Goa University’s 29th Annual Convocation Recap

President Pranab Mukherjee at 29th Annual Convocation of Goa University

President Pranab Mukherjee graced Goa University’s Annual Convocation program held on April 25, 2017. The University, on the occasion, also conferred the Honorary D.Litt degree on the President. At the 29th Annual Convocation of Goa University, there were a total of 77 graduate and post-graduate students that were awarded degrees and 56 research scholars were…

Goa Governor: Do not send your parents to old age homes or break your marriage

Goa's Governor Mridula Sinha

While speaking at the 29th annual convocation ceremony of Goa University, Goa’s Governor Mridula Sinha surprised the post graduate and doctorate students when she asked them to take some unusual vows. The event was attended by India’s President Pranab Mukherjee and Goa’s Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. “I want you to take four pledges. First, you…

Goa University to draft Goa’s Feni policy

Goa University (GU) has been entrusted with drafting a feni policy for Goa by the excise department. It is hoped that the policy will improve the financial scenario of the industry and plug revenue losses. Department of management studies at the GU is expected to study the problems associated with the industry and draft a…

Faculty Shortage Crisis In Goa University

A growing concern for Goa University (GU), as per the data revealed in the annual quality assurance report submitted by GU to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for 2015-16, is the shortage of faculty. According to the report 43% of the positions do not have permanent teachers. To add to it, the shortage…

Goa Colleges Prepared To Implement Choice-Based Credit System

The choice-based credit system (CBCS), introduced by the University Grants Commission in 2015, is finally ready to be implemented from the academic year 2017-18 in Goa University affiliated colleges. It will be applicable for the BA, BCom, BSc, BCA and BBA programmes. Since the colleges felt they weren’t prepared and sought some changes in the…

Attempted Robbery Reported At GU Staff Quarters

An attempted robbery, at Goa University’s (GU) staff quarters in Dona Paula, was recently reported at a lecturer’s residence. Armed with carpentry tools, the robbers broke the window grills and removed the glass panel on the ground floor of the residence, B-12. “Fortunately, we did not find anything missing as there were only books and…

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