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Mysore University Exams postponed 2013 Dates & Details
The University of Mysore has put off the first semester Kannada examination for BA / B.Sc. / B.Com. / BBM / BSW / BPA and BPS in view of the elections to the Periyapatna Assembly constituency on 28th May, 2013.
The examination will now be held on 2nd June, 2013. In addition, the 6th semester B.Com. Quantitative Techniques examination, which was scheduled for 28th May, 2013 has been postponed to 16th June, 2013, a press release said Mysore.
Mysore University to start Distance Education Courses to generate funds
In the run – up to the centenary year celebrations, the University of Mysore, which was established in 1916, plans to set up an international centre for research and get the ‘Innovation University’ status.
This was announced in the university budget for 2013 – 14 here on 27th March, 2013.
Expenditure is projected to overshoot revenue, leaving the cash-strapped varsity with a deficit that will force it to depend on government grants.
The budget, presented by Finance Officer M. Chandrakumar, has also revealed the university’s plans to introduce distance education courses to generate revenue.
As against the projected expenditure of 164.17 crore, the budget anticipates a revenue of 131 crore, leaving it with a deficit of 33.17 crore.
Corpus to be set up
A sum of 2 crore has been set aside to start building a corpus to establish the International Centre for Chemical, Biology and Drug Research. The research centre is expected to cost 40 crore.
The university has also submitted a proposal to the University Grants Commission for its inclusion under the Innovation University scheme.
In a significant move, Mysore university has decided to create a corpus of 10 crore for appointment of ‘life professors’ to tap the knowledge and experience of renowned scholars and Fellows.
The bulk of the university’s expenses will be met through the government’s block grant of 105 crore.
Though the State government has sanctioned 93.81 crore, the university is making efforts to secure an additional grant to tide over the financial crisis.
For Salaries, Pension
The bulk of the government grant will be utilised to pay salaries, wages and pension of the teaching and non – teaching staff.
Of a total expenditure of 164.17 crore, 96.07 crore will be spent on pay and allowance of varsity employees, while 35 crore will go towards meeting pensions.
A sum of 5.9crore has been allocated for teaching, research and extension activities, while around 9.69 crore will be spent on examination – related activities.
Vice – Chancellor of the University of Mysore K.S. Rangappa was present.
University of Mysore Correspondence Courses 2012 – 2013
Reckoned to be among the most respected universities in the country for its academic excellence, and one of the oldest too, the University of Mysore may soon offer undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and post – graduate diploma courses through correspondence.
The Mysore University, which discontinued correspondence courses offered under the distance education mode after the Karnataka State Open University ( KSOU ) was established in Mysore, has received the green signal from its Syndicate and Academic Council to establish the Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education ( DCCCE ) and offer courses from the next academic year ( 2012 – 13 ) to meet the increasing demand for higher education.
Already, conventional universities in the State such as Kuvempu University, Karnatak University and Bangalore University were running courses through correspondence.
This is for the second time that the University of Mysore is making a bid to reintroduce the correspondence courses. Its earlier attempt in 2005 went in vain.
During its meeting in Mysore recently, the Academic Council, the highest decision – making body of the University of Mysore in academic matters, approved the revised statutes for establishment of the Directorate. The statutes had been revised based on the suggestions from the Syndicate and the Finance Committee of the Mysore University.
The Mysore University has to secure the assent of Governor H.R. Bhardwaj, who is the Chancellor of universities in the Karnataka State.
Consequently, it is open to the Academic Council to frame the necessary regulations to provide for instructions for correspondence course or for any course of study as it may think fit and make provisions for dissemination of knowledge and research.
Further, the Academic Council can by regulation provide for courses of study, including correspondence courses, under Section 44 of the Act.
In spite of directions from the Chancellor prohibiting any of the conventional universities in the State from admitting students to courses coming under open distance learning ( ODL ), Bangalore University, Karnatak University and Kuvempu University are conducting correspondence courses.
Therefore, the University of Mysore decided to pursue its original decision to constitute the Directorate of Correspondence Courses. Accordingly, the statutes framed earlier were reviewed. The Statutes Review Committee with P. Ishwara Bhat as its Chairman had framed the draft statutes for the establishment of the Directorate of Correspondence Courses to conduct degree, diploma and postgraduate courses. The draft statutes were revised, and the revised statutes had been approved.
The statutes to establish the Directorate had been framed under Section 4 (1) of the KSU Act. They shall come into effect from the date the Chancellor gives his assent. The statutes and the regulations governing the courses require approval from the Department of Higher Education, for securing the Governor’s nod.
In view of an argument that distance education and correspondence course were different, the University Grants Commission ( UGC ) and the Distance Education Council ( DEC ) have given their nod to the conventional universities for running courses through correspondence, a note from the Mysore University said.
Initially, the Registrar of the University of Mysore will act as the director of the correspondence course and distance education, until a regular director is appointed by the Vice – Chancellor with the approval of the Syndicate.
The correspondence course will be governed by the regulations and statutes of the Mysore University framed as per the guidelines of Distance Education Council ( DEC ) and such other statutory bodies in the matter of courses, examinations and award of degrees and certificates.
17,757 Students to be conferred Degrees at Mysore University
In all, 17,757 students will be conferred degrees at the 91st annual convocation of the University of Mysore here on 10th April, 2011.
Governor H.R. Bhardwaj will confer the degrees. T. Ramasami, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, will deliver the convocation address. V.S. Acharya, Minister for Higher Education, will be present.
V.G. Talawar, Vice – Chancellor of the university, told press persons that of the students, 9,856 were women.
Prof. Talawar said 357 candidates would receive Ph.D. degrees. A total of 188 candidates will share 283 medals and 152 cash prizes. Women have come up trumps again as 121 of them (66.48 per cent) have won medals and prizes.
Prof. Talawar said of the 2,994 candidates to be conferred the Master’s degree, 1,622 were women (54.17 per cent). “Women are ahead as far as conferment of the Bachelor’s degree is concerned. Of the 14,406 candidates, 8,136 are women (56.48 per cent),” he said.
Five personalities, including Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar would be honoured with Honoris Causa degree on the occasion.
The others are Sarod maestro Rajeev Taranath (Doctor of Literature); Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily (Doctor of Law); heart specialist Deviprasad Shetty (Doctor of Science) and educationist M.R. Doreswamy (Doctor of Education).
However, the Ph.D. degrees would be presented on Monday by Dr. Acharya, Prof. Talawar said.
B. Ramu, Registrar (Evaluation), said there were more number of Ph.D. candidates this year owing to speeding up of the process of evaluation. P.S. Naik, Registrar of the university, was present.
Mysore University to hold K-SET on July 17
The University of Mysore will hold the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (K – SET) here on 17th July, 2011 to determine the eligibility for lectureship in various universities, colleges and institutions of higher education (government / private / aided) in Karnataka.
It involves 26 subjects. The university, accredited by the UGC, is a nodal agency of the State Government. Exams would be held at 11 centres across the State, according to a press release from the university issued on 2nd April, 2011.
Candidates who have secured at least 55 per cent of aggregate marks in the Master’s degree or equivalent examination conducted by universities / institutions recognised under the UGC are eligible to take the test.
Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste, the Scheduled Tribe, physically handicapped (PH) or visually handicapped (VH) who have secured at least 50 per cent of aggregate marks in the Master’s degree or equivalent examinations are also eligible.
Candidates who have appeared or would be appearing for the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination, the results for which are still awaited, or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed could also apply for the test.
However, such candidates would be admitted provisionally and considered eligible for lectureship only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55 per cent of aggregate marks.
Such candidates must complete their Master’s degree examination within two years from the date of K – SET results.
Ph.D. holders whose Master’s-level examination was completed by 19th September, 1991 would be eligible for a relaxation of 5 per cent in aggregate marks (from 55 to 50 per cent).
Candidates seeking concession in fee are required to submit an attested copy of their SC / ST / category or PH / VH certificates along with a hard copy of the online printout of their application form.
There is no upper age limit for applying. Examination fee per candidate is Rs. 800. However, 50 per cent concession would be given for SC / ST or PH / VH candidates.
Pattern of Exam
Paper – I of the test will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching and research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
Sixty multiple choice questions of two marks each would be given, of which the candidate would be required to answer any 50 questions.
Paper – II would consist of questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each paper will consist of a test booklet containing 50 compulsory objective type questions of two marks each.
Paper – III would consist of questions based on subjects selected by the candidate as per the revised guidelines effective from June 2010 by the UGC.
Subjects for the tests are mathematical sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences, English, Kannada, computer science and applications, economics, history, commerce, life sciences, education, management, library and information science, political science, geography, earth science, sociology, psychology, social work, home science, Sanskrit, Hindi, physical sciences, environmental sciences, Urdu and philosophy.
The test centres are, Bangaluru (code no. 10), Belgaum (11), Bellary (12), Bijapur (13), Davanagere (14), Dharwad (15), Gulbarga (16), Mangalore (17), Mysore (18), Shimoga (19) and Tumkur (20).
Applications have to be submitted online only. Candidates are required to download the application and bank challan proforma from the K – SET website : www.kset.uni-mysore.ac.in.
Submission of online application form has started from 11 a.m. on 30th March, 2011. Last date for applying online is 5 p.m. on 30th April, 2011.
Mysore University most favoured hub for Foreign Students
International students are queuing up at the University of Mysore, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the country, for pursuing higher education.
Reckoned to be the country’s most respected universities for its academic excellence, the university has become a hub for foreign students.
The enrolment of international students at the university has witnessed a steady rise in the last four years and the university has drawn students from over 50 countries, including China, United States of America and Japan.
The students are pursuing undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses and research programmes. However, the highest number of enrolments is for the UG programmes.
From 263 in the year 2001 – 02, the number of international students has risen to 1,500.
The university has set up the International Centre to extend support services such as admissions, eligibility assessment, obtaining visa extension and residential permit, placements etc., to the international students and faculty.
What could the reason for the rise in the number of admissions? Says R. Indira, Director of the International Centre : “Its affordable fee structure and ideal ambience for pursuing higher education.
Many students from the Central Asia are coming through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).”
Compared with other Indian universities, the fee structure is friendly for the international students although there is differential fee structure for Indian and international students, she explains.
Significantly, Mysore city is itself a key factor for drawing students as the cost of living here, compared with other Indian cities such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai or Hyderabad, is less, she noted.
Ms. Indira told that applications seeking admissions have to go through the International Centre, which is a single window body to coordinate admissions of international students to various courses offered by the university departments and colleges under the university.
However, the clearance of the university’s Academic Equivalence Committee is essential to get admission since the eligibility criteria is verified by it before enrolment. The applications for admissions for the year 2011 – 12 is being received by the centre.
Ms. Indira said a data bank of the international students had been prepared to provide information to the agencies such as the police, embassies, vigilance agencies etc.
The residential permit (RP) issued by the police is a must for the students to reside here and pursue the courses.
The centre issues the bona fide certificate to the students to get the RP on the basis of certificates issued by the departments concerned.
The centre conducts orientation programmes for the international students and ID cards are issued with passports and visa numbers along with the expiry dates.
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