UoM to offer five emerging engineering courses from this academic year – Times of India


MYSURU: The University of Mysore (UoM) has become the first government university in the state to get the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) permission to launch engineering courses. The AICTE approved the proposal sent by the UoM to launch the five courses. In the first year, the university will launch five emerging engineering courses.

“The AICTE permitted the university to launch BE in Civil Environmental Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Computer Science and Design and Biomedical and Robotic Engineering,” explained UoM VC G Hemantha Kumar.

The total intake will be 300 seats. The university will surrender 150 seats to KEA to fill up under the merit quota. The rest of the seats will be filled up through self-financing.

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“We received AICTE approval on July 27,” he said.

Meanwhile, as per the government order, the UoM decided to develop three government first grade colleges as the constituent colleges of the university. “Hettur, Terakanambi, and Halli Mysuru colleges will be developed as the constituent colleges,” he explained.

Hemantha Kumar explained that the NAAC team is likely to visit the university after the second week of September.

“University’s Manasa community radio station is also ready for inauguration now,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the state higher education minister CN Ashwath Narayan will inaugurate several new buildings including a career hub built under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), the research scholar’s hostel built at an estimated cost of Rs.2 crores, second floor of the Center of Excellence, new academic section building of Hassan post-graduate center, Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, the new building of Yuvaraja’s college built under RUSA, etc.

“All these events will be carried out virtually keeping in mind Covid 19 protocols,” he said.

University registrar R Shivappa was present.





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