PM to consider CUK proposals

Published: 13th September 2012 11:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2012 11:20 AM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised that he would consider the proposals submitted by the Central University of Kerala (CUK), Kasargod, and that it should move to the permanent campus soon, said varsity Vice-Chancellor Jancy James.

“We submitted proposals for setting up three  centres, namely the Centre for Diaspora Studies, Centre for Defence Studies and Centre for WTO studies, and the Prime Minister said that he would consider them. We have already submitted a proposal for a Centre for Planning Studies,” she said.

The thrust is on providing inputs to policy-makers regarding development of the state in general and the Malabar region in particular. “We want to study the potential for development in Malabar and interact with the Planning Commission,” she said.

The academic programmes focus on contributing to the developmental possibilities of the state and local environs. Kasargod is a confluence of culture and languages. She apprised the Prime Minister of the developments at the varsity in the last three years and he was happy with the faculty recruitment and admission through the National Entrance Test.

The varsity has appointed scientists from Harvard Medical School, and 20 per cent of the faculty members are from outside the state.

The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction with the national admission and enquired about the procedures.

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