The objection of Government auditors on expenditure of Rs. 2.74 crores, came up for discussion at the Mysore University Academic Council meeting at Crawford Hall yesterday.

The Auditors had objected to certain accounts pertaining to the University swimming pool, undistributed student scholarship, a few works undertaken under UGC programme and construction of a Jainology Department building, besides taking exception to the non collection of outstanding dues from different colleges, it is learnt.

The meeting decided to direct the concerned department heads to prepare a detailed account of the money spent by them and submit the same to the Auditors.

Speaking at the meeting, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Rangappa said it has been decided to strengthen regulations for candidates seeking admission to M.Phil and Ph.D on par with UGC norms, while justifying that the step was necessary for the good of students.

Continuing, Prof. Rangappa said, “as part of the fifth Indo-UK resolution, a Bridge Master’s Degree for the sake of Indian students who complete one year Masters Degree in UK would be started.” Indian students who complete one year Masters Degree in UK had to face difficulties for want of Masters Degree of two years in the country. Due to this, UGC has written to Varsities around the country to alleviate the problem by introducing the Bridge course,” he said.

He also said that a centralised scheme would be followed for admission to PG courses in various affiliated colleges. “The scheme will conduct entrance examinations and admit students to PG courses at affiliated colleges. This will solve the problem of several seats remaining vacant at various affiliated colleges owing to lack of publicity about the same,” he added.

“The University will start five new departments — Dept. of Organic Chemistry, Dept. of Molecular Biology, MSc in Genetics and Genomics, UoM School of Law and Department of Public Administration. While three of the five departments are being started to keep pace with modern trends of Science and Technology, UoM School of Law is proposed to come up in a big way, on par with National Law School and the Department of Public Administration will be carved out of the Department of Studies in Political Science,” he further explained.

Following a meeting of Choice-based Credit System’s Core Committee, the Council meeting decided to amend some regulations of makeup-drop scheme. The amendments made will be implemented from this academic year.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore