Bangalore University is all set to open its Postgraduate Centre at Ramanagaram soon. Even the draft statutes for setting up of a PG centre at Ramanagaram has been approved by the university syndicate in a meeting held on November 11.
As per the plan, the university has decided to start the academic activities from the academic year 2014-15, and for this purpose they have identified temporary accommodation at the Sericulture Department.
The V-C of BU and other authorities met the Deputy Commissioner of Ramanagar district and requested to sanction land for construction of a PG centre on the Mysore-Bangalore main road, preferably in Channapattana.
“In the beginning we will offer MCom and MSW courses. For the time being we will start the courses from a building in the Sericulture Department at Ramanagar. Once the land is sanctioned, we will start the construction activities,” said Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda.
Bangalore University was trying to establish a PG centre at Ramanagar since 2010. For this purpose a syndicate sub-committee was constituted and that Committee drafted the statute for establishment of a PG centre. As per the proposal submitted by the syndicate sub-committee, the PG courses were supposed to start in the 2010-11 academic year itself. But due to unavailability of the proper space, the project was postponed.
Ramanagar will be the second PG centre, as the first PG centre was opened at Kolar. With this BU will have four campuses, the main campus at Jnana Bharathi, one at Central college, Kolar PG centre and the fourth at Ramanagar.
The university will start recruiting teaching and non-teaching staff for the Ramanagar PG centre soon.