Mangaluru, July 10, 2017: According to a statement of MLA Mangaluru City South, and chairman of the college development committee J.R. Lobo, the Government First Grade College in Car Street in city will offer postgraduate courses in Political Science, Social Work and Chemistry from the current academic year,
The college had introduced postgraduate course in Commerce last year, he told media. He said that the college is planning to start a midday meal scheme as students from economically weaker sections studied there. A committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of the principal of the college to make the plan a reality by raising funds from donors. The MLA said that a proposal has been submitted to the government to sanction a post-metric hostel in the college campus to accommodate at least 200 girls.
The Department of Backward Classes has prepared a plan to build a four-storey hostel once the government approved the proposal. It would help girls from far away places to stay and study in the college premises. The MLA said that an online attendance system was being introduced in the college for students from the current academic year. It was under the Jnana Sangama scheme of the government. Teachers will upload the attendance of students from the class itself using software.
He said that the college had received Rs. 2 crore under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). Out of that, Rs. 70 lakh has been used for building classrooms, Rs. 10 lakh for purchasing laptops for teachers, Rs. 19 lakh for ICT programmes, Rs. 45 lakh for the purchase of different equipment to the college, and Rs. 56 lakh for building upgrade works and modernisation of buildings.
Principal Rajashekar Hebbar said that the college was offering Chemistry, Botany and Zoology combination in B.Sc from the current academic year.
Job fair on July 21 : The Government First Grade College in Car Street will organise a job fair in the college on July 21. It will be on the occasion of the college observing its decennial year. The fair has been organised to help students to find placements.