300 courses revamped to make them up-to-date

The Vice-Chancellor of Bharathiar University C. Swaminathan has warned colleges of strict action if found collecting capitation fee and using teachers and students for canvassing seats.

Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, he said the university had issued a circular against both.

“Colleges have signed an affidavit before getting affiliation that they will not demand capitation fee. Once the admission list is sent to us, we will check if there are any anomalies. Teachers are used to set up camp offices in various places to canvass students for colleges. There are also colleges that advertise wrong information,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

Pointing out that though there were not many visible instances of ragging, Mr. Swaminathan said that this did not mean there were no such instances, but that the victims were not coming forward to complain.

The complaint box, committees, flying squads and counselling that were in place so far would continue to ensure that colleges were free from ragging.

A new batch of 15 Chinese students would be admitted in the Department of English and Foreign Languages of the university he said.

There were six applications for new colleges of which one, to come up in Navakkarai, had received approval. The others were awaiting approval. As many as 300 courses were converted / revamped to make them up-to-date, the Vice-Chancellor said.

Admission under the free seat quota would be made by the college managements themselves.

Five per cent in each course would be allotted to deserving students wishing to pursue undergraduate programme.

The same would be applicable for post-graduate students applying to the departments of the university.

New courses

M.Sc. in Textiles and Apparel Design, PG diplomas in French, German and Chemi-Informatics, will be offered by the university.