The Academic Council of the University of Mysore (UoM) presented an Rs 2 crore deficit budget with projected revenues of Rs 258 crore and expenditure of Rs 260 crore for 2017-18.
At the finance meeting chaired by UoM In-charge vice chancellor Prof Dayananda Mane on Thursday, Finance Officer Mahadevappa presented the budget.
The state government sanctioned Rs 137.27 crore to a proposal of Rs 292.45 crore that had been submitted by the University for Non-plan Block. As per an earlier announcement, the UoM declared a fee waiver for PhD students who had more than 50 per cent disability and who were not employees of any government or aided institution. From the next academic year, Public Finance Management System (PFMS) will be adopted to deposit any amount to the accounts concerned from UoM.
Opposition to accord academic autonomy to BIMS
Earlier, the members of the Academic Council of the UoM unanimously opposed the decision of the Syndicate to accord academic autonomy to B N Bahadur Institute of Management Sciences (BIMS).
Registrar R Rajanna raised the issue from the agenda and said the Syndicate has accepted the recommendations of a committee, which had been constituted to study granting of autonomy to BIMS, so the administrative modalities should be discussed to implement them from the next academic year. Dean of Commerce and Management faculty Aisha M took exception to this. She was supported by MLC Ramachandre Gowda and other members.
Notice to St Philomena’s College
Later, the Academic Council also decided to serve a notice and impose a fine on St Philomena’s College (autonomous) for admitting 13 students, having below 50 per cent marks in degree, to English post-graduate course. The members suggested warning of cancelling affiliation, imposing of fine and other action against the institution.