New syllabus for BCom, MBA at Mangalore University from next year

01:20AM Sun 19 Dec, 2010

Mangalore, December 18 (TNN): The syllabus for BCom and MBA courses of Mangalore University will undergo an overhaul, keeping in mind the present day needs and to match contemporary trends in these subjects. A decision to this effect was taken at the academic council of the university here on Wednesday, based on demands from the commerce and management faculties that the syllabus had not been revised for the past five years and it was time for change.

Vice-chancellor T C Shivashankara Murthy said a committee would be set up to go into the matter and a workshop would be conducted for the teachers concerned to deal with the changes sought and the proposed changes readied, in the next two months. If the changes suggested are limited to the syllabus, then it would be presented before the next academic council for approval and sent to the syndicate for ratification, the V-C explained.

In case, there is a change in regulation regarding the syllabus, such as bringing in project work as part of the syllabus, then the same would be sent to the state government for approval, he said, adding that the revision is being taken up following representations from the subject teachers concerned. The dean of commerce faculty, B S Yadapadithaya, who is registrar evaluation, also voiced his support for syllabus revision, he added.

The meeting was apprised of the university's move to bring in changes to the credit-based semester system that has been functioning for last five years. Two batches have passed out under the above system and the faculty felt a need to change the same keeping in mind certain lacunae. A committee set up to revise the system is expected to present its report in two months and revised regulations could be brought into force from the next academic year.

The V-C also informed the meeting that the university has received a special grant of Rs 11.35 crore from various sources during the current academic year. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has sanctioned Rs 1 crore for ICT-related activities. This will be provided to the PG departments for purchase of computers, inverters and other equipments needed by them, he said, adding that the UGC has extended this grant to select universities across India.

Another important decision taken at the meeting was that the university would henceforth issue provisional pass certificates for students of autonomous colleges as well, based on a representation from students of these colleges. The university is already granting this certificate to students of its constituent and affiliated colleges and autonomous colleges would have to pay the prescribed fee to the university on behalf of the students.