Based on the availability of funds the Central University of Karnataka would be introducing new courses in defence studies, journalism, history, folklorist and tribal studies, music and fine arts from the next academic year. In an address to a press conference on Saturday in Kalaburgi city the vice-chancellor of the university H.M. Maheshwaraiah stated that the UGC had sanctioned 20 departments out of which 16 were functioning. He said that the new courses would further embolden the academic activities in the university.
He added that from the next academic year the university would be offering new courses of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical, Electronics and communication and Mechanical branches on the main campus. Already Rs 67 lakh have been sanctioned by the UGC for starting new courses in tool and dye-making and community studies at the main campus of the university at Kadaganchi in Aland Taluk in Kalaburagi district.
Explaining further the vice-chancellor said that already Rs. 1.7 crore have been sanctioned by the UGC for commencing Bachelor of Vocational Courses in Sugarcane Technologies and Food Processing that would be started in the next academic year.
While answering a question Prof. Maheshwaraiah said that the university would set up research centres and initiate research activities in Sufi and Sharanas, Urdu and Dakhani Language, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Hyderabad Karnataka development, women empowerment and endangered languages in Karnataka depending upon the sanction of funds from the Human Resource Ministry and UGC.