Mangalore University has granted affiliation to 11 new colleges. The decision to grant affiliation was taken at the Academic Council meet that was held recently. As per the report that was given by Mangalore University, a total of three colleges applied for permanent affiliation, 121 private and 36 government colleges applied for renewal.
Some of the new colleges that are affiliated to Mangalore University are listed below: -
· AJ Institute of Speech and Hearing
· Dr. BB Hegde First Grade Evening College
· Coorg Institute of Hospitality Sciences
· S.S. Degree College
· Medha College
· Anugraha Women’s First Grade College
The local inquiry committee of the varsity had visited all the eleven colleges to confirm whether they have been granted affiliation or not. The observations made by the committee were discussed in the Academic Council meet and the final decision was taken. The committee made observations based on various factors including staff, infrastructure, library, seat intake and others.
With the new addition, the number of colleges affiliated to Mangalore University increased to 226. Among the 226 colleges affiliated to MU, 150 are private colleges, 36 government colleges, four constituent colleges, five autonomous colleges, 19 B.E/ B.PEd colleges and 37 government colleges.
Chairing the meeting, vice-chancellor K Byrappa piloted discussion of the agenda that went threadbare through requests for fresh affiliations, permanent affiliations and other related issues. Registrar K M Lokesh presented the agenda and chairpersons of the local inquiry committees (LIC) that visited these colleges presented their observations to justify their decision to either deny affiliation, restrict intake of seats or pointed out other shortcomings.
In one such instance, Kishori Nayak,who headed a LIC,said Nishara Degree College at Harekala was stymying growth of its students by not inviting external guests for its college functions. "This will not expose students to fresh ideas and views," she said,adding surplus of colleges in Ullal, Harekala, Permannur and Nadupadavu region was having a bearing on student strength and some of these colleges were not able to attract students to their sanctioned strength.