Published: 24th July 2018
At 101, Mysuru's Maharani College is all set to get a new building
The announcement was made on Tuesday by G T Devegowda, the Karnataka Higher Education Minister, on his visit to the college
G T Devegowda, Minister for Higher Education, Government of Karnataka on Tuesday announced that the government will build a new academic block for Maharani's Science College for Women, Mysuru with world class facilities to accommodate the increasing number of students in the college. The minister's held the inspection following widespread complaints about the lack of facilities in the college.
Explaining the shortage of facilities in the college, the officials highlighted that with a total strength of over 9000 students , the college is in need of 81 more classrooms, new science laboratories, new hostel room, journalism labs, 31 more full-time lecturers and better toilet facilities. They also pointed out that the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) downgraded the grade of the institution from B plus to B due to infrastructural shortcomings. Responding to this, the minister said that it is difficult to construct new classrooms onto the existing building due to its age and heritage value but he announced that his government has decided to construct a new block by borrowing land from Mysuru Urban Development Authority by next year.
However, during his inspection walk in the college, the minister asked the corporation officials to work on the toilets as well as the auditoriums at the earliest. He also directed the officials to install drinking water terminals and repair the compound wall. During the visit, a section of employees in the college complained against the high handedness of the Principal towards staff members, to which, the minister directed him to preserve the unity amongst the employees in the college through peaceful administration.
He was accompanied by Chamaraja MLA L Nagendra, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Shankar, Commissioner for Collegiate Education N Manjula, Former Mayor Ravi Kumar and other officials.