UoM to offer free education to children of deceased farmers


The Academic Council of the University of Mysore has resolved to offer free education to children of farmers who allegedly committed suicide during last year.

Children can avail themselves of undergraduate and postgraduate education for free during the 2016–17 academic year on the university campus or in colleges coming under its jurisdiction.

Besides, the council also resolved to provide hostel accommodation to the needy children.

The meeting, presided over by Vice-Chancellor K.S. Rangappa, took a unanimous stand in backing the State government’s move on free education to the children of the deceased farmers and resolved to support the farmers’ families. Prof. Rangappa said children of the deceased farmers would get admissions to courses in government, private and autonomous colleges. They can opt for either undergraduate or postgraduate courses, or other courses. The fee will be borne by the university.

The council also resolved to constitute a committee, following the directions from the government, for bringing in transparency in the process of conferring honorary doctorate by the universities on eminent personalities every year.

Annan for centenary fete

The Vice-Chancellor informed the meeting that the former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, will be invited to the valedictory function of centenary celebrations in July. “Vice-President Hamid Ansari will attend the valedictory function. We are also trying to invite Mr. Annan to the event,” he said.

He said the university is hosting the 31st Inter-university National Youth Festival ‘Yuva Shatha Sambrama-2016’ from February 15 to 19. The Mysuru varsity in association with the Association of Indian Universities and the Ministry Youth Affairs and Sports is holding the five-day cultural extravaganza. The Senate Bhavan, B.M. Sri Hall, EMRC Hall, and Humanities Hall will host the events.

Prof. Rangappa said over 1,100 participants from 75 universities from across the country would participate in the event.

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