Cusat to start new courses

KOCHI MARCH 30. The Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) has envisaged a revenue of Rs. 55.92 crores and an expenditure of Rs. 57.68 crores in its budget for the coming year.

The budget proposed a special project for students belonging to SC/ST and backward communities, N. Unnikrishnan Nair, Vice-Chancellor, said in a release here on Saturday. For these students, Cusat would start B.Sc courses in Physiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Biochemistry, Microbiology, Medical Radiology, Ophthalmic Assistants, Dental Mechanics and Dental Hygiene.

A School of Medical Science and Technology would be formed for conducting these courses. The State Government would finance the project.

The university had submitted a Rs.1.94-crore project in this regard, Dr. Nair said.

The budget also allocated Rs. 20 lakhs for academic improvement and personality development of students belonging to backward communities. Around Rs. 20 lakhs would be utilised for student counselling.

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