Students with disabilities will receive an exclusive BE Computer Science course at Mysuru University

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JSS University of Science and Technology (JSS S&T University), under the umbrella of JSS Mahavidyapeetha Suttur Mutt, will launch an exclusive BE course in Computer Science for students with physical disabilities.

It should be noted that JSS Polytechnic for the Differently Abled (JSS PDA), an exclusive diploma college for students with physical disabilities, has been operating on the campus of Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) since the academic year 1990-91.

Now JSS PDA is a college under JSS S&T University.

The Vice Chancellor in charge of JSS S&T University, AN Santosh Kumar said that the students of JSS PDA have expressed their wish to continue their studies beyond the degree.

Thus, the BE in CS was launched exclusively for them, in the SJCE.

He said that following new trends in education and career options, nine additional new courses have been added.

“They are: MSc in Analytical Chemistry, MSc in Biotechnology, MSc in Physics, MSc in Polymer Science, MSc in Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing, MTech in Cybersecurity, MSc in Electronic Media, MSc in Filmmaking, BE in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning,” he said.

”The university already offers 14 undergraduate programs, 25 postgraduate programs and doctoral programs in all disciplines, with more than 6,000 students. Over 90% of our eligible students have been placed in reputable companies, with an average annual salary of Rs 14 lakh. The highest salary offer to a student is Rs 42 lakh, per Clumio. This year, 350 companies, including those in the Fortune 500, participated in the campus recruiting campaign. 40 other companies are expected. This turnout is 20% higher than last year,” Kumar added.

“JSS S&T University has increased its engagement with industry. It has signed memorandums of understanding at the national and international levels. Open days will be organized, with a view to engaging with society and also with aspiring students, when they can visit the campus and see the infrastructure and facilities of the laboratories,” he said.

“An exclusive multimedia resource center will be opened with a state-of-the-art studio. Lectures by professors of the university will be shot in all subjects and uploaded on the website and also on YouTube, as an added incentive for students and also for the benefit of all interested people,” Kumar added.

He said: “The SJCE, which was established in 1963, celebrates its Diamond Jubilee this year. A series of conferences and seminars would be organized throughout the year to mark the occasion”.

Kumar said that in order to attract talented and intelligent students, the JSS Entrance Test (JET) will be held from this year.

He said it will be both offline and online and centers will be opened in major cities across India. The JET will be in line with entrance tests conducted by institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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