Mangaluru, July 13, 2015: Talking to media on the sidelines of annual convention of AMUCT - Association of Mangalore University College Teachers July 12, Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Prof K Byrappa said that final-year PG students of Mangalore University will undertake a project to make a comprehensive study on three to four selected villages as part of the village adoption programme of the university. He also said that the university had already identified Balpa in Sullia, a village near Surathkal, a village where a large number of Koragas reside and another village, most probably Konaje itself where the university is situated, for the study.
The departments will carry out an inter-disciplinary study in the selected villages. It will undertake a study on social condition, genetic aspects, DNA sequences, genetic problems faced by the people in the villages, common diseases affecting them, political awareness, awareness on human rights, facilities provided to them by Centre and State governments and so on.
VC said that qualified teachers with PhD degrees in undergraduate colleges affiliated to the Mangalore University can guide research students from the academic year 2016-17. In the first cycle, qualified teachers in two constituent colleges of the university will be allowed to guide research students.
In the second phase (from August), qualified PhD holders in degree colleges offering postgraduate courses will be allowed to guide PhD students. The PhD guideship will be extended to all affiliated colleges of the Mangalore University in the third stage during 2016-17 (from next April). The University will use a software to check plagiarism in the research work submitted.
The VC said the retired teachers should write on innovations in science or about Nobel laureates in Kannada and the university ’Prasaranga’ will help in its publication, so that the book will be available for the schoolchildren at reasonable price. He called upon college teachers to collaborate with University teachers in major research projects .
And said the strength of a university/college is measured through publications.
Byrappa said that College Development Council (CDC) had been strengthened in the university and it will organise a workshop for autonomous college principals and management members shortly.
A total of 38 members of the AMUCT who retired from service were felicitated. At the same time, the AMUCT also honoured its members for obtaining PhD degree. The Amuct bulletin was released on the occasion.