TAMIL NADU

Varsity seeks Government view

STRESS ON SKILLS: Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, Tiruchi, V. Ramachandran, presenting a degree to a student at Thanthai Hans Roever College in Perambalur on Thursday. K. Varadharaajen, chairman, left, and N. Durairaj, college director, look on. Photo: R. Ashok  

Staff Reporter

On AICTE stand regarding lateral entry into B.E. programmes

PERAMBALUR: The Anna University, Tiruchi, has sought the State Government's opinion on the recent stand of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) regarding lateral entry into B.E. programmes, its Vice-Chancellor, V. Ramachandran, has said.

Addressing presspersons here on Thursday, Prof. Ramachandran said that while the AICTE had given green signal for the lateral admission of those with B.Sc. degree with Mathematics as a subject into B.E. programmes, the university would proceed after ascertaining the Government's directions on whether separate curriculum should be framed for candidates admitted through lateral entry mode.

As lateral admission was hitherto open to diploma holders with a 10 per cent reservation, the university would confirm whether there would be a separate reservation for B.Sc. candidates seeking lateral entry.

The Vice-Chancellor also said that the university would start M.E. course on Pervasive Computing Technology from 2007-08.

Earlier, delivering the convocation address at Thanthai Hans Roever College here, Prof. Ramachandran appealed to the students to improve their employability skills. Students must stay abreast of latest technology to acquire knowledge competitiveness and should focus on core sciences.

He conferred degrees on 730 students in the presence of the chairman, K. Varadharaajen, the director, N. Durairaj, and the Principal, R. Valluvan.