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Mangalore varsity spruces up infra at constituent colleges

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on January 18, 2013

Mangalore University has taken steps to improve infrastructure at its two constituent colleges in Mangalore and Madikeri.

T.C. Shivashankaramurthy, Vice-Chancellor of the university, said this while inaugurating the BBM block at University College in Mangalore city on Friday. University College in Mangalore city is a constituent college of Mangalore University.

Giving details of the infrastructure development at University College in Mangalore, he said around Rs 1.80 crore has already been spent on the infrastructure development. Added to this, the university has built a BBM block at a cost of Rs 2.3 crore on the college campus.

The university is planning to add more postgraduate courses at its campus in University College. He said that the University College will have a new look by June this year.

Stating that constituent colleges in Mangalore and Madikeri have been accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), he said these colleges will now seek ‘centre of excellence’ status.

H.R. Lakshminarayana Bhat, Principal of University College, said the college has a history of more than 125 years. Earlier, this college was called the Government College. It became a constituent college of Mangalore University 20 years ago. Since then it is known as University College, he said.

P.S. Yadapadithaya, Registrar of Mangalore University, and Chinnappa Gowda, former Registrar of the university, spoke on the occasion.

vinayak.aj@thehindu.co.in

Published on January 18, 2013

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