Mangalore University to go 'khadi' for convocation

Mangalore University to go 'khadi' for convocation

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Mangalore, Feb 4 : Following the directions of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to use khadi for convocations and other events in universities and colleges, Mangalore University has decided to use khadi-silk for ceremonial robes.

The amendments to the statute governing convocations for conferring degrees were approved in the Academic Council meeting.Mangalore University Registrar Prof A M Khan said on Tuesday that the colour of the gown of the chancellor will be rich dark red or vermilion and the ‘angavasthram’ will be of gold with blue border.The gown of the pro chancellor will have navy blue colour and the ‘angavasthram’ will be of golden yellow with blue border.

The colour of the vice chancellor’s gown is sky blue and the ‘angavasthram’ is of gold with red borderA DST honorary degree recipient will wear a white gown with red ‘angavasthram’ and a DLitt recipient will wear a white gown with sky blue ‘angavasthram’.Similarly, the colours of the gowns of the registrar, registrar (Evaluation), deans of the faculty, members of the Academic Council and the Syndicate have also been changed.

Vice Chancellor Prof P S Yadapadithaya said that the university has plans to introduce bio-metric attendance system for students and teachers in the university campus. The bio-metric system will be placed in every classroom, where teachers have to punch while entering the class and also while leaving the classroom after the class hour. Students who face attendance shortage tend to approach court.

The biometric attendance will become a document and can be furnished to the court, Yadapadithaya explained."An internal inquiry has been initiated to look into the efficiency of biometric system, solar panels and CCTV cameras installed at the university. To strengthen the security in university campus, we should know the efficiency of the existing system," he added. (UNI)