The Goa university seems to have decided that they wont let the silver jubilee year of its establishment go down like any other ordinary year. In fact in commemoration of its silver jubilee the university has made a series of announcements aimed at enhancing its educational facilities including adding new departments to its list which include departments of mass communication and media research, hotel management and tourism with central and state government aid and also incorporating a distance education programme through broadband facility besides non formal course programmes which may not require a degree qualification from applicants but instead aim to upgrade their selves in different fields.
Among other proposals the Goa university will also venture to make lectures of its teachers available on the internet to enable students to catch up with the lectures in case they missed them or need to understand, revise or confirm details of the lectures. The Goa university plans to move from education based system to a knowledge based system according to the Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof Dilip Deobagkar
The silver jubilee year of the Goa university will commence with its foundation day function to be conducted at Kala Academy on June 30.Delivering a lecture on the occasion will be the noted molecular bio-physicist Prof P Balaram who will lecture on " Research and higher education - Indian Challenges". Former vice-chancellors and Registrars of the University are also expected to be felicitated on the occasion.
The Governor Mr SS Sidhu is expected to be the Chief guest on the occasion while the Chief Minister Mr Digambar Kamat will be the guest of honour. The event will be followed by a classical music concert where young and talented artistes are expected to perform.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, the university expects to get five times more grants this year from the University grants commission due to its past performance.