Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The academic council of the University of Kerala, at its meeting here on Monday, recommended that the Department of Hindi at the MG College, Thiruvananthapuram be recognised as a research centre in the language.

The council ratified the new regulations for the post-basic BSc Nursing programme.

The council decided to refer to the Board of Study concerned, the matter of recognising the MPhil in English given by the Manonmaniam Sundarnar University through the Scot Christian College, Nagercoil.

The council decided to recognise the MSc Physics, MSc Zoology and the MPhil Commerce degrees given by the University through the College.

Fashion design

The Council decided to recognise the BSc Apparel Fashion Design (regular) course of the Alagappa University, Karakkudi and the BSc Fashion and Apparel design course of the Bangalore University as qualifying degrees for the MBA programme of the University of Kerala.

The MSc Applied Fisheries course of the MG University will now be considered equivalent to the MSc Aquatic Biology course of the University of Kerala.

The model two BA Hindi vocational (regular) course of the MG University will now be equivalent to the BA Hindi programme.

Syndicate member P. Mohammed Kunhu told the meeting that the university would consider giving remuneration for evaluating answer papers of PG examinations.

The varsity would also consider revising specimen charges and other allowances pertaining to practical examinations, he said.

Syndicate member C. Bhaskaran told the meeting that the varsity would consider grading the facilities and performances of professional colleges and publishing that data on its website.

Vice-Chancellor (in charge) Gangan Prathap presided over the meeting of the Council, a press note issued here said.