teachers to train their students to face various competitive examinations apart from training them in their respective field of interest.
Referring to the percentage of students who opt for postgraduate courses after their graduation,
Ms. Krishnarao said the university administration should enter into a tie up with banks so that needy and poor students could get financial assistance to continue higher studies.
Vice-Chancellor professor H.B. Walikar said if the government gave more assistance for higher education, the university would be able to provide all facilities to the students.
“The university will enter into a memorandum of understanding with recognised institutions for training the students in communication skills,” he said.
Registrar S.B. Hinchigeri welcomed the gathering. Social Sciences Dean Hussain Khan proposed a vote of thanks.
Earlier, Ms. Krishnarao inaugurated the “Cavuery Girls' Hostel” built on the campus of Karnatak College, Dharwad.
Oxford College, Hubli, had organised a felicitation programme for honouring the bodybuilding athletes who had won laurels for the district in the recent Dasara sports. College chairman Vasanth Horatti, Bodybuilders' Association's district president Sharif Mulla honoured the bodybuilding athletes Krishna Chikktumbal, Koushik Kamat, Levin K. Riyaz Betadur, and Pratap, who won in various categories at the Dasara event, at a function held last week.
Meanwhile, Hubli witnessed two big events last week. While Sri Kadasiddheshwar Arts College and H.S. Kotambri Science Institute hosted an international conference on Hindi poetry, Jain College of BBA and BCA hosted a national-level management festival “Prudence- 2011” which provided a platform to budding managers to showcase their talents.