Yuvaraja's College, Mysore has introduced a two-year course on M. Sc in Food Science from 2016 academic year to cater to the demand of post-graduation courses in Food Science. The batch will have a total of 20 students. Food Science under-graduates are eligible to apply for the course.
"Now, University of Mysore's Manasagangotri campus is the only institute in the city that offers a PG-level course in Food Science," said Dr. H Nanje Gowda, Principal of the college. "As institute's intake is limited to 30, many students missed out an opportunity to study food science. Due to this, we approached the University of Mysore to grant permission to start a two-year PG course in Food Science and the varsity has approved it," he added.
Yuvaraja's College is the biggest science college in Karnataka with 900 students pursuing their graduation and 315 students pursuing postgraduate courses. It is known to have shaped some of the masterminds of India including the notable alumni, Bharath Ratna CNR Rao.
Yuvaraja’s College also indulges in natural resource conservation. Taking under consideration the water requirements of the college (i.e. 40,000 to 50,000 liters), a rainwater harvesting tank with a capacity of one lakh liters, was put in place.
With the assistance of the central government, the college also plans to set solar panels on 10 of its buildings. The college will use the energy produced and extra energy will be supplied to the central government. The government is yet to give clearance to this proposal after getting experts' view.
Yuvaraja’s college has been granted Rs. 3.5 crore by University of Mysore for renovation. The revamp of the college will include plastering of the buildings and flooring, replacing damaged window and doors, which is expected to be completed in six to seven months' time. Free lunch is provided to the students who come from rural places and to those students who are below poverty line.
The administration also plans to set up more laboratories, rooms and other modern infrastructural facilities with the help of other funds.