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Engineering college in Karaikal this year

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Admissions will be through centralised admission committee

PUDUCHERRY: Education Minister M.O.H.F.Shahjahan on Saturday said that a new Government engineering college named after Kamaraj would start functioning in Karaikal from the current academic year.

In a release here, he said the college would have three specialised degree courses: Computer Science (software engineering), Information Technology (information security) and ECE (electronics).

Admissions would be done through the centralised admission committee. In each course, 60 candidates would be admitted, he said.

The college buildings had been renovated in the PAJANCOA complex at a total cost of Rs.58 lakh.

Orders had been issued for the purchase of equipment for Rs.84 lakh. For running classes in the first year, 15 teachers would be appointed, he pointed out.

Mr. Shahjahan also said that postgraduate courses such as MBA, MCA and M.Com (Business Finance) of the Pondicherry University would be started at the Perunthalaivar Kamarajar College for Education in Karaikal from October 10.

Autonomy

In a separate release, the Minister said that a panel deputed by the University Grants Commission inspected the Kanchi Mamunivar Post Graduate Centre on Friday.

The panel had recommended to the UGC to accord autonomy to the centre, he added.

The UGC panel also obtained a feedback from the faculty and the students. The order for autonomy would be issued in a month or two, he said.

Conferring autonomy on the PG centre would pave the way for its development, Mr.Shahjahan said.

The UGC would also provide more funds to the centre so that new courses would be introduced, he added.

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