Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Oct 23: From this academic year, an evening college has been started in the Dr P Dayananda Pai P Sathish Pai government first grade college at car street here to help the employed people to pursue their academic interests.
The evening college concept has been implemented because of the interest evinced by MLA D Vedavyasa Kamath, who is a member of the car street government college development committee. The evening college has been started under the 'Sandhya Shakti' scheme which proposes to enable the working class to get higher education when continuing with their jobs.
In the budget, 2021-22, the state government had announced a plan to start evening colleges in selected city corporations on a trial basis. Now they have been started in 11 city corporations in government first grade colleges by making use of the infrastructure currently available. The courses available are B Com and BCA. Every college needs about Rs 57 lac annual budget including the principal who will be a senior professor currently working in government first grade college, seven teaching staff and others.
Principal of car street government first grade college, Prof Rajashekhar Hebbar, said that ten applications each for BCom and BCA courses have been issued and the admission process of one student has been completed. He said he expects the student strength to improve next year.