Mangaluru: Mangalore University will amend college transfer fee rules imposed on a student whenever he/she decides to attend another college during the middle of the course. The current fee is high and many cannot afford it, said Prof. P S Yadapadithaya, Vice-Chancellor, Mangalore University.
The proposal was discussed during the third academic council meeting held on Friday. Shankar Bhat P, principal of Government First Grade College, Kanyana had written to Vice-Chancellor P S Yadapadithaya expressing that students pay a heavy price for obtaining a no-objection certificate whenever a student plans to shift to another college in the middle of the course. This is an economic burden for parents, who find it difficult to afford it. Therefore it must be removed.
Discussing the issue, Yadapadithaya said that currently, a Mangalore University student pays a fee of Rs 3,000 and a student from another university to take admission into colleges under Mangalore University has to pay Rs 2,300. “I understand this is a heavy fee. We will amend and see that students are not burdened,” he said.
During the meeting, affiliation to various colleges was discussed. The Vice-Chancellor observed that many colleges especially unaided requested for reduction in the intake of students. Some colleges have also applied for the cancellation of courses that have no takers.
He also asked the college inspection committees not to decline requests of government colleges who request additional intake. “This must be encouraged.”
Other agendas discussed include: Permission to start MA in Sanskrit at Canara College; amended statute for recognising the affiliated colleges of Mangalore University as research centres; regulations for certificate, diploma and postgraduate diploma programmes and proposal to change UG journalism syllabus
PS: We had published a photo news report of the event earlier today. This report includes the meeting details.