The Mangalore University of Karnataka was awarded the 'Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Best University Award 2012-13', with a memento and a citation along with a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakhs.
The award was presented yesterday, on 19th November, 2013 on the occasion of National Integration Day at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
Also, President of India gave NSS Best Plus 2 Council Award for the year 2012-13, to the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, Thiruvananthapuram
According to the source, Mangalore University stands fourth to win the Indira Gandhi NSS Award in Karnataka. The first three universities include RGUHS, Bangalore University and UAS Dharwad University.
The awards are given to educational institutions, faculty and students for their contribution in various beneficial and voluntary activities.
About Mangalore University of Karnataka.
Mangalore University has grown impressively since its inception with 190 affiliated colleges including two constituent colleges, one at Mangalore and another at Madikeri, taken over by the University from Government of Karnataka in 1992. The University has established the PG Centre, Cauvery campus at Madikeri, which offers Postgraduate courses in Microbiology and Biochemistry.
The University has taken steps to establish contacts through exchange of scholars and students with universities in USA, UK, Finland, Japan, Norway, Germany, Spain and other countries.
All in all, Mangalore University presents the very picture of order and discipline: academic programmes are run on schedule, examinations are conducted on time, and the UGC norm of 180 working days in a year is fulfilled.
In the last few years, major changes have been taking place in the University area. In this scenario of sweeping change, Mangalore University looks forward to playing the role of a participant in and a facilitator of such change and guiding this process towards ends that are commensurate with its goals and mission.