Recently the universities have Southern fringe of the nation has come up with ideas like, green library, anti-plagiarism software, research coordination councils and a revenue-from-waste mechanism, that has helped them build a brand for themselves.
In the South Zone Vice-Chancellors Conference organized at Vellore Institute of Technology, where best practices of various universities were getting adjudged, Karnataka University garnered much acclaim with their use of infrastructure in a novel way. The concept of exposing students more towards the nature through the concept of green library got tremendous response in the conference. This has the potential to make the students understand and enhance the pleasure of interacting with the nature.
Along with this the university also proposed a revenue generation idea through recycling wastes such as, discarded paper, e-waste and old batteries. They claimed that all this waste could generate almost 19 lakh rupees as revenue in a single year.
Another Southern University, Hyderabad University came up with the idea of anti-plagiarism software which would put a restriction to the threat that is looming large over the original research on progress. The Pro VC of Hyderabad University, E Hari Babu said, “We plan to launch anti-plagiarism software this year to prevent copying of research and theft of intellectual property.”
SV University, Tirupathi allowed their students to choose their course after they come to know about their interest area and helps them by providing a summer internship programme to them under ‘Prajna’ programme. According to VC of SV University, W Rajendra, “The programme allows students to realize their interests and potential, based on which they choose undergraduate courses.”