Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) - Kuvempu University

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Name of the Year of Report:
2002
-
03 to 2006
-
07

Institution:
Kuvempu University



Kuvempu University, named after the great humanist, thinker and writer, Sri
Kuvempu, was established to realize its in
stitutional mission of creating through
its various Academic Programs a humanist, rational, scientific temper and a deep
sense of commitment to the welfare of all sections of society; to nurture and
develop the regional sensibility to meet the demands of c
ontemporary society; to
protect and develop the rich environment of the area as well as the cultural and
intellectual traditions which the University has inherited.


Jnanasahyadri, the main campus of Kuvempu University, is located at
Shankaraghatta at a di
stance of 28 kms from Shimoga city, the district head
-
quarters and 18 kms from Bhadravathi, the well
-
known industrial town. The
campus is only 2 kms from the magnificent Bhadra Reservoir across the River
Bhadra, one of the important life
-
lines of the area.

The main buildings of the
University have been constructed on a small hillock blending nature with the
landscape. The campus sprawls over an area of 230 acres.


Kuvempu University is one of the affiliating
-
type Universities in Karnataka.
Established in 1
987, it is a University with a distinctive academic profile blending
in itself commitment to rural ethos and a modern spirit. It has 38 Post
-
Graduate
Departments of Studies (including 7 Departments both on the Main Campus and at
its P. G Centre, Davangere)

in the Faculties of Arts, Commerce, Education, and
Science and Technology. The University, through its Departments, is offering 39
Post
-
Graduate Programs (including 7 Programs both on the Main Campus and at
its P. G Centre, Davangere), one Under
-
Graduate
Program (viz., B.P.Ed) and 7
Post
-
Graduate Diploma Programs. Most of the Programs are designed to meet the
demands of the contemporary society. The total number of Teaching Faculty

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currently working in the University is 257 including 131 Part
-
time/Guest
Faculties. Besides, 174 permanent Faculty and 191 Guest/Temporary Faculty are
working in its Constituent Colleges. About 3,377 P.G students are currently
studying in the University including P.G Centre). The student strength of the
Directorate of Corresp
ondence Courses is approximately 22,000.


The University has 154 affiliated colleges [including four Constituent Colleges
(among these four, one is an Autonomous College), three B.P.Ed Colleges, six
Law Colleges and 37 B.Ed Colleges] under its jurisdicti
on spread over four
district
s

of Chickmagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, and Shimoga. About 40,661
students are studying in the colleges affiliated to this University.


The University has established 8 Chairs and/or Study Centres for encouraging
research i
n some relevant areas and for providing a forum for eminent
academicians and writers to interact with the faculty and the students of the
University.


In a short span of 20 years, this young University has evolved a distinctive
academic profile as a trul
y rural University with a modern vision. On completion
of two decades of its existence, the University has introspected over its
achievements and has set forth for its future
,

a vision
,

which shall not only
motivate its creativity but also sustain its plan
ned development.









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Part


A: The Plan of Action Chalked Out by the IQAC in the Beginn
-



ing of year towards Quality Enhancement and the Outcome


Achieved by the End of the Year


To begin with, the University reckoned t
he suggestions made by the Peer Team of
NAAC during the process of its first assessment and accreditation as the Action

Plan for implementation. T
he University made an honest attempt to implement
the suggestions offered by the Peer Team and to overcome th
e shortcomings in its
functioning as identified by the Peer Team. The outcome of these attempts
resulted in implementation of most of the suggestions as is evident from the
following table (Table


A.1).


Table


A.1: Comparative Statement of Peer Team’s
Suggestions/

Observations and Outcome

of the Actions Initiated by the University

Sl.

No

Suggestions/Observations


made by the Peer Committee

Action Taken and

the Outcomes

01


Inter
-
departmental collaboration
needs to be further strengthened
in teaching th
e courses

A beginning has been made on a small
basis. This will be strengthened further
in future.

02

Choice
-
based credit system could
be introduced along with the
Semester Pattern.


Choice Based Credit System along with
the Semester Pattern has been
in
troduced for all P. G Programs of the
University with effect from
the
academic year

2005
-
06
.

03

It may be better that Project Work
is introduced in all the PG
programmes, with adequate
weightage at least equivalent to a
course work so that the students
co
uld be motivated to devote due
attention for this.

Project Work with weightage
equivalent, at least, to a Course Work is
made mandatory for all the P. G
Programs with effect from
the
academic
year 2005
-
06.


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04


The syllabi for various
program
mes are generally revised
once in three years. In some of
the fast changing disciplines such
as Computer Applications, it may
be even desirable to go in for
more frequent revision, without
sticking to the 3
-
year periodicity.
Further, the University
Depar
tments can be provided
with Departmental academic
autonomy for designing their
curricula, in tune with the
discipline
-
specific requirements
and free from the structural
rigidities generally imposed in the
name of uniformity across the
faculties.

Departm
ents are given full Academic
Autonomy. Hence, they are free to
revise the Syllabi as and when the need
arises in the light of the changes taking
place in the area. And the Departments
are making use of this opportunity to
make revisions in the syllabi on

continuous basis; no structural rigidity
is imposed.

05

The need
-
based curriculum at
P.G. level required for competing
in national level exams like NET
.

Appropriate action has been taken by
the Boards of Studies in this regard.


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06


In the Board of Studi
es, one or
two members representing
distinguished alumni and user
agencies may be inducted either
as co
-
opted members or as special
invitees to find out the
appropriateness of the curricula to
the job market

The University has been permitting the
Boards of

Studies and their chairpersons
to involve the distinguished alumni and
representatives of user
-
agencies in the
activities of the Boards as special
invitees.

07

The University can explore the
possibilities of launching some
self
-
supporting programmes,
whi
ch may have employment
relevance.


The University has taken necessary
action on this and a few P. G Programs
such as M.Sc (Computer Science),
MTA (Tourism Administration), etc
have already been introduced by the
University.

08

The

The pr ogr ammes co
ul d al s o be
enriched by introducing one or
two extra courses in computer
applications, communication
skills, as a common component
of PG curricula.



The University has made (a)
Communication Skills, (b) Computer
Applications, and (c) Personality
Developme
nts courses compulsory for
all the P. G programs. These are in
addition to the regular courses of study.
These courses are made mandatory
from 2005
-
06 academic year itself.


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09

The use of audio
-
visual aids in
teaching can be made a more
regular feature.


The University has taken the necessary
steps in this regard and provided OHP,
LCD, and other facilities. The
Departments are also permitted to buy
television sets, if they need so that the
students can watch the educational
programs. The Departments have

started using these facilities.

10

The system (Bridge/Remedial
Courses) can be more formalised
particularly for the benefit of the
weaker sections.

The University is encouraging the
Departments to conduct
Remedial/Bridge Courses for the
benefit of the we
aker students. And the
Departments are taking steps in this
regard. The SC/ST Cell organizes
remedial courses in most subjects.

11

However the retention of good
teachers identified on the basis of
their performance needs to be
addressed by all concerned

without any further delay in the
interest of quality of teaching
learning.


The University, on the basis of the
recommendations of the Departments, is
re
-
appointing the Guest Faculty. With
the intention of retaining the good
teachers (Guest Faculty), the

University
has increased their honoraria by 40
-
60%
during 2006
-
07. The University is
providing and ensuring
a
good
environment.


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12

The question paper pattern may
be revised to include sufficient
component of problem solving
and objective type questions.

The Question Paper Pattern has been
revised during 2005
-
06. Of course, the
pattern differs from one program to
another. In the case of Quantitative
Courses, provision is made for adequate
number of problem
-
solving questions.
Further, provision is also m
ade for
short
-
answer questions (requiring 1
-
2
sentence answers). As far as the
objective
-
type questions are concerned,
discussion is going on at the level of
Boards of Studies.

13

More intensive use of available
computers and also strengthening
the us
e of computer
-
aided
learning would go a long way in
improving the teaching
-
learning
efficiency.

The available computers are used
intensively. And necessary steps have
been
taken to strengthen the use of
computer
-
aided learning.

14

Strengthening the linka
ges with
other centres/agencies for
collaborative teaching/ research
programmes need to be
strengthened.




The Departments have been
establishing linkages with other
Institutions of Higher Learning and
Research for collaborative teaching
and/or research

programs. Departments
are provided financial assistance to
invite experts from other institutions to
deliver lectures to the students on
emerging areas.


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15

The research interests in these
directions (Kannada culture,
folklore, history and
contemporary i
ssues) deserve to
be pursued more rigorously.

The concerned Departments are
pursuing the research in these areas
more intensively.

16

The University can formalise the
modalities of resource sharing in
consultancy projects.

The University is planning to ha
ve
50:50 sharing ratio (of excess amount
after meeting the expenses attributable
to the consultancy work) between the
University and the Teachers.

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Generally most of the
Departments are under
-
staffed.
Addition of more teaching faculty
would help in a ma
jor way to
initiate better research,
consultancy and extension
activities. Filling up the faculty
position, provision of more
facilities and development of
infrastructure by way of
improving laboratories and more
equipments can help improve the
situation
.


There is ban on the recruitment on
regular basis for the last one decade.
Still the University has been able to
recruit 45 qualified teachers and few
more will be recruited shortly. Still the
University needs more teachers and this
issue has been take
n up with the State
Government and once the Government
permits, sufficient number of teachers
will be appointed. The University is
also thinking of appointing the retired
professors on contract basis.


For the existing faculty members, all the
required fa
cilities have been provided
including the equipments and to
improve the laboratories.


9

18

The linkage with
national/international research
centres need to be encouraged
further to improve the visibility of
the University

The University is encouraging the
D
epartments to have more and more
linkages with the National and/or
International Research Centres. The
University Departments have
established linkages with a number of
Research Centres such with Sunderland
University (Ireland), Ghent University
(Belgium)
, Wichita State University
(USA), U.K Centre, etc.

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However, the optimum
requirements as far as laboratory
equipments and space in
departments like Physics, Applied
Geology, Environmental Science,
Biotechnology, Applied Botany,
Micro
-
biology, Bio
-
tech
nology
and Applied Zoology need to be
strengthened. In general more of
scientific equipment facilities
including the sophisticated ones
can lead to better research output.

The University has accorded priority for
the provision of necessary laboratory
eq
uipments to its Departments of
Studies and it has succeeded in this
task. Further, the University is
committed to provide whatever
facilities the Departments need for their
research activities.


10

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The internet facility needs to be
strengthen for with add
itional
terminals and also timing of the
internet use be increased.

In 2004
-
05, under the UGC
-
Infonet
program, the Library executed campus
wide network through OFC backbone.
In the Library, LAN is developed with
Internet Browsing Centre with 32 work
sta
tions for browsing purpose,
supported by BB
-
VSAT 256 kbps
speed. Shortly, the University Library
will be getting 2 MB Leased Line from
BSNL for this purpose.

This facility is made available from 9
AM to 9 PM.

21

The proficiency levels in sports
and gam
es need improvement.


During 2006
-
07, a Director is appointed
on full
-
time and regular basis and the
Directorate of Sports has been taking a
number
of
steps to improve the
proficiency levels in sports and games.

22

A centralised facility for use and
ma
intenance of science
equipments (USIC or a central
workshop) would be a welcome
addition.

The University is taking steps in this
regard.

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But there is need for expanding
hostel accommodation in view of
the location of the University in
an isolated, ru
ral pocket.


Besides one floor each for the Boys’
Hostel and Working Women’s Hostel,
the University has completed one more
Hostel for girls on the main campus and
has started two more hostels at its P. G
Centre, Davangere.


11

24

A more concerted effort ma
y be
made by the institution to arrange
for placement services.


The University has constituted
Department
-
Level Placement Cells. To
supervise and assist them, at the
University Level, a Placement Cell
under the Chairmanship of Dean of
Faculty of Science
and Technology has
been constituted.

25

However individual departments
may think of forming their own
Alumni Association and through
them muster financial support for
cutting
-
edge programmes
conceived of for the future.

All the Departments have formed t
he
Alumni Associations and started
functioning.

26

There is no mechanism to keep
track of student progression to
higher studies and for
employment. While the
Departmental alumni may help in
this regard to some extent, the
launching of website for various
departments along with the
University could facilitate better
follow
-
up of the past students by
the University.

The Departments have taken necessary
steps to maintain the Records.


The Departments are also taking the
help of their Alumni in this regard.


T
he University has upgraded its
Website and providing the necessary
details.

27

The database on the employment
profile of the students who have
graduated needs to be built up.

The Departments have taken the
necessary action and developed the
database.


12

28

The peer group feels that there
should be adequate freedom
coupled with accountability for
the Universities to discharge their
responsibilities as pivotal agency
in the sector of tertiary education.
The constitution of authorities
and the appointment of t
op
officers of the University may
need to be done so as to reflect
the ethos and academic culture of
a centre for learning.

These aspects are as per the Provisions
of Karnataka State Universities Act and
other pieces of Law as promulgated by
the Governmen
t. Hence, the University
has limited role in this regard.

29

All the members of the Syndicate
are either nominated or ex
-
officio
members. This may largely
obviate the University campuses
of the possible politicisation. At
the same time it may be necess
ary
to avoid excessive
bureaucratisation of the system
.

These aspects pertaining to the
appointment of members to the
University Syndicate are as per the
Provisions of Karnataka State
Universities Act. Hence, the University
has limited role in this regard.

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There is also a Planning,
Monitoring and Evaluation Board
which could be activated to go in
for a perspective plan for the
development of the University.
While planning for the future the
potential for the faculty and their
aspirations may also be re
flected.

The University has reconstituted the
Board (Planning, Monitoring and
Evaluation Board) during 2006
-
07.
And the Board has started the work on
these twin aspects.


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31

There may be some special thrust
for strengthening some of the lab
-
oriented new D
epartments.


The University has made a special
Budget provision for strengthening of
the lab
-
oriented new Departments.

32

The University may consider
having a Continuous Internal
Assessment of 25% which may
progressively be increased.


The University ha
s already increased
the Marks for Continuous Assessment
to 50% for each of the Courses and it is
common for all its P. G Programs.

33

Student evaluation of teachers
may be introduced as institutional
decisive policy.


The Planning, Monitoring and
Evaluati
on Board of the University has
taken this responsibility and completed
this during 2006
-
07. The summary of
the analysis of this Student Feedback
for each Department and for each
teacher was submitted to the Academic
and Administrative Audit Committee
and
also to the Vice
-
chancellor for
further action.


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34

In the light of this situation
(decreasing Government
Budgetary allocations) it is
imperative for the University to
start self
-
financing courses in
important areas of higher
education with well
-
conceived

policies with a special focus on
fee structure, the financial support
to economically disadvantaged
students and man power
requirements.

The University has introduced a few P.
G Programs on self
-
financing basis and
in all other P. G Programs, for about 10
-
20% of the seats (over and above the
regular intake), admissions are given at
enhanced fee.

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The categorical embargo on the
recruitment of new faculty
including in the programmes
offered on self
-
financing basis,
amounts to total erosion of
autonomy of

the University. The
peer group strongly recommends
that the Government of Karnataka
re
-
examine and revise this policy
to ensure a reasonable degree of
freedom for decision making for
responsible University authorities
particularly in the matter of
recrui
tment of teachers for
maintaining standards.

The University has taken up this issue
with the Government.


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The quality of teaching and
research depends largely on the
quality and competency of the
teachers. The University on the
basis of the performanc
e of the
guest faculty recruited from time
to time should be able to identify
potential teachers and retain their
services. Such practice of
“retention of good teachers” shall
go a long way in strengthening
the quality of teaching and
research in Kuvempu
University.

Already answered in (11) above.

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The faculty of University in
consultation with the
management should organise
collaborative academic
programmes. The necessary
structural arrangements between
partner Universities should be
worked out with a

symbiotic
approach for the mutual benefit
of collaborative Universities. An
effective collaboration shall help
in sharing of resources, exchange
of faculty, cognitive expansion
and sharing of knowledge.

The University has an open mind in this
regard. A
nd it is doing whatever it can.
It is the policy of the University to
accept, normally, terms and conditions
(including the sharing pattern) of the
funding agencies/other partner
-
agencies.


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38

University
-
Industrial relationship
is a much discussed concept

in
higher education. Looking at the
location of Kuvempu University
and the neighboring industries the
peer team strongly feels that the
University should explore the
possibility of translating this
concept of University
-
Industrial
relationship through st
rong
linkages with neighboring
Universities. An institutionalised
“relationship” with clear
objectives, can be a model for
other Universities in the country.

The University and its Departments
have made a beginning. And now the
emphasis is on strengtheni
ng this.

Department of Industrial Chemistry has
been providing consultancy service
through stipendiary program involving
fresh M.Scs in monitoring ETP
(Effluent Treatment Plant), testing of
chemicals, working at Research and
Development Labs. Executives a
nd
chemists are invited to give courses in
different aspects of Chemistry.
Executives from industries are also
involved (as special invitees in the
Board of Studies) in curriculum design.
Industries conduct campus interviews
on regular basis to recruit m
erit M.Scs
as chemists. MBA and Commerce
Departments are also engaged in similar
activities



In addition to the above, the University has undertaken a number of steps which
resulted in the improvements in the infrastructural facilities, introduction of
new
academic programs, establishment of new Departments, provision of additional
facilities to the faculty members and the students, computerization of
administrative wings, etc. This is evident from the information provided in Part
-
B
under different poin
ts.



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Part


B


01.
Activities Reflecting the

Goals and Objectives of the Institution


Being on the highest seat of Learning, Teaching and Research, the goal of
Kuvempu University has been to strive to become an International Center of
Excellence. The prim
ary objective is to make students get wide access for, and
quality, higher learning, teachers to adopt modern teaching methods and ensure
that they impart quality and useful education to the student
-
community, and
undertake and contribute to original resea
rch in their respective fields. Creating a
conducive atmosphere for imparting value and need
-
based education to the seekers
through various modes to meet the global challenges has also been another
objective. Making provision for creative teaching, inquisi
tive learning and
producing quality research output has been yet another objective. Ultimately,
building the knowledge base of the society and development of the human
resources to meet the societal needs in general have been aimed at.


To accomplish thes
e goals and objectives, the University, though one among the
youngest affiliating
-
type universities in Karnataka, has set certain core values for
itself such as,
Global Outlook with Regional Focus, Commitment to Equity
and Social Justice, Conservation of N
atural Resources and Cultural Heritage
along with Humanism and Holistic View.



a.

Teaching
: The University has recruited eligible and qualified teachers as
per the norms of the State Government and U.G.C on regular basis to
strengthen the teaching facu
lty. As the permanent faculty members are
inadequate, guest faculties have been appointed to meet the teaching work
load of the Departments. The teachers in different P. G Departments of the
University are using modern teaching aids such as, OHP, LCD, et
c.



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b.

Scheme of Education and Examination
: From the traditional annual
scheme for different courses, the University introduced Semester Scheme
during the academic year 2002
-
03. To cope with the changes taking place
across the Globe and enable the Studen
ts’ access for wide
r

knowledge, the
University, for the first time in the State of Karnataka, has introduced the
Choice Based Credit System at the P.G. level during the academic year
2005
-
06. The scheme of education and examination at the under
-
graduate
l
evel in the affiliated and constituent colleges of Kuvempu University has
been the semester scheme from 2003
-
04.


c.


The University, to meet the growing needs and increasing demand for
different Programs being offered, has increased the intake of candidates

for
admission. Further, the University has introduced counseling method for
admission to P. G Programs from the academic year 2005
-
06, for the first
time in the State of Karnataka as regards admissions to P. G Programs. The
method being followed has pro
ved successful.


d.

Taking note of the development of different branches of various disciplines,
Kuvempu University has introduced a few need
-
based and distinctive new
P. G programs of study including Master of Computer Applications, Master
of Journalism an
d Mass Communication, Master of Social Work, Master of
Tourism Administration, M.Sc (Electronics), M.Sc (Computer Science),
M.Sc.(Bio
-
Technology), M.Sc (Bio
-
Informatics), M.Sc (Food Technology),
M.Sc (Earth Science and Remote Sensing), M.Sc (Water Manageme
nt and
Water Harvesting), Master of Law, Master of Education, Master of
Physical Education, etc. The newly introduced programs have been
received well.



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e.


Distance Education Programs:
Aiming at meeting its commitment to the
society at large, Kuvempu Unive
rsity launched Distance Education
Programs, a long cherished scheme of higher education with the goals of
lifelong learning and education of future. The programs were
commissioned in the academic year 2002
-
03 with an enrolment of just 652.
Currently, ove
r 22,000 students are being benefited by the Distance
Education Programs of the University. The Programs being offered include
Under
-
Graduate (B.A, B.Com, B.Sc, etc), Graduate Diploma, P. G
Diploma, P. G Programs (M.A, M.Com, M.Sc, M.B.A, etc) and L.L.M.

In
collaboration with reputed institutions, courses on Mental Health, Fashion
Technology, Information Technology, Total Quality Management and
Power Electronics are being offered. Introduction of P.G. Programs in
science disciplines through distance mo
de is note worthy.


f.


Research
: The faculty members in different Departments, along with
regular teaching, are involved in research activities. The teachers have
been constantly and continuously attending, participating and presenting
Papers, down from
Local Level to International Level Conferences/
Seminars/Symposia/Workshops of contemporary relevance. Participation
at such academic activities enhanced research capabilities of the teachers in
the University. Further, the faculty members have contribut
ed towards
encouraging fellow teachers at the affiliated and constituent colleges by
conducting conferences/seminars/symposia/workshops for participation and
presentation at the University campus.


g.


The teachers in all the P. G Departments have already be
en supplied with
personal computers to facilitate their teaching and research. A large
number of original research papers of the teachers have been published in
national and international journals of repute. Added to this, the teachers are

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involved in min
or and major research projects of different amounts
sanctioned by the UGC, DST, CSIR and others. The University has also
collaboration with the universities abroad on cultural exchange and
research.


h.

Eligible and willing candidates are being constantly
encouraged to pursue
M. Phil and Ph. D programs in all the P. G Departments. Such admissions
are based on the Regulations of the University. The Regulations provide
for careful scrutiny of the candidates’ research proposals by a duly
constituted Doctoral

Committee for the purpose ensuring quality research.


i.

The Publication Wing

of the University (Prasaranga) makes use of the
services of the teachers of different Faculties when the wing arranges
special lectures on current issues in the nook and corner

of the state. All the
teachers take up the assigned task and reach the people to contribute to
University
-
Industry
-
Society Interaction
.


j.

Administration
: The University has been functioning with able
administrative staff. The staff is being trained with,
on periodical basis,
administrative skills by experienced resource persons. The staff is also
being imparted with computer knowledge in order to handle the files
efficiently.


02. New Academic Programs Initiated (UG and PG)


The University has designed

and introduced a number of P. G programs besides an
U. G program.

Further, a few of the existing Departments have introduced a few
new P. G programs and also P. G. Diplomas. The details are, therefore, presented
in two tables viz., new Departments (Tabl
e


2.1) and new P. G programs (Table


2.2).


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Table


2.1: New Departments Established during the Accreditation Period

Sl.

No.

Name of the

Department

Year of

Establishment

Academic

Programs

01

Physical Education

2002
-
03

M.P.Ed

02

Education

2002
-
03

M.
Ed

03

Water Management and Water
Harvesting

2003
-
04

M.Sc (Water


Management and


Water Harvesting)

04

Electronics

2003
-
04

M.Sc (Electronics)

05

Journalism and Mass
Communication

2003
-
04

M.A (Journalism and


Mass Communication

06

Social Work

2
003
-
04

M.S.W

07

Institute of Management
Studies

2005
-
06

M.B.A

08

Tourism Administration

2005
-
06

M.T.A

09

Micro
-
biology

2005
-
06

M.Sc (Micro
-
biology

10

Bio
-
chemistry

2005
-
06

M.Sc (Bio
-
chemistry)

11

Commerce

2006
-
07

M.Com

12

Social Work (PGC, D)

2006
-
07

M.S.W

13

Education (PGC, D)

2006
-
07

M.Ed

Note: PGC, D = P.G. Centre, Davangere


Out of the 13 new P.G. Departments established during the last five years, seven
were established for the first time in the University (Sl. Nos. 1


6 and 8). And in
the ca
se of the remaining six (Sl.Nos. 7 and 9
-
13), the University had established
these Departments either at headquarters (main campus) or at its P.G. centre,
Davangere. Due to the demand from the student
-
community, these Departments
were established either on

main campus or at its P.G. centre, Davangere.



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Besides, the existing Departments have designed and introduced a few new P.G.
programs and P.G. Diploma programs. The details are presented in the following
table (Table


2.2).


Table


2.2: New P.G. Progra
ms Introduced

Sl.

No.

Name of the
Department

P.G.

Programs

Year

Remarks

01

Applied Geology

1. M.Sc (ESRM)

2. P.G. D in


Photogramatry and


Remote Sensing

3. P.G. D in Geosptial


Information Science

4. M. Sc (Remote


Sensing)

2002
-
03

2003
-
04


2003
-
04


Sl. Nos. 2
and 3 are
not offered
now 2004
-
05

02

Chemistry

1. M.Sc Integrated


Program

2. M.Sc (Organic


Chemistry)

2002
-
03


2006
-
07

Sl. No. 1 is
offered by
the constitu
-
ent college
(SSC)

03

Physics

M.Sc (Five
-
year


Integrated P
rogram)


Offered by
the constitu
-
ent college
(SSC)

04

Sanskrit

P.G.D in Ancient


Jurisprudence

2003
-
04


05

Physical Education

B.P.Ed

2003
-
04


06

Commerce (PGC, D)

1. P.G.D in Financial


Services

2. Master of Account
-



ing and Finance

3.
P.G.

D in Business


Taxation

2003
-
04


2005
-
06

2006
-
07


07

Institute of Manage
-

ment Studies (PGC,
D)

1. P.G.D in


Business


Administration

2. P.G.D in HRM

2003
-
04

Both are not
offered now

08

Industrial Chemistry

1. P.G. D in Industrial


Qual
ity Control

2. M. Sc. by Research

2003
-
04

2004
-
05



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3. P.G. Diploma


(evening course)

2005
-
06

09

Zoology

1. M.Sc (Wild Life


Management)

2. P.G.D in


Aquaculture

3. P.G. D in Genetics

2003
-
04

2004
-
05

2004
-
05

Sl. No. 2 is
not offered
now

1
0

History and
Archaeology

P.G.D in Museology


and Archaeology

2004
-
05

Not offered
now

11

Applied Botany

P.G. D in Medicinal
Plants

2004
-
05


12

English

P.G. D in Translation
Studies

2005
-
06

Not offered
now

13

Bio
-
chemistry (PGC,
D)

M. Sc (Food


Tec
hnology)

2005
-
06


14

Sanskrit

P.G Diploma in Yoga

2006
-
07


15

Mathematics

M.Tech (Industrial


Mathematcis and


Computer


Applications)


2003
-
04


16

Computer
Applications

M.Sc (Computer


Science)

2003
-
04


17

Bio
-
technology

M.Sc (Bio
-
in
formatics)

2004
-
05


Note: SSC = Sahyadri Science College, Shivamogga


Besides, all the Departments of Studies have reintroduced the M.Phil program
from the academic year 2006
-
07.



03. Innovations in Curricular Design and Transaction


The Curricula of al
l the P. G Programs have been revised thoroughly during 2005
-
06 when the University switched over to Choice Based Credit Scheme. Of course
the Departments started the syllabi
-
revision
-
related works one year earlier by
initiating discussions at the Departm
ental level, contacting experts in field in other
institutions and by organizing the workshops. Base
d on this, the draft syllabi were


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prepared and placed before the appropriate academic bodies viz., Board of Studies,
Faculty, Academic Council, etc.


Kuv
empu University is the first University in the State of Karnataka to introduce
Choice Based Credit Scheme (CBCS) to its P. G programs. Under this CBCS, the
courses (subjects) of study comprise of four broad categories viz., Hard Core
Courses, Soft Core Co
urses, Elective Courses and Additional Mandatory Courses.
Hard Core Courses are compulsory for all the students admitted to a particular P.
G program. Soft Core Courses are in the form of specialization wherein for
students of each P. G program, two or m
ore specialization streams are offered and
students have the freedom to choose one of these specialization streams. Under
Elective Courses head, every student has to opt and study at least two courses
offered by other Departments. Here also, the students

have full freedom to choose
two courses which they wish to study. In the fourth category, three courses are
included. They are, Communication Skills, Computer Applications and
Personality Development. These three courses are compulsory for all the stud
ents
of all P. G programs. However, there is no formal semester
-
end examination in
the case of Additional Mandatory Courses and the students are required to earn 6
credits (at the rate of 2 credits per Additional Mandatory Course).


In the case of the fir
st three categories of courses, 50% of the marks are earmarked
for the continuous evaluation by the course teacher. Out of these 50 marks (50%
of 100 marks), two tests are conducted for 10 marks each, one assignment is given
for 10 marks, 10 marks for reg
ularity in attending the classes and another 10
marks for the student’s performance in the seminar/group discussion. For the
remaining 50 marks, semester
-
end examinations are being conducted.



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Another special feature of the Scheme is Project Work/Diss
ertation which is made
mandatory for all the P. G programs carrying the marks equivalent at least to that
of a course.


Provision has also been made for the students to challenge the marks awarded to
them (both continuous assessment marks and semester
-
end
examination marks).
This is to ensure transparency in the evaluation process.


Further, the Departments are given full academic autonomy to revise the syllabi on
a continual basis as and when the need arises.


For all the Under
-
Graduate Programs offered

by the University through its
constituent and affiliated colleges, semester scheme has been introduced from the
academic year 2003
-
04. One course each on Indian Constitution, Environmental
Studies and Computer Fundamentals is made compulsory for all the
Under
-
Graduate Programs. And at least 20% of the marks are earmarked for internal
assessment.



04. Inter
-
disciplinary Programmes Started




Most of the academic programs started by the university during the last
five
-
year accreditation period are, to a gr
eater extent, inter
-
disciplinary in
nature. For instance, in the case of MTA program (Master of Tourism
Administration), 50:50 weightage is given to Tourism Courses and Allied
Courses wherein the Allied Courses are drawn from different disciplines
such as

Commerce, Computer Science, Economics, Geography, History
and Archaeology, Law, Management, Mathematics, Statistics, etc. Similar
type of composition can be found in programs like, MBA, M.Sc (Water
Management and Water Harvesting), etc.


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In many other P.G
. programs, a few courses are from other disciplines. A
few details are presented in the table below.





Table
-
4.1: Inter
-
disciplinary Courses

Sl.

No.

Name of the Department
and P.G. Program

Nature and Extent of

Inter
-
disciplinary Courses

01

Applied Ge
ology:


M.Sc (ESRM)









M.Sc (MRSA)



Three modules of a course viz., “Planning
Administration and Rural Development”
are handled by the faculty members of
Department of Political Science.



The faculty members of Economics
Department handle one un
it in another
course, “Resource Economics”




One unit in a course, “RS and GIS
Applications in Agriculture and Forestry”
is handled by the faculty members of
University of Agriculture Sciences,
Shimoga. Another part of the same course
is engaged by the Scie
ntists from
KSRSAC, Bangalore.

02

Commerce:


M.Com



20% of the courses are inter
-
disciplinary
(atleast one course on Computer
Applications, Economics, Mathematics,
Operations Research and Statistics, etc)




Under the Choice
-
Based Credit Scheme (CBCS),
which the University
introduced for its P.G. Programs from academic year 2005
-
06, it is mandatory
for all P.G. students to study at least two courses each from other
Departments.



Many Research Studies are inter
-
disciplinary in nature.








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05. Examinati
on Reforms Implemented


The Examination Branch of the University, earlier functioning in Shivamogga
city, was shifted to the main campus during 2005
-
06 enabling the student
-
community and all other stakeholders easy access to all the main sections of the
Un
iversity. Along with the regular academic programs, the University started the
Directorate of Correspondence Courses (Directorate of Distance Education).
Therefore, there has been a substantial increase in the work of the Office of the
Registrar (Evaluat
ion) in conducting examinations and attending
to
all other
examination
-
related activities. It is conducting examinations in the Faculties of
Arts, Commerce, Education, Engineering, Law, and Science and Technology.
Since the University is offering all the

traditional academic programs besides the
academic programs in the emerging area, the quantum of work of the Examination
Branch has increased substantially. Further, continuous revision of course
structure and the syllabi is increasing its work.


The Un
iversity is also offering, through the Directorate of Correspondence
Courses, B.A, BBM, B.Com, and B.Sc with a number of combination of optionals,
14 P. G Programs in the Faculty of Science and Technology, 9 P. G Programs in
the Faculty of Arts, 2 P. G Pro
grams in the Faculty of Commerce, 12 P.G Diploma
Programs, 4 Diploma Programs and another 9 Programs in Mental health. 40,661
students (2006
-
07) in its 154 affiliated colleges and another 3,777 students in its
P. G Departments are studying different acad
emic programs besides about 602
pursuing their Research Programs (413 Ph.D and 189 M.Phil). Inspite this
increase in the quantum of work, the Examination Wing of the University is doing
a commendable job by learning from its experience and improving the s
ystem on a
continuous basis. Most of the activities of the Examination Branch of the
University are computerized and this is reducing the time taken to complete a

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particular task. In order to ensure accuracy and confidentiality, the Examination
Branch ha
s adopted the following, among others, in its functioning.




Use of simple and easy subject codes. Scripts of a particular paper (Course)
of all Colleges are shuffled and coded using stickers and labels printed
through the software ensuring high order
of
c
onfidentiality. Marks lists
containing all required details, except marks entry, are generated using the
software. This avoids erroneous entry of marks by the examiners. Marks
against codes are entered by two persons independently to ensure accuracy.
List
of mis
-
match marks, if any, is finally drawn, corrected and entered by
the chief using his password. No sooner than codes are decoded, the
corresponding marks displayed on the computer screen disappear to
maintain the confidentiality of marks
.




Marks stat
ements and degree certificates are now being printed through the
software using line matrix and inkjet printers respectively. This has
substantially reduced the scope for manipulation of the documents. Further,
to eradicate tampering, the marks statements
carry University hologram
stickers, and photographs of the candidates on Degree Certificates, besides
the double lamination. In addition, the software takes care of avoiding
unauthorized printing of such documents in the University office. Even if
any corr
ection is to be made, one has to supply the Serial Number of the
original marks statement, old marks and reason for reprinting. The chief has
an access to check all events carried out during his absence at any time.




Provision has been made for the studen
ts to obtain the photo copies of their
answer scripts.



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Student data from the colleges are received in CDs. The data so received in
CDs are put on the systems of the examination branch. This is saving lot of
time spent in entering student data, verifying
the checklist and reentering
corrected data. Naturally, this is hastening the process of Register Number
allotment.





Marks statements of failed students are not printed. However, statements
of marks are issued to them. When the student clears the examin
ation,
he/she is issued a Consolidated Marks Statement. This is saving a lot of
time in lamination, affixing of holograms etc, on such marks statements
besides saving money.





Results of all examinations of the University are published on the
University we
bsite. As a result, the Students of both the Under
-
Graduate
and Post
-
Graduate Programs can obtain the print
-
outs of their marks
statements from the University website.




Automation of the other office activities is being planned and the
automation of the I
nward Section for receiving the applications and fee
(Demand Drafts) is ready for implementation.


University wishes to place on record that even a farthest University, North Eastern
Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya deputed a team of its officers for a

period of
one week to make an exhaustive study on our computerization of examination
system. Based
on
this, NEHU has decided to switch to our system shortly.






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6.

Candidates Qualified

-

NET/SLET/GATE, etc


The details pertaining to the number of students
who qualified in different
eligibility tests are furnished below.



Table
-

6.1: Number of NET, SLET and GATE Qualified Candidates


Sl.

No.

Name of the P.G.
Department

Number of Candidates Qualified in NET,
SLET, GATE, etc

2002
-

03

2003
-

04

2004
-
05

2
005
-
06

2006
-
07

Total

01

Kannada

05

07

06

09

11

38

02

English

06

00

00

06

00

12

03

Urdu

04

03

03

02

04

16

04

Sanskrit

01

00

01

02

00

04

05

History and
Archaeology

15

00

00

00

15

30

06

Sociology

02

03

05

03

20

33

07

Political Science

00

01

00

08

00

09

08

Economics

01

03

03

02

01

10

09

Economics (PGC, D)

00

00

00

04

02

06

10

Physical Education

00

00

00

01

00

01

11

Commerce (PGC, D)

00

00

00

00

03

03

12

Bus. Admn. (PGC, D)

06

08

08

07

00

29

13

Library and
Information Science

01

00

00

00

01

02

1
4

Physics

01

01

00

01

03

06

15

Industrial Chemistry

02

03

04

07

00

16

16

Bio
-
chemistry (PGC,
D)

03

04

03

03

01

14

17

Bio
-
technology and
Bio
-
informatics

01

02

01

01

03

08

18

Geology

00

01

01

01

01

04


31

19

Environmental Science

00

00

01

01

00

02

20

Chemistry

02

01

01

00

00

04

21

Micro
-
biology (PGC,
D)

01

04

01

01

01

08

Total

51

41

38

59

66

255



Though there was a marginal reduction in the number of qualified candidates
during 2003
-
04 and 2004
-
05, f
or majority of the years, the number of successful
candidates registered an increase. The University and the Departments are taking
necessary steps (in the form of arranging for coaching classes for these tests,
encouraging students to take up these tests
, etc) to improve its performance
further.




07. Initiative towards Faculty Development Programme

Towards the faculty development, the university has undertaken a number of
programs. Summary of these programs is presented below.




The faculty members in
different P.G. Departments of the University are
constantly being encouraged to attend, participate and present their research
papers at the National and International Conferences/ Seminars/Workshops,
etc. Provision has also been made to depute the Univers
ity Teachers to
participate in the seminars/conferences being organized abroad in different
disciplines. Further, the faculty members who attend the seminars, etc are
provided with OOD, traveling allowances, registration fee, etc.




The teachers are encour
aged to attend the Orientation Programs, Refresher
Courses, etc organized by the Academic Staff Colleges and other

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Institutions. The P.G. Departments of Kuvempu University have also been
conducting U.G.C sponsored Refresher Courses and the University facul
ty
Members and the Teachers of Affiliated Colleges are attending these
courses to enhance their knowledge and skills.




The Univers
ity is providing all assistance

including the financial assistance
to the Departments of Studies to arrange special lectures
and to organize
workshops, seminars, etc. And the faculty members attend these programs
to improve their skills and to update their knowledge.




Many a number of faculty members are permitted to pursue their research
works either on full
-
time or Part
-
time
basis. The faculty members of the
Science Departments are in constant interaction with the FACULTY
MEMBERS at the premier Institutes in the Country like IISc, IIT, IICT,
BARC, etc.




Encouragement is also provided to the faculty to pursue their research
pr
ograms in foreign universities.


08. Total Number of Seminars/Workshops Conducted


The University is encouraging the Departments to organize the
Seminars/Workshops on the themes of National relevance. And the Departments
are responding to this encourageme
nt positively which is evident from the details
presented in the following table (Table


8.1).




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Table


8.1: Number of Seminars/Workshops Organized, 2002
-
03 to 2006
-
07

Sl.

No

Department

Number of Seminars/Workshops Organized

Total
Number
of
Seminars /

Workshops

2002

-
03

2003

-
04

2004

-
05

2005

-
06

2006

-
07


01

Kannada

03

2N,1W

02

2N

01

1N

01

1N

01

1N

08

7N, 1W

02

English

03

2N,1W

03

2N,1W

01

1N

02

1R,1N

02

1N,1W

11

7N,1R,3W

03

Hindi

00

02

2W

03

2N,1W

02

2S

00

07

2N,2S,3W

04

Urdu

01

1N

01

1N

00

00

00

02

2N

05

Sanskrit

00

01

1S

01

1N

01

1S

00

03

1N,2S

06

History and
Archeology

00

01

1S

02

1R,1W

01

1R

00

04

1S,2R,1W

07

Sociology

00

01

1N

00

01

1S

00

02

1N,1S

08

Political Science

20

3R, 9S,

8W

11

2R, 5S,

4W

04

1In,2S,

1W

05

1In, 4S,

02

1In,1W

42

3In, 5R,

20S, 14W

09

Economics

00

01

1S

02

2R

00

01

1N

04


1N,2R, 1S

10

Economics (PGC,
D)

00

00

01

1N

00

00

01

1N

11

Physical
Education

00

01

1W

00

00

00

01

1W

12

Commerce (PGC,
D)

02

1R, 1N

01

1N

01

1S

00

01

1N

05

1S, 1R, 3N

13

Commerce*

--

--

--

--

03

1N, 2W

03

1N, 2W

14

Institute of
Management
Studies
(PGC, D)

00

01

1S

00

04

4S

00

05

5S

15

Library and
Information
Science

00

00

01

1N

01

1W

00

02

1N, 1W

16

Physics

00

00

02

1S, 1W

00

00

02

1S, 1W

17

Industrial
Chemistry

02

2N

02

2N

01

1N

01

1N

0
2

1R, 1N

08

1R, 7N

18

Bio
-
chemistry
(PGC, D)

00

00

01

1N

01

1N

01

1N

03

3N


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19

Bio
-
technology

01

1N

00

01

1W

00

00

02

1N, 1W

20

Botany

01

1N

00

00

00

01

1N

02

2N

21

Applied Geology

00

01

1N

00

00

01

1S

02

1S, 1N

22

Electronics

00

00

00

00

01

1W

01

1W

23

Mathematics

00

02

1In,1N

00

00

00

02

1In, 1N

24

Computer Science

00

00

02

1In,1N

01

1S

01

1S

04

1In,1N,2S

25

Environmental
Science

01

1N

02

1N, 1W

01

1N

00

00

04

3N, 1W

26

Water
Management and
Water Harvesting

00

01

1N

00

00

00

01

1N

27

Chemistry

0
1

1N

01

1N

01

1N

00

01

1N

04

4N

28

Social Works

00

00

02

2S

00

01

1S

03

3S

29

Applied Zoology

00

00

00

00

01

1W

01

1W


Total

35

12N,4R,

9S,10W

35

1In,13N,

2R,9S,

9W

28

2In,12N,

3R,6S,

5W

21

1In,4N,

2R,13S,

1W

19

1In,9N,

1R,3S,

6W

138

5In,50N,

12R,40S,

31W

Note:

In = International Level Seminar,

N =

National
Level Seminar;
R= Regional Level


Seminar; S= State Level Seminar and W= Workshop




* Department of Commerce at the University headquarters (Sl.N
o.13) was established


only during 2006
-
07.



The figures presented in the above table (Table
-

8.1) are self
-
explanatory. Almost
all the Departments are organizing one or the other program ever year. During
this five
-
year accreditati
on period, the Departments of Studies organized 107
Seminars and 31 Workshops on different themes. These include 05 International
Level Seminars, 50 National Level Seminars and 12 Regional Level Seminars.
This is evident from the summary of the above tab
le (Table
-

8.1) presented below.







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Table


8.2: Level
-
wise Seminars/Workshops

Sl.

No
.

Level of

Seminars

Number of
Seminars/

Workshops

01

International Level Seminars

05

02

National Level Seminars

50

03

Regional Level Seminars

12

04

State Level S
eminars

40

Total Number of Seminars

107

05

Number of Workshops

31

Total Number of Seminars and Workshops



138



Another important thing is that these programs are organized regularly year after
year
. This is clear from the following summary (Table No. 8.3).


Table
-

8.3: Year
-
wise and Level
-
wise Seminars and Workshops

Level of

Seminars

Number of Seminars/Workshops

Total
Number of
Seminars
and
Workshops

2002

-
03

2003

-
04

2004

-
05

2005

-
06

2006

-
0
7

International

00

01

02

01

01

05

National

12

13

12

04

09

50

Regional

04

02

03

02

01

12

State

09

09

06

13

03

40

Total Number of


Seminars

25

25

23

20

14


107

Workshops

10

09

05

01

06

31

Total Number of


Seminars and


Workshops


35


34


28


21


20


138





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09. Research Projects

The details about the Research Projects which are in progress and the Projects
which have been completed during the Accreditation Period are presented in the
following tables (Tables


9.1
and 9.2 respectively).


Table


9.1: Research Projects in Progress

Sl.

No.

Name of the
Department

Principal

Investigator

Funding

Agency

Amount

(Rs)

01

Asia Link

Project

Prof. J. S. Sadananda

Ghent University,
Belgium and
European
Commission



81,85
4

02

Institute of
Management
Studies (PGC,D)


Dr. V. Murugaiah


UGC, New Delhi


1,55,500

03


Industrial
Chemistry

FIST Programme

DST

21,00,000

04

Applied Botany

Dr. Y. L.

Krishnamurthy

MOEF, New Delhi

7,10,880

05

Political Science

Dr. K. Chand
rashekar

ICSSR, New Delhi

2,34,350

06

Applied Botany

Prof. M. Krishanppa

DST, New Delhi

13,94,400

07

History and
Archaeology

Prof. A.K. Shastri

UGC, New Delhi

6,08,500

08

Biotechnology

Prof. B. Abdul


Rahiman

Department of
Medicinal Plants,
New
Delhi


10,00,000

09

Biochemistry
(PGC,D)

Dr. Gopal M. Advirao

DST, New Delhi

20,35,165

13

Applied
Geology

FIST Programme

DST, New Delhi

39,50,000

14

Applied Botany

Dr. M.B. Shivanna

DST, New Delhi

12,00,000

15

Institute of
Management
Studies (P
GC,D)

Dr. V. Murugaiah

AICTE, New Delhi


3,00,000

16

Electronics

Dr. H.M. Mahesh

BRNS, DAE,
Mumbai

13,50,000

17

Applied Botany

Dr. Y.L Krishanmurthy

UGC, New Delhi

4,21,600

18

Chemistry

Dr. Arthoba Naik, Y

UGC, New Delhi

6,31,100


37

19

Industrial
Chemistry

Prof. B.S. Sherigara

UGC, New Delhi

5,86,100

20

Economics

Dr. S.N. Yogish

UGC, New Delhi

3,93,400

21

Biochemistry
(PGC,D)

Dr. Vadlupudi Kumar

UGC, New Delhi

7,31,600

22

Chemistry

Dr. T.V. Venkatesh

UGC, New Delhi

3,47,600

23

Micro
-
b
iology

Dr.Gayatri Devaraj

UGC, New Delhi

1,00,000

24

Bio
-
technology

Dr.Abdul Rahiman

Kuvempu
University

35,00,000

25

Environmental
Science

Prof.E.T.Puttaiah



Dr.S.V.Krishnamurthy

Dr.J.Narayana

1.NRCD, New


Delhi

2.Karnataka


Niravari Nigam


DAPT
E, KU

DBT, New Delhi

66,700


5,00,000

₤ 2,300

4,70,000



Table


9.2: Research Projects Completed

Sl.

No.

Name of the
Department

Principal


Investigator

Funding

Agency

Amount


(Rs)

01

Kannada

Dr. K. Keshava Sharma

ICSSR, New
Delhi

80,000

02

Environmental
Science

Dr. J. Narayana

UGC, N
ew Delhi

4,86,560

03

Applied Botany

Prof. M. Krishnappa

UGC, New Delhi

4,76,600

04

Environmental
Science

Dr. S.V.

Krishnamurthy

DAPTF, London

10,3,288

06

Political Science

Prof. J.S. Sadananda

NCERT

1,30,000

07

Adult Continuing
Education,
Extens
ion and

Outreach

Prof.J.S.Sadananda

Hutti Gold Mines

2,00,000




10. Patents Generated, if any:
-





38

11.

New Collaborative Research Programmes




Deparment of Studies in Electronics
(Dr. H. M. Mahesh)

has a project
sanctioned by the Board of Research in
Nuclear Sciences (BRNS),
Department of Automic Energy, Government of India entitled “Stud
y

on Effects of Electron and
Bremstrahl
ung

Radiations

on MOS D
evices
and Cadmium Telluride (Cd
T
e) Based Thin

Film Solar Cell” for three
years beginning from financial

year 2006
-
07 with a total grant of
Rs.13,41,500 in collaboration with Mangalore Unive
r
sity.




For the

Department of Studies in Chemistry

(Dr. V. P. Vaidya), Stifel
Laboratories (Ireland) Ltd has sanctioned grants for the research project
entitled “Evaluati
on of Plants Indigenous to the Shimoga, Gulbaraga
and Sandur Areas of the State of Karnataka in India

for Activity a
gainst
Skin Diseases”. It is an International Collaboration Research
Programme involving Sunderland U.K, Gulbarga University and
Kuvempu Uni
versity under the supervision of Dr. W.J. Lough,


Prof. M.G. Purohit and Dr. V.P Vaidya respectively.




Others Collaborative Research Programs are presented below.



Table
-

11.1: New Collaborative Research Programs

Sl.

No

Department

Details

01

P
hysics: Individual

01; Dr. H.S. Jayanna,



Bangalore University



IISc, Bangalore



Shivaji University, Kolhapur



Ambedkar University
, A
urangabad.

02

Industrial Chemistry:
Institutional

01MoU with Wichita State University,


Wichita, USA

03

Bio
-
Chemist
ry, (PGC, D)


Individual: 01


Institutional: 01

02

* Dr. B. Madhusudhan

1.

University of Massachusetts, USA


39

2.

IIT, Mumbai

3.

University of Delhi, Delhi

* Dr. Gopal M Advirao


1. BARC, Mumbai

* Dr. V. Kumar


1. University of Agricultural

Sciences, Bangalore

04

Dr. B.B. Hosatti

Individual: 01

01



University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, USA.



Authored a book on “Prospects and
Perspectives of Solid Waste
Management

2006” in collaboration
with Prof. Guylanza


05

Bio
-
technology:

Individual: 05

Institutional: 01



Indian Institution of Horticulture
Research Institute, Bangalore



Coffee Research Centre, Balehonnur



Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore



Horticulture Institute, Bangalore



Institute of Horticult
ure Research,
Bangalore

06

Dr.V.P.Vaidya,

DoS in Chemistry



Stefel Laboratory, U.K





12. Research Grants Received from various Agencies


The details about the funds received by the Departments and/or faculty members
from different funding agencies durin
g the last five
-
year accreditation period are
presented in the following table (Table 12.1).


40

Table


12.1: Research Grants Received from Various Agencies

Sl.

No.

Year, Name of the Faculty Member
and the Department

Amount

(Rs)

Funding

Agency


2002
-
03


0
1

Prof. T. N. Shankaranarayana


Kannada


50,000


RRC, Udupi

02

Dr. K. Vasanthakumar Pai

Industrial Chemistry


25,000


UGC

03

Dr. H. S. Bojya Naik


Industrial Chemistry


35,000


UGC

04

Prof. E. T. Puttaiah


Environmental Science


9,24,000

NRCD, New Dell
hi,
(2002
-
03 to 2003
-
04)

05

Dr. S. V. Krishnamurthy

Environmental Science


4,50,000


UGC

06

Prof. P. Vasudeva Nayak and other
Faculty Members, Chemistry


3,00,000


Stiefel Lab, U.K

07

Dr. G.T.Govindappa


Commerce (PGC, D)

30,000

University of
Mysore

08

Dr.Anitha H S


Commerce (PGC, D)


8,000

UGC Unassigned
Grant

09

Dr. Hiremani Naik

Commerce (PGC, D)


30,000

UGC Unassigned
Grant

10

Prof. J. S. Sadananda


Political Science

30,000

University of
Mysore

Total

13,90,000




41

2003
-
04

02

Prof.
J. S. Sadananda


Political Science


40,00,000

Gent University,
Belgium

03

Dr.K.R.V.Reddy

Industrial Chemistry, FIST

50,000

22,000

UGC

DST

04

Prof. E. T. Puttaiah


Environmental Science


4,62,000


NRCD, New Delhi

05

Dr. J. Naryanan


Environmental Scienc
e


4,86,500


UGC

06

Prof. E. T. Puttaiah

Water Management and Water
Harvesting


4,62,000


NRCD, New Delhi

07

Prof. V. P. Vaidya

Chemistry


28,00,000

Rs.4 lakh p.a for 7
years, 2002
-
08

08

Dr.Anitha H S

Commerce (PGC, D)


2,42,880


UGC

09

Dr. Rajashekhar

H

Commerce (PGC, D)



3,52,600


UGC


Total

88,77,980


2004
-
05

01

Dr. Keshava Sharma K


Kannada


90,000


ICHR, Delhi

02

Dr. Rajaram Hegde


History and Aarchaeology


330000


UGC

03

Dr. K. Chandrashekhar

Political Science


1,00,000


NCERT, New Delhi

04

Dr. C. Nanjundaiah


Economics
(PGC, D)

1,50,000


Madras School of
Economics, Madras

05

Prof. B. Abdul Rahiman, Bio
-
technology


1,00,000

Department of Forest
and Environment, GoI

06

Prof. E. T. Puttaiah


Environmental Science


6,67,000


NRCD, New Del
hi

07

Dr. S.V. Krishnamurthy,
Environmental Science


£

2,300

DAPTF(IUCN/SSC)
U.K

08

Prof. E. T. Puttaiah

Water Management and Water
Harvesting



19,08,000

NRCD, New Delhi

(for 3 years)


Total

26,78,000

+
£

2,300





42

2005
-
06

01

Dr. A. Shanmukha


Polit
ical Science


80, 000

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
Study Center

02

Dr. H.M.Vagdevi


Industrial Chemistry


2,85,600


UGC

03

Dr. Gopal M. Advi Rao

Bio
-
chemistry (PGC, D)


21,35,165


DST

05

Dr. J. Naryanan

Environmental Science

14,14,000

Department of Bio
-
technology
, New Delhi

Total

39,14,765


2006
-
07

01

Prof. B.S. Sherigara


Industrial Chemistry


4,10,600


UGC

02

Dr. Anjanappa B.H


10000

Dr.Ambedkar Study
Centre, K U

03

Prof. J. S. Sadananda



2,00,00,000

Flemish Inter
University Coucil

05

Dr.T.Venkatesha


1
.89,000

UGC

06

Dr.Y.Arthoba Naik


4.22,000

UGC

Total

2,10,31,600




Though the figures presented in the above table are self
-
explanatory, year
-
wise
grants received by the faculty members for research purpose is presented below
for the last five years

of accreditation period.


Table


12.2: Year
-
wise Research Grants Received

Year

2002
-
03

2003
-
04

2004
-
05

2005
-
06

2006
-
07

Total

Amount
received
(Rs)


13,90,000


64,47,980


24,04,000


+
£

2,300


48,81,765


2,16,98,600


3,68,22,345

+

£

2,300






43

13.
Detail
s of Research Scholars



The details about the number of Ph.Ds guided successfully during the
accreditation period and also the number of Research Scholars who are pursuing,
at present, their Research Programs are presented below in Tables


13.1 and 13.2
respectively. Since the M. Phil program is reintroduced only during 2006
-
07
(after its discontinuation for more than five years), the figures pertaining to the
number of M. Phil produced during the last five years are not presented in Table


13
-
1.

Table


13.1: Number of Ph.Ds Guided Successfully, 2002
-
03 to 2006
-
07

Sl.

No.

Name of the
Department

Number of Ph. Ds Guided Successfully

Total

(2002
-
03 to
2006
-
07

02
-
03

03
-
04

04
-
05

05
-
06

06
-
07



Faculty of Arts

01

Economics

-

-

01

03

06

10

02

Economics (
PGC, D)

--

01

--

07


08

03

English

01

--

--

--

--

01

04

History and
Archaeology

--

01

01

--

06

08

05

Journalism and Mass
Communication

-

--

--

--

01

01

06

Kannada

04

03

05

04

04

20

07

Political Science

01

03

01

04

01

10

08

Sanskrit

--

02

01

--

--

03

09

Sociology

04

06

01

03

03

17

10

Urdu

02

02

03

--

02

09

(1)

12

18

13

21

23

87









44

Faculty of Commerce

11

Institute of
Management Studies
(PGC, D)



01



01



04



03



--


09

12

Commerce (PGC, D)

03

02

01

02

02

10

(2)

04

03

05

05

02

19

Faculty
of Education

13

Education

03

03

--

02

02

10

14

Physical Education

-

-

-

03

-

03

(3)

03

03

--

05

--

13

Faculty of Science and

Technology

15

Applied Botany

01

01

03

04

-

09

16

Applied Geology

--

01

--

03

--

04

17

Applied Zoology

02

08

01

02

--

13

1
8

Biochemistry (PGC, D)

--

--

--

02

02

04

19

Biotechnology

--

06

01

04

--

11

20

Chemistry

04

01

02

--

07

14

21

Environmental Science

02

06

01

03

10

22

22

Industrial Chemistry

05

02

04

05

--

16

23

Library and
Information Science

--

--

01

01

--

02

24

M
athematics

--

02

02

01

--

05

25

Microbiology (PGC,
D)

--

--

--

01

--

01

(4)

14

27

15

23

17

96

Total (1 to 4)

30

48

33

52

42

205



Besides the researchers who have successfully completed their Doctoral Works
during the last five years, another 413 Rese
arch Scholars are pursuing their
Research Programs now in different Departments of Studies. The details are
furnished below (Table


13.2).


45

Table
-

13.2: Number of Researchers who have Registered for Doctoral
Works

Sl.

No.

Name of the

Department

Number o
f Candidates who Registered for Ph. D Work

Total

(02
-
03
to 06
-
07

2002

-
03

2003

-
04

2004

-
05

2005

-
06

2006

-
07



Faculty of Arts

01

Economics

--

01


1FT

08


8PT

01


1PT

05

5PT

15

02

Economics (PGC, D)

--

01

04

02

05

12

03

English

04


1FIP,3
PT

01


1PT

04

4PT

02

2PT

04

1FIP,3PT

15

04

Hindi

--

01

FT

02


PT

01


FT

01


PT

05

05

History and
Archaeology

02


1FT,1PT

03


2 PT,1FT

06

4PT,1FIP,1FT

--

02


PT

13

06

Journalism and Mass
Communication

--

--

01


FT

--

04

05

07

Kannada

05


2PT,3FT

0
3

1PT,1FT

06

2FIP,2PT,2FT

08


5PT,,3FT

10


8PT,2FT

32

08

Political Science

--

01


1FT

4

1FIP,2PT,1FT

02

1PT,1FT

07

4PT,3FT

14

09

Sanskrit

--

01

--

03

01

05

10

Sociology

01

PT

01


PT

04


1FIP,2PT,1FT

01


PT

01


PT

08

11

Urdu

--

--

02

PT

--

06

08

(
1)

12

13

41

20

46

132

Faculty of Commerce

12

Institute of
Management Studies
(PGC, D)

--

01

PT

--

11

PT

01

PT

13

13

Commerce

01

PT

02

PT

02

PT

--

--

05

14

Commerce (PGC, D)

--

--

--

01

1PT

07

7PT

08

(2)

01

03

02

12

09

27








46


Faculty of Education

15

Education

--

--

--

06

6PT

05

PT

11

16

Education (PGC, D)

--

01

03

03

04

11

16

Physical Education

--

01

PT

--

04

4PT

14

14PT

19

(3)

--

02

03

13

23

41


Faculty of Science and Technology

17

Applied Botany

01

01

07

08

01

18

18

Applied Geology

04

3PT,
1FT

01

1FT

--

01

1PT

05

5PT

11

19

Applied Zoology

03

02

05

02

03

15

20

Biochemistry (PGC, D)

--

01

1PT

--

08

3PT,5FT

02

2FT

11

21

Biotechnology

--

01

1FT

06

4PT,2 FT

10

8PT,2FT

14

7PT,7FT

31

22

Chemistry

02

08

08

12

13

43

23

Electronics

--

--

--

--

05

4FT

05

24

Environmental Science

--

01

1FT

--

06

6FT

10

10FT

17

25

Industrial Chemistry

--

01

1PT

06

3PT,3FT

10

6PT,4FT

23

18PT,5FT

40

26

Library and Information
Science

02


PT

02

PT

02

PT

04

PT

--

10

27

Mathematics

--

01

PT

01

PT

03

2PT,1FT

11

7PT,4
FT

16

28

Microbiology (PGC,
D)

--

--

01

FT

--

01

PT

02

29

Physics

02

2PT

01

1PT

--

01

1PT

02

2PT

06

(4)

14

20

36

65

90

224

Total (1 to 4)

27

38

82

110

168

425



In addition to 413 candidates who are working for the Doctoral Programs, another
189 ha
ve registered for M