Karnataka

Colleges under Mangalore University can offer certificate courses in soil testing, horticulture, post-harvest technology, gardening

The proposal to establish the Department of Tourism Administration as a separate entity in the university has also been approved.

The proposal to establish the Department of Tourism Administration as a separate entity in the university has also been approved.   | Photo Credit: MAIL

Degree colleges under Mangalore University can henceforth offer certificate courses in horticultural practices and post-harvest technology; soil testing; and nursery, gardening, and floriculture. The Academic Council of the university in its meeting on Friday approved the syllabi of the three proposed courses. The council also approved the syllabi of the proposed Master of Laws (LLM) degree programme.

The university, which has proposed to introduce this PG programme from the next academic year had sent the Draft Regulations Governing the Master of Laws (LLM) degree programme for the government’s approval on August 27, 2018.

The meeting also approved the proposal to establish the Department of Tourism Administration as a separate entity in the university by carving the Master of Tourism Administration programme out of Department of Business Administration. The council approved the Draft Statute Governing the Establishment of Department of Tourism Administration in the university.

The council also approved the guidelines for declaration of ranks under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) pattern of examinations. If PG courses are already under the CBCS, the university will bring all UG courses under CBCS from the next academic year. Each certificate course approved will have 48 hours of teaching in addition to 10 practicals of total three hours.

Topics covered

The subject matter of the course on horticultural practices and post-harvest technology also covers floriculture. It covers topics such as urban horticulture, fruit and vegetable crops, application of manure, irrigation methods, disease control and management, food irradiation, handling of fruits, vegetables and cut flowers and the like.

The course on soil testing comprised study of soil components, fertility status of soil, soil analysis, study of instruments, fertiliser recommendation and the like.

The course on nursery, gardening and floriculture dealt with planning seasonal nursery activities, computer application in land scaping, sowing of seeds and raising seedlings, propagation of ornamental plants and the like.

Online courses

The council also approved massive open online courses vetted by faculties of science and technology and commerce for offering in post-graduation and under graduate levels. It approved 36 papers to be incorporated under the same. Some of the papers are like molecular biology, Indian Culture and History and the like.

Ishwara P., acting Vice-Chancellor, presided over the meeting. A.M. Khan, Registrar (administration) and V. Ravindrachary, Registrar (Evaluation), were present.

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