Honours Degree Programme begins; MGU set to welcome freshers

July 1, 2024, marks the beginning of a significant moment for Mahatma Gandhi University and its affiliated colleges as they welcome the inaugural batch of the Four-Year degree students. Students admitted to the 4+1 Programmes at the University campus will be welcomed by research and PG students at 10 AM in the auditorium of the School of Chemical Sciences.

Following this, College Development Council Director, Dr. P.R. Biju will introduce the University to the newcomers. The inauguration ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM after the Gandhi Smriti led by Dr. M. Smitha and Ratnasree. The event will be presided over by the University Graduate School Director, Registrar Dr. K. Jayachandran. Dr. P.P. Naushad, Director of the School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, will then explain the details of the 4+1 Programmes to the attendees.

Following the live broadcast of the state-level inauguration at 12 noon, the ceremony at the University will be inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. C.T. Aravindakumar. Syndicate members Adv. Dr. Reji Zachariah, and the Convenor of the Executive Committee of Honours Degree Programmes, and Syndicate Member Biju Pushpan will offer felicitations. Controller of Examinations, Dr. C.M. Sreejit, Finance Officer, Biju Mathew, Graduate School Joint Directors, Dr. Shilpa Satish, Dr. P. Abdul Jabbar, and Dr. Aparna Eswaran, along with public representatives, Academic Monitoring Committee Members, Departmental Nodal Officers, and others will also participate.

The Undergraduate Honours programmes at the colleges affiliated with Mahatma Gandhi University will be known as MGU-UGP. Syndicate Member, Biju Pushpan stated that these programmes were made possible through the timely completion of syllabus workshops, syllabus submission, and training for teachers and plus two students. The 4+1 programmes at the University campus will be conducted under the Graduate School.

Vice Chancellor, Dr. C.T Aravindakumar emphasised that the introduction of the Four-Year Undergraduate Honours Programmes and the 4+1 Programmes is aimed at transforming the students into knowledge producers, enabling them to engage in research, entrepreneurship, and employment opportunities.He also stated that collaboration between the academic community and the industrial sector will be further enhanced under the leadership of the Business Innovation and Incubation Centre on the University campus, benefitting the students.