Mangalore University to start three new industry oriented courses – Times of India

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Mangaluru: Keeping in sync with vice-chancellor P S Yadapadithaya’s vision to offer industry oriented academic courses, the academic council of Mangalore University at its first special meeting for academic year 2019-20 approved on Monday three such new courses. These are MSc integrated course in electronics, MSc (cyber security) and diploma in hostel management. The department of electronics has introduced the first two of these three courses.

Highlight of these courses is the fact that the department of electronics and a committee headed by T N Shreedhar, dean, commerce faculty framed is that external industry experts were roped in as special invitees to finalise it. Yadapadithaya who has been stressing on the need for all departments to revise the syllabus annually had also suggested that this exercise be carried out in consultation with these special invitees to make it current and industry specific.

Naveen Kumar S K, chairman, department of electronics informed the academic council that 5-year MSc Integrated course in electronics offers lateral exit and entry patterns for the programme. This is open to students who have passed their IInd PUC with students exiting at end of 1
st year getting diploma in electronics, at end of 2
nd year advanced diploma, at end of 3
rd year BSc in electronics, end of 4
th year BSc (Hon) in electronics.

A student at the end of 5
th year will get integrated MSc (electronics) degree. Students can also join in the third semester to earn diploma in electronics, 5
th semester advanced diploma in electronics, 7
th semester BSc in electronics and 9
th semester for BSc (Hon) in electronics. The chairman said Mangalore University is the only state university in Karnataka to offer this integrated course leading to award of Integrated MSc (electronics) degree.

While board of studies of electronics debated on starting MSc programme in digital forensics and cyber security, it settled on the latter for the time being. This programme is in line with regulations governing the choice-based credit system for two-years PG degree programmes of the university. Underlying theme of the course is best security starts with secured hardware and it pitches in with healthy mix of software and hardware solutions in mind.

The need for PG diploma in hostel management, Yadapadithaya said is to ensure that there are qualified personnel to take care of students and working women in hostels. Most educational institutes rely on their staff to handle warden duties in addition to their regular teaching duties, he said adding creating a dedicated cadre to look after this specialised task is the main aim of this course which is open to candidates who have passed any bachelor degree exam.

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