University of Mysore to take science to rural areas

University of Mysore to take science to rural areas

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 2016-03-30 13:15 Mysuru: The University of Mysore has come up with novel ideas to instil scientific temperament among common man. At its academic council meeting held here on Tuesday, it was decided to provide mobile library – with books and CDs exclusively related to science – to rural areas to encourage people to read and understand science.“People in rural areas believe that science is restricted to just labs. We want to change their perspective and help them understand that science is everyday living. Our exclusive mobile library will strive to achieve that,” said Prof KS Rangappa, Vice chancellor, University of Mysore. The council has earmarked Rs 35 lakh for various science programmes.The council unanimously agreed to introduce B.Com LLB in the Mysore University School of Law. Varsity registrar Prof C Basavaraju tabled the  proposal to have corporate law course. The B.Com. LLB course is a five-year integrated course and will begin from academic year 2016-17.Besides, the School of Law will have various specialisation such as consumer chair, good governance and RTI chair, mental health chair, international study chair and, social justice chair in coming days. Since  Mysore University School of Law is yet to be set up, everything related to law courses is being handled by Department of Studies in Law.Following complaints over common certificates to post-graduation and Ph D students, the council decided to address the issue with Board of Studies. Till now, graduates were issued common diploma or post-graduation certificates like MBA, MA or MSc without mentioning their area of specialisation. This affected many students wanting to pursue further professional course.Council members have also recommended to introduce PG diploma in public administration and panchayat raj, NCC and NSS units in undergraduate colleges.