The Maharani Women’s Arts & Commerce College will be bifurcated in view of the huge number of students, said Higher Education Minister R.V. Deshpande.

He was addressing a meeting of the College Development Council (CDC) of Maharani Arts & Commerce College and Maharani Science College, at the college campus here this morning.

Pointing out that 430 lecturers will soon be recruited for first grade colleges through CET, he said a proposal has also been sent to the Government seeking sanction for appointment of 3,000 more lecturers.

The Minister assured of building a full-fledged college having all necessary infrastructure upon bifurcation of Arts and Commerce College and asked the District Administration to locate an appropriate site for the same.

Noting that 352 government first grade colleges across the State were found lacking in necessary infrastructure and teaching facility, he said necessary measures would be taken to address such problems.

When the college Principal brought to the notice of the Minister on the shortage of desks and other classroom facilities, the Minister said that a total of Rs. 30 lakh (Rs. 10 lakh each for science, arts and commerce sections) will be released shortly to the college to be spent on immediate necessities.

Later, Deshpande went around the college campus and interacted with the students, during which they complained about toilets, lack of classrooms and standing in long queues for remittance of fees. The Minister directed the college authorities to introduce the token system for remittance of fees, so that the students can remit their fees only on the day of their turn, which would largely prevent the students from standing in long queues.

The Minister also visited some of the classrooms even as the classes were going on and asked them if they could identify him, to which most of the students responded by saying he is the Higher Education Minister.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore