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SJCE to become JSS S&T University on July 23

Sri Jayachamarajendra Col­lege of Engineering (SJCE), which is accorded and con­verted into JSS Science and Technology University, will be inaugurated by Vice President M Hamid Ansari on July 23. JSS Science and Technology University which is one of the recent additions to the insti­tutions administered by JSS Mahavidyapeetha, and is the second university being es­tablished besides a Medical University by JSS.

Newly appointed Vice Chancellor of JSS Science and Technology University, Dr B G Sangameshwar said, “The government of Karnata­ka has notified our University (JSS S&T University) through a legislation vide notification letter No ED84 URC 2014 and our main focus will be on Internationalization and also making relevance of academ­ic programme with respect to social, technological issues. The formal inauguration will be made by the Vice presi­dent and on the occasion the foundation plaque of the ac­ademic building block will be unveiled.”

“The university will take teaching to a next level by emphasising collabora­tive approach with industry through use of latest tech­nologies and current trends. The main objective of the university is to be innovative, self-reliant, outward-facing institution committed to de­fining the future. We aim to be a research-led university and each of the departments will focus on research and more focus will be on inter-disci­plinary research,” he added.

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Vice Chancellor of JSS S&T University Dr B G Sangameshwara addressing reporters on Wednesday. Registrar Dr K S Lokesh, Director Technical Education Prof M H Dhananjaya, SJCE Principal Prof Shakeeb Ur Rahman look on.

“Students getting admit­ted in this consecutive year will receive their degrees from the university, while the current crop of students pur­suing engineering and other technical courses who are in 2nd , 3rd year and final year  will get their degrees from Visvesvaraya Technologi­cal University (VTU),” San­gameshwara said.

Foundation stone of the proposed academic block in 30,000 sq ft area will also be unveiled on the occasion. The proposed academic block is constructed at an estimated budget of Rs 105 crore and the construction would be finished in 18 months. After University of Mysore, JSS University, Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Dr Gangubai Hanagal Music and Performing Arts University, JSS Science and Technology University will be the fifth uni­versity in Mysuru.

The inaugural function of the university will be held in the presence of Jagadguru Shivarathri Deshikendra Ma­haswamiji & Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala will preside over. Director – Tech­nical Education Prof M H Dhananjaya, Registrar Dr K S Lokesh, SJCE Principal Prof Shakeeb Ur Rahman and others were present.

Lot of plans on the anvil

The University has envisioned number of International engagements and collabora­tions to gain knowledge shared across national boundaries and challenges which has to be understood to solve it. We will participate in even more con­nected world and will leverage its extraordinary intellectual and programmatic strengths with a

more intent strategy of engage­ment, ensuring the highest qual­ity of teaching and research in the decades to come. From next academic year, we are planning to start school of design that includes architecture, fashion technology and interior design­ing course. _ Dr B G Sangamesh­wara, Vice Chancellor of JSS S&T University

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