news Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 05:30
Image source:   Now male students can get admission in the all-women's Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru for post graduation.  A proposal sent by the institution in March to the Principal Secretary, Higher Education, seeking permission to enrol male students to PG courses, was approved by Bangalore University on Wednesday, states a Deccan Herald report. Since classes have already begun this year, the new rule will apply from the next academic year.  "We have approved it from our end. We will forward this to the State government," the report quotes BU Vice-Chancellor Prof B Thimme Gowda as telling mediapersons. He also said that the University will not restrict the male-female student ratio in the PG courses, and will also ask the college to consider introducing the same rule for PhD courses as well. Principal Sr Arpana told The Times of India, "There was a demand for PG courses in electronics and nanotechnology from boys. And since MCC has all the necessary facilities for this, we thought, why not? But only a certain percentage of seats will be allotted for boys as our new campus is not yet ready and classes will continue in the Vasanthnagar campus." However, university officials told Deccan Herald that this change could adversely affect the college as it may not get grants which are exclusively given to women's colleges. Some academic council members also were of the opinion that the college should not call itself a women's college anymore, adds the report.