• MSU plans fashion tech, hotel management institutes in Vadodara
     August 29th, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    MS UniversityMS University (MSU) is all set to start two new institutes. The university will start Institute of Fashion Technology and Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology from the next academic year.

    Proposals of the two new institutes have been cleared by the faculty board of Faculty of Family and Community Sciences (FFCS) during a special meeting and will be now placed before MSU’s syndicate members for their approval on Friday.

    Both these institutes that will come at FFCS premises will offer courses on self-financed model. If the Institute of Fashion Technology – that will have intake of 120 students – will offer three kinds of programmes including degree, diploma and certificate courses, the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology with intake of 60 students will offer BSc degree, postgraduate diploma and evening courses.

    “At the Institute of Fashion Technology, we have proposed four degree programmes of three-year duration. Through this students can take up specializations in textile and apparel design, garment technology, fashion and apparel business management and fashion communication,” FFCS’ dean professor Uma Joshi told TOI, adding that this apart from the six one-year diploma courses will be offered in leather article designing, apparel construction, home furnishing, surface ornamentation, retailing and merchandising and conservation and preservation of textiles.

    The certificate courses, which will be evening courses, will vary from duration of three to six months. The institute will offer certificate courses in accessory designing, products designing, personality development, machine operators for garment technology, fashion illustrations, home furnishing and surface ornamentation.

    The Institute of Hotel Management and Catering technology will offer three-year BSc degree course in hotel management and catering technology apart from five post graduate diploma (PGD) courses. The PGD courses to be offered at the institute include applied nutrition, diatritics, front office management, travel and tourism management and interior designing of hotels.

    “We will also offer evening courses in landscaping and gardening for hotels, banquet management, interior designing for hotels, food safety, bakery and confectionary and food preservation. Also, we will offer certificate courses in diet for healthy living, weight management, sports nutrition and geriatric nutrition,” said Joshi.

    For the degree and diploma programmes, students who have cleared their H Sc with English as one of the subjects will be eligible for admission whereas the certificate courses will be open for all age groups including housewives and elderly. The recently formed higher payment board will decide the organizational and fee structure of the institutes.

    Amul parlours on MSU campus?

    Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) – the apex body of all the district dairy unions in the state that markets brand Amul has proposed to set up Amul parlours on MSU campus.

    According to MSU officials, GCMMF has submitted a proposal to set up parlours where it can sell its products like ice-cream, lassi, buttermilk and other dairy products on the campus. The proposal will be put up before syndicate members for their approval on Friday. Although it has not mentioned the number of parlours that it intends to set up on the campus, GCMMF has mentioned that it requires 400 square feet area for setting up one parlour.

    10-floor ‘samras’ hostel!

    Vadodara: Gujarat government has proposed to set up hostel building at M S University, which can accommodate 2,000 students at any point of time.

    The proposal to set up hostel building with ultra modern facilities including gymnasium has been submitted by the department of social welfare of Gujarat government.

    The proposal is to set up ‘Swami Vivekananda Samras Hostel’ to accommodate SC/ST and OBC students. The ten floor hostel building will be constructed on turn key basis.

    A proposal to allocate land for the project either at university’s Sama land or adjacent to Polytechnic College will be placed before the syndicate members for their approval. The proposal also includes a plan to set up a girl’s hostel.