The University of Mysore (UoM) has given affiliation to 11 new first grade colleges (FGC) including a government-run college and approved 14 colleges to start various post-graduation courses for the academic year 2016-17. As many as 154 first grade
colleges and 30 BEd colleges were renewed during the Academic Council meeting held here on Tuesday. It was for the first time since 10 years that the UoM had given permission to two new BEd colleges, one in Mandya and another in Hunsur. There was a ban on starting of new BEd colleges owing to various reasons.
Surprisingly, out of 30 renewed BEd colleges, 24 were approved only on the condition that they will fulfil all the requirements set by the affiliation committee.
The council members also approved of a new government college for women in Hassan from this academic year.
The UoM will resume the make-up examination procedure for failed students pursuing PG courses in pattern of odd and even. It was temporarily in 2014-15 but after a series of requests from the students, the UoM has decided to conduct make-up examinations.
A special committee will also discuss on suggestions given by students to conduct one-time make-up examinations for third and fourth semesters after the results of fourth semester is announced.
Following concerns of late announcement of semester results, UoM Vice Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa told Registrar (Evaluation) Prof Rajanna to ensure the semester results are announced within the 15 days of the completion of the exams.
There were, however, difference of opinions among the council member over the practical implementation of one time make-up exam.
ITI EQUAL TO 10+2
With regard to government’s proposal to consider ITI equal to 10+2, the council member during the meeting had a discussion especially regarding the language subjects. Finally, the VC decided to form a committee to look into the matter and submit the recombination to the government in two days.