Prof. A.H.Rajasab , Vice Chancellor


Dear colleagues, student-friends and other stakeholders,

Warm Greetings to you all.

I extend a warm welcome to both Under Graduate and Post Graduate students who have joined us this academic year. Dear students, you come here, I sincerely believe, not only to make a career in your respective disciplines but also to shape yourself as really ‘educated persons’. In addition to developing your competence in the chosen area of study, what is more significant is that you have to develop certain sterling habits like right thinking, appropriate behavior, sharp intellectual and scholarship skills, hard work, taking things seriously howsoever big or small the work in hand is, and so on. Turn every moment on the campus into a genuine moment of learning. Of course, what matters at the end of the day is learning.

For the development of the Tumkur University, we have introduced several measures and reforms such as restructuring academics, introducing administration and examination-related reforms, finding a new campus (240 acres) for the University at Bidarakatte on Kunigal road, etc. However, building a new campus takes some years to accomplish it fully. On the academic side, we have already introduced the CBCS into the postgraduate studies, which has passed the test of the time. The CBCS will be introduced into the undergraduate courses from the academic year 2016-17.

I am happy to share with you that we are preparing to establish two more full-fledged Postgraduate Departments in the faculty of Science— Department of Studies and Research in Botany and Department of Studies and Research in Zoology—with seven sanctioned teaching posts to each Department. As part of the decennial celebrations during the last academic year, we organized several events, among them the most striking was the hosting of Inter-University South Zone Youth Festival, ‘Yuvasambhrama-2014’. Conducting academic conferences and workshops has been a regular feature of the University. But this time we organized some conferences differently; following the spirit of connecting the university activities with the problems of contemporary society, we organized a few conferences on the problems of coconut agriculture, on the problem of sand mining and ‘Dalita Badukina Samskruthika Savalugalu’ among others.

Whatever we have achieved during this short period, we owe it to the generous encouragement of the people of Tumkur and all the stakeholders of the University. I take this opportunity to thank all the officers, teachers, non-teaching and supporting staff of our University. The University is marching ahead on the wheels of our positive attitude and hard work.

I wish you all the very best.

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