Manipal: The Manipal University in its effort to become a place of learning of international standards has appointed two new pro Vice Chancellors in Poornima Baliga and Gopalkrishna Prabhu.The two are to head separate faculties.
“The last two years have witnessed rapid changes and growth within Manipal University. We are going to sustain this pace over next few years in our pursuit of world rankings,”VC, Dr H Vinod Bhat, said on Wednesday.
“With sheer volume of effort involved, it was decided to restructure the University into faculties with effect from April 1, 2017,” said Vinod Bhat . According to Mr. Bhat there will be three faculties – faculty of health sciences; faculty of technology and management and faculty of humanities, liberal arts and social sciences at the university.
Dr Poornima Baliga will be Pro VC of Faculty of Health Sciences, while Gopalakrishna Prabhu will be the Pro VC of the faculty of technology and management. The two Pro VCs will also continue to hold their prior positions of Dean, Kasturba Medical College and Director, Manipal Institute of Technology, respectively.
Faculty of Health Sciences will comprise of KMC, Manipal, KMC, Mangaluru, , MCODS, Mangaluru, MCODS Manipal, MMMC, MCOPS, MCON, SOLS, SORM, SOAHS, Bengaluru, department of statistics, department of virus research, department of public health, and department of library and information sciences. The 20 Centers set up in the last twenty months in these streams will be attached to the faculty of health sciences.
Faculty of technology and management will have MIT, Manipal, faculty of architecture, SOIS, ICAS, SOM, WGSHA, WACA, department of allied hospitality studies, department of culinary arts, department of commerce and department of atomic and molecular physics. All 19 centers set up in the above disciplines will be attached to the faculty of technology and management, reports TOI.
Faculty of humanities, liberal arts and social sciences will have school of communication, department of geopolitics and international relations and department of European Studies.