Mangalore University plans to establish a Center for Coastal Development Studies

The University of Mangalore plans to establish a center for studies on coastal development, according to PS Yadapadithaya, vice-chancellor of the university.

Speaking during the celebration of the 42nd day of the founding of the university on Wednesday, he said the leadership would submit a proposal to the government of Karnataka in this regard. The proposed center will be named after the former Minister of Karnataka, the late VS Acharya.

The university plans to focus on topics related to coastal development in the project of “Dr VS Acharya Center for Coastal Development Studies”.

Stating that the university has already launched a sports policy, he indicated that it will now launch a cultural policy in the coming days. The university – which covers the districts of Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi – will also showcase cultural artifacts from these three districts.

The university is also considering the suggestion of Dr Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, to set up a “Tulu village” model on the Konaje university campus in Mangaluru taluk. (Tulu is an important spoken language of the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts along the Karnataka coast).

“In addition to this, Heggade has promised to provide the ancient manuscripts from the area, which are kept at the Dharmasthala Museum, for research and study purposes for students at Mangaluru University,” he said. he adds.

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