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Mumbai University’s new sub-centre in Kalyan will open next month

Two days after the students protested over the delay in opening the university sub-centre in Kalyan, the University of Mumbai announced that it would open the campus in June

mumbai Updated: May 12, 2017 10:17 IST
Sajana Nambiar
Students from Kalyan, Kasara, Karjat and nearby places can enrol for 100 courses of the Institute of Distance and Open learning at the university sub-centre
Students from Kalyan, Kasara, Karjat and nearby places can enrol for 100 courses of the Institute of Distance and Open learning at the university sub-centre(HT file)

Two days after the students protested over the delay in opening the university sub-centre in Kalyan, the University of Mumbai announced that it would open the campus in June.

Students from Kalyan, Kasara, Karjat and nearby places can get admission in the school of engineering and enrol for 100 courses of the Institute of Distance and Open learning at the university sub-centre from June.

The decision was taken in a meeting with members of the Students’ Action Front (SAF), Kalyan, and the academic council of the university.

READ: Mumbai University’s Kalyan sub-centre ‘under construction’ since 2006, students protest

It was decided to start the school of engineering with a M.Tech in computer science and admission process, enrolment of students, books distribution of 100 different courses by the University’s Institute of Distance and Open learning.

“We had also demanded making all the administrative works possible at the sub-centre. However, the academic council members said the entire procedure can be done online. So there is no need to travel to the university,” said Prashant Ingle, president of SAF.

He added that the vice-chancellor would visit the Kalyan sub-centre at Mauje-Gandhare in Kalyan (West).

The SAF has been protesting against the university’s failure to open the sub-centre that was inaugurated in 2011.

“We had already planned to open the sub-centre this academic year. We called them for a meeting and discussed the demands. We will open the sub-centre in June without any delay,” said an official of Mumbai University.