Mangaluru, Mar 19 2019: The Academic Council of the Mangalore University in its meeting on Tuesday approved of the university’s affiliation to 13 new degree colleges.
With this, the university will have 209 colleges under its jurisdiction spread over Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kodagu districts.
The colleges are Mangalore Institute of Oncology (Mahaveer Circle, Mangaluru); Varasiddhi Vinayaka First Grade College (Keradi, Kundapur); Vidyalakshmi Group of Educational Institutions (Brahmavar); Mangaluru College and Speech and Hearing (Vidyanagara in Neermarga); Indian Design School (S L Mathias Road, Mangaluru); Anjuman First Grade College (Jokatte); Nitte Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Studies (Kodakal in Mangaluru); Gloria College (Darbe in Puttur); Marckazal Huda College (Kumbra, Olamogaru); Chanakya College (Chowlu in Somwarpet); S S Degree College (Kushalnagar); Tejaswini College of Yoga Sciences and Therapy (Kudupu in Mangaluru); and Ambika Maha Vidyalaya (Puttur).
The Mangalore Institute of Oncology will offer a diploma course in Radiotherapy.
Registrar Prof A M Khan said that 193 colleges had applied for renewal or extension of their affiliation. “As many as 36 Local Inquiry Committee constituted by the University had visited the colleges before recommending continuation or renewal of the affiliation by laying down conditions to fulfil. There are 37 government colleges under the jurisdiction of the Mangalore University. As many as 11 colleges, including four government colleges, have permanent affiliation from the University,” he added.
“There are 138 private colleges, including BEd colleges. As many as 14 colleges have not applied for affiliation for the year 2019-20. There are five autonomous and five constituent colleges under the jurisdiction of the Mangalore University,” said Prof Khan.
On the lack of facilities at the Government First Grade College at Muniyalu in Karkala, Prof Ismail, the chairperson of the Local Inquiry Committee, said that the college should be shifted from the PU College building to the newly inaugurated building immediately.
“A fully furnished library with a stock room and a reading room should be provided to the college. Multiple copies of the textbooks mentioned in the syllabus of the different courses offered should be procured for the college. A staff room, an office room, a ladies’ room and a principal’s room should be provided and steps should be taken to start sanctioned BSc courses in the college,” he suggested.
Prof Khan said that the colleges will offer new combinations in both Arts and Science streams from the academic year 2019-20. “Some of the combinations are History – Economics – Yogic Science (BA); Physics – Mathematics – Philosophy (BSc); Physics – Mathematics – Psychology (BSc); and English (Optional) – Sanskrit – Psychology (BA),” he listed out.
In addition, some colleges are offering BCom with add-on courses, such as Logistics and Supply Chain Management, instead of Aviation and Hospitality Management that were offered earlier.
University Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Kishori Nayak presided over the meeting.
Convocations twice a year
Registrar Prof A M Khan said that the University will write to the Governor – who is the chancellor of the University – seeking his permission to organise the annual convocation and to award degrees to students. As the election code of conduct is in force, ministers cannot be invited for the convocation.
As per the UGC guidelines, the degree certificates should be issued within 108 days of conducting the examinations. The UGC had also permitted universities to conduct double convocations.
Many foreign universities do not accept the provisional degree certificates issued to students who are keen on pursuing higher studies outside India. To help such students, the UGC had recommended convocations twice a year.