Tuesday, August 16, 2011

VTU start post-graduate courses in Bangalore Centre

Visvesvaraya Technological University is all set to introduce post-graduate courses like Masters in Computer Applications and Masters in Business Administration apart from post graduate courses in Engineering from this academic year.With the construction of the University’s Bangalore Centre over two acres on Magadi Road, the Vice-Chancellor Dr H Maheshappa told The New Indian Express that courses would begin from this academic year.We have written to the Karnataka Examination Authority informing them about the availability of these courses and the data of the seats available for inclusion during the counselling process,he said.

In the letter, he has informed the KEA that 120 MBA seats, 120 MCA seats and 25 seats each in five M Tech courses would be available for the students to choose at the Bangalore Centre. When questioned about no All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) intimation available on these courses, he clarified that an autonomous university need not seek AICTE’s approval but would inform the statutory body about the introduction of these courses. While students would welcome more engineering seats at the Post-graduation level, they have been apprehensive about the quality of infrastructure in government-run institutes. However, Dr Malleshappa allayed such fears and said the decision to introduce the course was taken following the availability of infrastructure. “The three-storey building housing PG classrooms and administrative area is complete with only interior work to be taken up. The regional office will also have laboratories, guest houses and faculty quarters and has been built at the cost of`25 crore,he adds.The work at Muddenahalli campus too is all set to begin next week and the vice-chancellor hoped that admission for the various courses on the campus will be possible from next academic year.

Revamp of UBDT Engg College

The first ever Government engineering college in the state the UBDT Engineering college in Davangere will now get a revamp of its infrastructure at the cost of `2 crore.The college, brought under the VTU earlier this year, was found in a really bad state.

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