MU changes name of eight constituent colleges2 min read
Manipal: Manipal University (MU) has officially changed the nomenclature of eight of its constituent colleges keeping up with the requirements of the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) accreditation.
All the colleges and departments of MU have been categorised under two institutions, namely, Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) and Kasturba Medical College (KMC). “These changes have been done to meet the NAAC guidelines,” informed Prof. Varadesh Hiregange, Director of Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC), now to be known as the School of Communication (SOC), MU.
From this month onwards, the following changes in the names of other institutes will be implemented:
Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences (MCOAHS) is now School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS), MU.
Manipal Life Sciences Centre (MLSC) will now be known as School of Life Sciences (SOLS), MU.
Manipal School of Architecture and Planning (MSAP) is now Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design (FAPD), MU.
Manipal Centre for Information Science (MCIS) is now officially School of Information Science (SOIS).
Manipal Institute of Jewellery Management (MIJM) is now School of Jewellery Management (SOJM), MU
Manipal College of Nursing (MCON) is School of Nursing (SON), MU.
“The name change isn’t something the students should be concerned about. Nothing else will change, in fact, it may even become better. We are still part of the university and that brand value will always be there,” said Dr. R. Venugopal, Director MIM, now to be called School of Management (SOM), MU.
NAAC is an organisation that assesses and accredits institutions of higher education in India and is an autonomous body funded by University Grants Commission (UGC). With an accreditation from NAAC, an institution can expand its campus abroad. MU has applied for an accreditation by NAAC.
MU is also an UGC certified university and is credited as an ISO organisation. It is also part of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, an association of 480 universities from all the Commonwealth nations.
Sub-edited by Priyanka Sharma