Mysore varsity convocation to confer levels on 28,581 college students


After a brief hole of seven months, College of Mysore is prepared for yet one more convocation as it’s its 102nd annual convocation on March 22 the place it’s conferring levels on 28,581 candidates with ladies outshining the boys this yr too, like each different yr.

The final convocation was held in September final yr because the occasion needed to be delayed as a result of COVID-19. “This yr, the convocation is effectively on time prefer it was once in pre-COVID-19 days, and we hope the schedule of holding convocations in March or April continues within the years forward. I personally really feel that convocations have to be held in December,” stated vice-chancellor (VC) G. Hemantha Kumar.

Giving particulars of the convocation, Prof. Kumar informed reporters on March 13 that Governor and pro-chancellor Thawar Chand Gehlot will declare the convocation open whereas NAAC Director S.C. Sharma will ship the convocation handle at 11 a.m.

Out of 28,581 candidates, a whopping 18,567 candidates — 64.96% — are ladies and 10,014 candidates — 31.2% — are males. As ladies represent over 65% of admissions within the college, they outnumber males in teachers, he stated.

This yr, 157 candidates, together with 49 ladies and 108 males, are receiving doctoral levels. In complete, 376 gold medals and 214 money prizes will probably be shared by 213 candidates, together with 158 ladies. Ms. G.M. Bhavana is the highest medallist this yr with 19 gold medals and two money prizes in M.Sc. Chemistry.

The VC stated 5,677 candidates will probably be conferred with Grasp’s levels with 3,740 candidates — 65.87% — are ladies. A complete of twenty-two,747 candidates are being awarded with bachelor’s levels and so they embrace 14,778 ladies — 64.96%. The very best variety of PhDs are being conferred within the school of arts which represent 70 out of 157.

10,000 extra UG admission

The VC stated no UG seats are left unfilled as 10,000 extra admissions have taken place this yr owing to 100% go in second PU examination final yr. The universities affiliated to the UoM have taken measures to make sure high quality with a three-fold improve in admissions.

Vacant posts-

Replying to questions, Prof. Kumar stated the delay in appointments to school positions might have an effect on educating high quality because the college is working with solely 280 everlasting colleges regardless of having 660 sanctioned posts. “The vacant posts should must be stuffed up quickly as this affected us in NAAC evaluation. Over 700 visitor colleges have been employed to compensate for the employees scarcity,” he replied.

The COVID-19 halted the appointments although the Authorities had given permission in March 2020 for filling up the vacant posts. “Put up-pandemic, the appointments have been delayed although I learn in a bit of the press that the federal government is mulling over appointments,” the VC stated, including that universities can’t be run solely on visitor colleges and student-teacher ratio should stay wholesome for guaranteeing high quality educating.

Arguing that the funding to larger training should go up, Prof. Kumar stated the analysis in universities have additionally been affected as a result of non-release of grants by the UGC.

The College’s plan of launching a Faculty of Pharmacy might materialise quickly as it’s making ready for getting approvals from the Centre and the constructing for a similar is nearing completion. The Faculty of Engineering, which was launched final yr, has managed to get 172 admissions out of 250 intakes. “We didn’t launch the Civil department final yr. This yr, we hope to replenish all seats,” Prof. Kumar stated.

Registrar (Analysis) Gnanaprakash, and UoM Particular Officer H.Ok. Chethan have been current.


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