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UNIVERSITY ROUNDUP

Training facility at SKU gathering dust

The Remedial Training Centre set up in Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU) here two years back with an aim to prepare the students from poor families in the backward areas for the competitive examinations has not been able to live up to the expectations so far due to poor response from the students.

Set up with Rs. 44 lakhs assistance from University Grants Commission (UGC) the centre is supposed to prepare the students for various state, national and international level competitive examinations by providing them necessary guidance and academic expertise. # Though the UGC had sanctioned the centre for providing free training to the students from poor families of SCs, STs and Minorities the university authorities had succeeded in getting exemption to the centre to admit students of poor families from all social sections.

The centre has so far trained three batches of students, one for National Eligibility Test and two for APPSC Group-II examinations. Four students had qualified for NET and the number of successful candidates in Group-II exam is yet to be known. # A batch of 30 students are being trained for the NET scheduled on December 17 at present.

The centre has also planned coaching for competitive examination to be conducted by APPSC for appointment of junior and degree college lecturers.

However, the centre will train students of only the arts stream. # According to the centre Coordinator A.V. Ramana the students are being given training with experts in the subjects concerned.

Research notification

Acharya Nagarjuna University proposes to issue a notification in January to take in researchers in all the departments/faculties on the campus, University College Principal M.K. Durgaprasad said.

Last year not many could be admitted to research programmes as the criterion was changed and some students had not completed their programme in the scheduled time.

Shortage of teaching staff was one of the impediments, but with the recruitment of 57 new members of teaching faculty this year, number of researchers can take up projects meeting the UGC norms.

Development fee

Acharya Nagarjuna University has allowed 12 students of K.L.C. College Vaddeswaram to appear at the university semester examination following a court order.

These 12 students had refused to pay the Development Fee as per ANU norms for admission into MBA and MCA Management/NRI quota seats.

When the university refused to allow these students to sit at the examination from Thursday, they approached the court, which asked the authorities to allow them to appear at the examination.

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