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Another Center of Excellence in Kochi:banana:

Spice Boards to start Center for Food Safety and Supply Chain (CFSSC)


The Spices Board has set up a collaborative training centre for food safety and supply chain management, in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). The centre will help ensure the quality of spices exported from the country.

Spices Board chairman Dr A Jayathilak inaugurated the phase one of the centre in Kochi on Monday. "It is the culmination of the decision taken at the World Spice Congress held in Pune in February this year," he said.

The centre will facilitate capacity building and developing product specific testing procedures in the sector of spices and botanical ingredients. Jubilant Bhartia Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence (CII-FACE) and The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) will collaborate with the Board for the further development of the centre. JIFSAN is an institute set up jointly by the US food and medicine safety watchdog and the University of Maryland.

Dr Jayathilak has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sujith Haridas, regional head for south, CII, Indrani Ghose, principal counsellor, CII, and James Wayne Rushing, manager for international training programme, JIFSAN.

Delegates from various parts of the world will lead deliberations in a five-day training programme in Kochi. In the second phase of the programme, selected delegates will get two weeks' training in the US. In phase three, participants would get involved in a series of workshop and training programmes in different regions of India.

The new training centre would strengthen the supply chain management for both domestic and international trade through providing technical support to organizations through training, information sharing and technical consultancy. The centre will help organizations to upgrade their manufacturing and processing facilities, quality control assurance system. It will also help them upgrade their hygiene and food safety management system, said a release from the Spices Board.
 

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In-Principle Nod for upgradation of CUSAT to IIEST

The Central Govt made an In-Principle Nod for upgrading Cochin University of Science and Technology into engineering center of excellence- Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology.

This was made, during the discussion between Chief Secretary and PMO in Delhi yesterday
 

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XIME Bangalore to inaugurate Kochi campus in Nov 2012
In a bid to expand, Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bangalore, is opening a new campus in Kochi. According to official sources, the new campus in Kalamassery, Kochi, will be inaugurated in November 2012.

Established in 1991 by a group of eminent academicians under the leadership of Prof. J Philip, former director of IIM-Bangalore, XIME is a leading B-School in south India and has been consistently ranked among the top 30 B-Schools in the country. The Kochi campus is the second campus of XIME.

Prof J Philip, president of XIME, said: “Since the inception in 1991, we have made good progress. This institute is counted among the best B-schools in the region.”

Speaking on the new campus, he said, “Having established XIME as a leading business school, we are expanding our base to reach out to more people and offer quality management programmes to them. As the first major step, we are opening our campus in Kochi which is emerging as a hub of management education over the last few years.”

Kochi has been emerging as a favourite location for expansion plans of leading B-schools. The city has several management institutes including that of SCMS Group. Recently, IIM Kozhikode also set up its satellite campus in Kochi.

As part of the opening exercise, XIME has initiated a recruitment drive for various academic and administrative positions including director and manager administration. According to official sources, the management programmes at the new campus are expected to begin from the next academic year.

The XIME Bangalore campus currently offers three programmes -- 2-year post graduate diploma in management (PGDM), 15-month full-time executive PGDM, and 3-year part-time PGDM.

A number of top companies recruited from the campus this year. The list of top companies which offered jobs to students from the campus included Oracle, Honeywell, MphasiS, Fidelity, Mahindra & Mahindra, Telcon, L&T, Cognizant, Federal Bank, TVS Motors, and Robert Bosch. While the highest annual package offered was Rs 9.40 lakh, the average package was Rs 6.24 lakh per annum, according to the placement cell at the institute.
 

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Good to see the rapid progress Kochi is making to ensure it becomes one of India's respected Educational Hub.

Rightfully to its tag as Business capital of Kerala, Kochi has more business schools and its a good move in this direction.

What more required is a state sponsored Management University with research facilities.... I would definitely suggest, separation of the prestigious School of Management Studies- SMS under CUSAT, to be converted into a large Business Studies university with a state-of-the-art campus. Tie-up with some prestigious foreign Universities or Indian ones, like Nirma etc, would raise the bar of such university and it can definitely create several business professionals, including entrepreneurs.
 

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NextEducation targets Rs 500 cr turnover in 4 years
KOCHI: Technology driven education enterprise NextEducation, offering innovative learning solutions to CBSE, ICSE and state board schools, is aiming Rs 500 crore turnover in four years by covering 10,000 schools pan India, a company official said.

The company has researched and developed technologies designed for India, NextEducation Chief Financial officer Raveendranath Kamath told reporters.

Technological advancements like 2D and 3D graphical interactive content mapped to the curriculum of International standards, engrossing voice overs by Indian artistes, clear sound and innovative course design which are easily accessible are part of their learning tools, he said.

The company, which now covers 5,000 schools in various states, including Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra and Leh, had a Rs 100 crore turnover last year.

NextEducation has introduced additional content offering customised for Kerala state board for their 'LearnNext' for class 6-10 for Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, he said, adding the product, priced at Rs 1,899 is available on line and can be renewed every year.

LearnNext was initially launched only for CBSE and ICSE syllabus in 2008. Now it has over eight lakh registered members and is used by over 50000 students across the country, he said.

In Kerala, the company plans to cover 500-600 schools in four years from the present 400 schools, Kamath said.

The Digital solutions would cost about Rs 6,000 per month per classroom, he said.


Over 10,000 learning modules accounting for over 1000 hours of classroom teaching has been developed by the company's inhouse content development team using contemporary learning design principles with its proprietary Next Learning Model and has undergone rigorous testing on and off the field.

Among the products are TeactNext- a digital classroom solution combining the best of hardware, software, content and service delivering new age technology and traditional classroom teaching and 'LearnNext' Individual learning solutions for students.

NextLab for English, Science and Maths are innovative hand ons learning options for schools in India which was launched last year, covering subjects like physics, chemistry, biology and environmental sciences, Kamath said.
 

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Sibal to lay stone for science park

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal will inaugurate the science congress and lay the foundation stone for the Science and Technology Park and Research Centre at the Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT) in Angamaly as part of the conclusion of its decennial celebrations here on October 9.

P.K. Abdu Rabb, Education Minister, will inaugurate the FISAT Centre for Uplifting Science in Society (FOCUSS) student branches in schools and lay the foundation stone for the FISAT decennial building on the occasion.

P.C. Chacko, MP, will inaugurate the new block of FISAT women’s hostel and release the science congress logo.

Training centre

K.P. Dhanapalan, MP, will lay the foundation stone for the training centre for physically challenged children.

M.P. Parameswaran, former scientist of BAARC, will speak on ‘envisioning science for society’ in the afternoon session.

L. Kameswara Rao, Professor, IAP, IISc, Bangalore, will give a lecture on ‘New trends in science and technology while J. Nagaraju, Professor, IAP, IISc, Bangalore, will speak on ‘Application of science in society’.

P.V. Mathew, Chairman of the governing body, said that the FISAT Science and Technology park and research centre will give thrust on advanced research in science and technology.

It will provide hands on experience to budding young science talents in schools and colleges, he said.


http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/sibal-to-lay-stone-for-science-park/article3974429.ece
 

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A guide to rocket-making
Students wandered in the world of rocket making on the sixth day of Space Science Week celebrations as they participated in ‘Make the Rocket’ session at the Sarabhai Science Park in Kakkanad on Tuesday.

Around 2,400 students from various parts of the state participated in the event with the majority of them trying their hand in rocket making. The session was handled by V P Balagangadharan, senior scientist, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram.

Students got to learn various aspects of rocket making and rocket technology. Balagangadharan interacted with the students and cleared their doubts and fulfilled their curiosity on rocket technology and Mars mission.

Classes on the theme - Space for Human Safety and Security - was held.

The Oxford School, Kollam, St Albert’s Higher Secondary School, Ernakulam, and St Paul’s Public School, Thrissur, bagged the first, second and third places respectively in the quiz held on Tuesday.

The winners will get a chance to take up a launch visit in Thumba, said Indira Rajan, director of Sarabhai Science Park.
 

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Children's Science-City planned in Kalamassery

Rs 15 crore Central-State govt. project to come up in KINFRA park.
കളമശേരിയിൽ ചിൽഡ്രൻസ് സയൻസ് സിറ്റി വരുന്നു

കളമശേരി: കുട്ടികൾക്ക് ശാസ്ത്ര സാങ്കേതികവിദ്യ മനസ്സിലാക്കുന്നതിനും വികസിപ്പിക്കുന്നതിനുമായി കളമശേരിയിൽ ചിൽഡ്രൻസ് സയൻസ് സിറ്റി വരുന്നു. കേന്ദ്ര- സംസ്ഥാന സർക്കാറുകളുടെ സാംസ്കാരിക വകുപ്പും രാജ്യസഭാംഗം പി. രാജീവിൻെറയും ഫണ്ടിൽ നിന്നുള്ള സഹകരണത്തോടെയുമാണ് നഗരസഭയുടെ കീഴിൽ സയൻസ് സിറ്റി സ്ഥാപിക്കാൻ ഉദ്ദേശിക്കുന്നതെന്ന് ചെയർമാൻ ജമാൽ മണക്കാടൻ അറിയിച്ചു. നഗരസഭാ പ്രദേശത്തെ കിൻഫ്രയിൽ നാല് ഏക്കർ ഭൂമി ഇതിനായി ആവശ്യപ്പെട്ട് കത്ത് നൽകിയതായി ചെയർമാൻ അറിയിച്ചു. കൂടാതെ, അതിനടുത്തായുള്ള നഗരസഭയുടെ അഞ്ച് ഏക്കർ ഭൂമിയും ഉപയോഗപ്പെടുത്തും.

15 കോടി രൂപ ചെലവ് പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കുന്ന പദ്ധതിക്ക് ഒരു കോടി പത്ത് ലക്ഷം രൂപ പി. രാജീവ് എം.പി നൽകും. ബാക്കി തുക കേന്ദ്ര- കേരള സർക്കാറുകളിൽ നിന്നും നേടിയെടുക്കാൻ കേന്ദ്രമന്ത്രിമാരടക്കം ചർച്ചകൾ നടത്തി കഴിഞ്ഞതായി ജമാൽ മണക്കാടൻ അറിയിച്ചു. ശാസ്ത്ര സാങ്കേതിക രംഗത്തെ വികസനം, സയൻസ് എക്സിബിഷൻ, മ്യൂസിക് ഫൗണ്ടൻ തുടങ്ങി വിനോദ സഞ്ചാരത്തിന് കൂടുതൽ പ്രാധാന്യം നൽകിയാണ് സയൻസ് സിറ്റി സ്ഥാപിക്കാൻ ഉദ്ദേശിക്കുന്നത്്.

നിലവിൽ തിരുവനന്തപുരത്ത് ഇത്തരം സെൻറർ ഉണ്ടെങ്കിലും ചാലക്കുടിയിലും പാലായിലും ഇത്തരം പദ്ധതികൾ തുടങ്ങിയിട്ടുണ്ട്. പദ്ധതി യാഥാർഥ്യമായാൽ നഗരസഭക്ക് നല്ലൊരുവരുമാന മാർഗമാകുമെന്ന് തിങ്കളാഴ്ച ചേർന്ന കൗൺസിൽ യോഗത്തിൽ ചെയർമാൻ അംഗങ്ങളെ അറിയിച്ചു.
 

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CUSAT bags project on underwater sound system

To document the identification and characterisation of underwater sound system in the Indian Ocean, especially in the Exclusive Economic Zone, for various applications, including security, Cochin University of Science and Technology has bagged Rs 2.4 crore project of national importance.

The Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, has sanctioned ‘Sonic Characterisation of Marine Species’ at a total cost of Rs 3.5 crore as a multi-institutional project with Cusat as the nodal agency and IIT Delhi and CMLRE Kochi as participating agencies for a period of five years.

The budgetary allocation for Cusat is Rs 2.64 crore and that for IIT Delhi is Rs 86 lakh. The project will be implemented in the Centre for Ocean Electronics (CUCENTOL) of the Department of Electronics, Cusat, under the principal investigatorship of P R S Pillai with Supriya M H as the co-investigator.

The sound system has not been identified and classified in Indian Ocean unlike Pacific Ocean. If the the underwater sound is documented, it can be used for security purpose too as foreign sounds can be identified based on the date and it can be used in diverse applications as well, said Supriya M H.

The fish wealth in surface and deep waters can also be identified and the information can be helpful for fishermen in identifying particular shoals of fish and season.

Noise classification of the different sounds including those of fish, waves, ships and other bodies can be classified and the necessary elimination made and this can be applied in hearing aids too.

Noise in the ocean is of utmost importance for ocean explorations, oceanographic as well as fisheries studies, sonar operations, etc. The identification of noise sources in the ocean is of prime importance because of its diverse practical applications.

By investigating the sonic characteristics of marine species, it is possible to design certain exclusive devices like pingers to keepcertain species like the cetaceans away from fishing gears too.

Marine mammals rely heavily on sound production and reception to navigate, communicate, hunt and to avoid predators. Recording and analysing the sounds generated by various marine species over long periods of time will help in identifying the missing links in understanding the marine ecosystem.

http://newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/article1307268.ece
 

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LPG shortage: Cusat hostel mess closed down

KOCHI: Irregular supply of LPG cylinders has been adversely affecting college hostels in the city. Authorities in Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) have now decided to close down the hostel mess from Saturday because of this. And in the Maharaja's College hostel mess, only limited food is being prepared from last Thursday.

"We have decided to close down the hostel mess from today because we do not have any more LPG cylinders. After the decision to supply only six domestic cylinders a year to APL families was taken, we have been facing severe shortage of cylinders in the hostel mess. We will restart the mess once we receive cylinders. Not many students will be affected as most of them will go home for the Puja holidays," said Bipin V P, mess secretary, Sanathan Hostel, Cusat. The hostel mess has been shelling out Rs 1,400 per cylinder in the last few weeks.

Cusat has four boys' hostels and five girls' hostels. Each hostel requires 25 to 30 cylinders a month.

"At present we charge Rs 40 a day as mess fee from each hostel student. If we are forced to buy cylinders at such a high cost, we will be forced to increase the mess fee or shut down the mess," added Bipin.

Shaan V S, a student of Maharaja's College, said: "As we don't have enough LPG cylinders in the hostel mess, food has been rationed. Almost 30 per cent of the male students are forced to eat from outside or go hungry as only limited food is being prepared. The situation is worse in the girls' hostel as there are more students there."

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...tel-mess-closed-down/articleshow/16896965.cms
 

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Face it, teachers cloak in aprons to dodge cams

KOCHI: Managements of several private schools in Kerala want women teachers to adopt a dress code to avoid prying eyes of male students. They have suggested teachers wear an apron or an overcoat "to cover themselves properly" in class.

There isn't a formal diktat but it's the talk of staff rooms after many women teachers noticed students taking pictures of them with mobile cameras.

"We have received many complaints of students clicking photographs of teachers in saris while they write on the blackboard. Most of these images find their way to popular social networking sites,'' said Kerala CBSE School Management Association president T P M Ibrahim Khan.

He admitted the ban on mobiles on campus isn't working. This has forced many schools in the state to ask lady teachers to wear an overcoat or apron on top of their sari or churidhar-kameez. "We also received many complaints that unruly comments about teachers' anatomy appearing as graffiti on toilet walls,'' Khan said. "This decision has been taken only to ensure proper respect for their privacy. We don't want to hurt anyone by implementing this.''

Though Khan is candid in his admission, school managements cite other reasons to justify the apron code. While some managements maintain it is to bring in uniformity in teachers' dressing, others say it is for adding a style quotient. For some others it is for teachers' convenience to "carry chalk and pen''.

"Apart from urban schools, mofussil institutions are also practising this. I personally believe that teachers are role models and need to dress in a decent manner, whether there is a dress code or not," said Kerala CBSE School Management Association general secretary Indira Rajan.

Not all teachers are pleased with the cover-up order. "As teachers we know what to wear. Sometimes senior students, especially boys, are curious, we hear comments, they laugh and make fun of us. But these are fine and have to be tackled in a different way,'' a woman teacher said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...aprons-to-dodge-cams/articleshow/16897020.cms
 

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കൊച്ചി: പൂത്തോട്ട 1103-ാം നമ്പര്* എസ്.എന്*.ഡി.പി. ശാഖാ യോഗത്തിന്റെ കീഴില്* പുതിയതായി ആരംഭിക്കുന്ന ശ്രീ നാരായണ ലോ കോളേജിന്റെ ഉദ്ഘാടനം ബുധനാഴ്ച നടക്കും. എം. ജി. യൂണിവേഴ്*സിറ്റിയുടെ അഫിലിയേഷനോടെയും ബാര്* കൗണ്*സില്* ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യയുടെ അംഗീകാരത്തോടെയുമാണ് കോഴ്*സുകള്* ആരംഭിക്കുന്നതെന്ന് പ്രിന്*സിപ്പല്* കെ. വി. മോഹനന്*, ശാഖാ സെക്രട്ടറി ഇ. എന്*. മണിയപ്പന്* എന്നിവര്* പത്രസമ്മേളനത്തില്* പറഞ്ഞു.

എം. ജി. യൂണിവേഴ്*സിറ്റിയുടെ കീഴില്* സ്വകാര്യമേഖലയില്* ആദ്യമായി അനുവദിക്കുന്ന ലോകോളേജാണിത്. 60 സീറ്റുകള്* വീതമുള്ള മൂന്ന്, അഞ്ച് വര്*ഷ കോഴ്*സുകളാണുള്ളത്. ഓരോന്നിനും 50 ശതമാനം സീറ്റുകള്* മെറിറ്റ് ക്വാട്ടയിലും 50 ശതമാനം മാനേജ്*മെന്റ് ക്വാട്ടയിലും അനുവദിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്.

http://www.mathrubhumi.com/online/malayalam/news/story/1900342/2012-10-23/kerala
 

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Bogus institutes back in business

The city is fast emerging as a hub of bogus educational institutions. Police had recently conducted a crackdown on such illegal institutions but new ones have emerged, feeding on the aspirations of both domestic and foreign students.

Many institutions conduct courses that do not have any necessary approval while others dupe youngsters from Southeast Asian countries by bringing them to India as students on tourist visa violating rules.

As per a police investigation, only two institutions conducting marine technical courses have the mandatory approval from the Directorate General of Shipping and the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) while other institutes offering technical courses lack approval from the agencies concerned.

"These institutions dupe students by issuing catchy advertisements and collect fees ranging between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 3 lakh for technical courses. Though we have cracked down on many such institutions in the recent past, new ones have sprung up," said central sub inspector A Ananthalal.

Special Branch inspector Muhammed Nizar, who conducted a detailed probe into activities of such institutions, said there were at least 20 of them in the city operating without any valid approval now. These new institutions organise courses after affiliating with those in other states that have approval from the relevant authorities.

Ananthalal said they have launched a hunt for a person identified as Fazal who was running two such illegal institutions in the city. "Basically, it is students from rural areas who fall prey to these institutions. There are parents who have sold their land to pay fees at these institutions," he said.

In another incident, nearly 40 foreigners had a narrow escape from the penal provisions of the law as they left Kochi before the city police could nab them for violating visa rules.

Police stumbled on the illegal activities of private educational institutions in duping foreign students recently when they nabbed two Malaysian youths in an inebriated condition from M G Road. "Youngsters from South East Asian countries are brought to Kochi by a group of institutions on tourist visas to enroll them as students. Foreigners could be enrolled as students only if they are issued student visas," the officer said.

He added that the students could not be blamed as the institutions were bringing them to the city by providing tourist visas. As per a preliminary probe, there were 40 such students in the city but they managed to leave the country on October 20. They would have been in jail now if they were arrested.

Officials at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) said they would decide on initiating action against these institutions after getting the necessary approval from higher authorities.

Kochi: Ignoring basic facts, like the authorized affiliation of marine institutes they apply to, has landed many a student in serious trouble.

And, though rules are aplenty, the lack of mechanism on the part of authorities to check mushrooming 'illegal' institutes has resulted in chaos in this sector. According to officials, if a marine institute opens a branch office in another state or city, then they have to seek the approval of the director general of shipping (DGS) before offering marine technical diploma courses.

"No DGS-approved institute can even open a branch office without DGS approval. So the question of a DGS-approved institution giving affiliation to other institutions just doesn't arise. Any such activity is illegal. Any institute that runs marine technical diploma courses is inspected by a government surveyor and approval is granted after necessary checks and verifications," said principal of the Institute of Marine Engineers (Kochi) Sunil Xavier.

Also DGS rules are clear regarding admission to foreign students. Foreign students, who have a valid education visa and have the required qualifications, can apply for the course. "There is a huge demand for such courses, but the government has taken no steps to neither meet this demand nor regulate the service providers", said educationist RVG Menon.

Kerala high court had recently in an order said that institutions running marine technical courses, aimed at employment on board ships, without obtaining approval from the DGS are prohibited by law.

The court further said that such institutes should be barred from conducting marine technical courses.

Immediately afterwards, two marine institutes in the city came under the police scanner after students alleged that they were cheated by both colleges.

After that, 500-odd students gheraoed the College of Marine Technology management members on October 10 and the central police registered a cheating case against the management.

Ernakulam chief judicial magistrate directed Kadavanthra police to register a cheating case against the management of KITE Marine Technology.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...tes-back-in-business/articleshow/16945559.cms
 

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Cusat to accommodate more students in popular courses
KOCHI: The Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) has raised its student intake capacity in popular courses. This is done as part of the university's initiative to generate more revenue to help overcome the financial crisis.

The departments of management studies, legal studies and masters in computer application have increased the student intake in their courses. The two schools of engineering have started MTech courses. "We are facing a financial deficit of Rs 22 crore per annum. It had been decided to internally generate Rs 10 crore from this academic year. But as we had to roll back fees of several courses, we are now only able to generate Rs 7 crore," said Cusat registrar A Ramachandran.

"We have increased the number of seats in our self-financing BBA LLB course from 30 to 48," said school of legal studies director V S Sebastian.

Almost 3,800 students applied for the course, of which 500 qualified. "In the general quota, students who scored 95-98 % were admitted and the cut off marks for those in the reserved category was 85-90%.

In management studies, they have almost doubled the student intake of regular courses. "Increase in number of students will lead to lesser interaction between teachers and students. But due to unavoidable circumstances, we have been forced to increase student intake, even as the number of teachers remain the same," said Cochin university employment information and guidance bureau chief M Bhasi.

There is severe shortage of funds in the university. While

Though the university has increased the number of courses, they are restricted by the government from charging fees on a par with private colleges. Also, as instructed by the government, teachers are now being paid salary as per the Sixth Pay Commission. But the state government's financial grant to the university has not been increased.

Kochi: With Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) facing severe financial crisis, the authorities have asked its departments to generate more revenue to help overcome the crisis. As a result, some of the departments have increased the student intake in popular courses offered by them.

The departments of management studies, legal studies and masters in Computer Application have increased the student intake in their courses. The two schools of engineering have started MTech courses.

"We are facing a financial deficit of Rs 22 cr per annum. It was decided that we will internally try to generate Rs 10 cr from this academic year. But as we had to roll back fees of several courses, we are now only able to generate Rs 7 cr", said Cusat registrar Dr A Ramachandran.

"University administration said that the departments need to adopt some measures to generate revenue. Due to this we increased the number of seats in our self- financing BBA LLB course from 30 to 48", said school of legal studies director Dr VS Sebastian. Almost 3800 students applied for the course, of which 500 qualified. "In the general quota, students who scored 95 % to 98 % were admitted and the cut off marks for those in the reserved category was 85 % to 90 %.

In management studies, they have almost doubled the student intake of regular courses.

"Increase in number of students will lead to lesser interaction between teachers and students. But due to unavoidable circumstances, we have been forced to increase student intake, even as the number of teachers remain the same", admitted Cochin University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau chief Dr M Bhasi,

There is severe shortage of funds in the university. While the university has increased the number of courses, they are restricted by the government from charging fees on a par with private colleges. Also, as instructed by the government, teachers are now being paid salary as per the Sixth Pay Commission. But the state government's financial grant to the university has not been increased.

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