Central University, Tamil Nadu (CUTN), here will celebrate its maiden day-long inter-collegiate/university cultural festival at its Thandali campus on March 2, said B. P. Sanjay, its Vice Chancellor, here on Thursday.
With the university located in the delta region, it will showcase various art forms that highlight Indian culture in 25 stalls, Mr.Sanjay told presspersons here on Thursday.
Folk arts and crafts like weaving, pottery, music and painting will be showcased in the festival. Local food and several fun games will also form part of the festival.
“The university will also use the opportunity to provide information about its academic programmes, research opportunities and service requirements,” he added. The university considers the festival as an outreach programme to connect meaningfully with the local public and academic neighbours who have not been sufficiently informed about the university, the Vice Chancellor added.
A two-day drama, poetry, painting and literary festival 2013 will also be held on February 22 and 23.
Students from 11 colleges and universities are participating in these competitions. Prizes will be distributed on February 23.
Mr.Sanjay also said that the university will soon start law course.
As a prelude, a diploma programme in law will be introduced from 2013-14. After getting the approval of Bar Council of India, B.A.L.L.B five-years integrated course in law will be introduced.
“University Grants Commission (UGC) has been giving sufficient funds for the university. In the 12th plan period, the university sought Rs.917 crore for various activities. Of this, for the year 2013-14, Rs.100 crore has been released”.
Sreedharan, registrar, was present .