June 15, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

UVCE, VTU will be upgraded on par with IIT

Kicker – Universities will be set up in all the districts: Dr.C.N.Ashwatha Narayana
Belagavi: Universities will be set up expeditiously in the districts across the state where there are no universities, Dr.C.N.Ashwatha Narayana, Minister for Higher Education and IT/BT, said on Wednesday.
Speaking after inaugurating the event ‘Electronic Documentary Delivery & Tracking System and Presenting of Jnanayagna Doctoral Fellowship’, held at VTU here, he told, “Universities with vast campuses are becoming irrelevant nowadays. Modern technology has enabled the setting up of universities which are compact. Keeping this in mind, new universities which will be set up in the districts will be made to function effectively with the number of staff not exceeding 25 including Vice-Chancellor.”
UVCE in Bengaluru will be developed in line with IIT-Mumbai and a plan by having 10 years time frame has been envisaged to make it a reality, he told. Minister added, the government will give priority to setting up compact universities in each district instead of setting up large universities.
VTU in Belagavi which is spread in 120 acres of the area should also develop as an institution similar to IIT. Prof.Karisiddappa, Vice-Chancellor has responded in affirmative in this regard to submit the action plan within a month, he said.
 “It has been also decided to provide world-class quality education in 17 government engineering colleges of the state. They will be developed as most favoured institutions by granting more autonomy and constituting governing bodies for each of them,” Narayana explained.
On the occasion, 22 full-time research students were presented with Jnanayana Fellowship. Under this programme, each selected student will be given a sum of Rs 25,000/- every month. This is applicable to students who pursue full-time research studies in Civil, Mechanical, Electronics & Communication, Computer Science, Nano Technology, Aerospace, Propulsion Technology, Computer Applications, and Business Administration.
e-serives@vtu (Electronic Documentary Delivery & Tracking System) will facilitate students to get Various services related to provisional Degree Certificates, Marks Cards, Convocation, Medium of Instruction, Migration Certificates, Verification of Genuineness, etc through online.Prof.Karisiddappa, Vice-Chancellor, VTU, Prof.B.E.Rangaswamy, Prof.A.S.Deshpande, Registrars, Pradeep P., Commissioner, DCTE were among a few who were present.

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