PANAJI: Lauding the student community in Goa for its positive role in the educational field as well as intellectual level as compared to its counterparts in other parts of the country, the vice chancellor of Goa University, Prof Dileep Deobagkar on Saturday said that the Goa University will now have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme in tourism, which would largely help the Goan students to grab the tourism-related potentials in the state.
Prof Deobagkar, who was replying to his felicitation by the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industries, at a special function held at the GCCI premises, said that he sought the participation and involvement of the people at large in the University.
The GCCI president, Mr Manguirish Pai Raikar felicitated the Goa University vice chancellor by presenting him with a special memento on behalf of the Goan industry. The tenure of Prof Deobagkar at the university ends this month. The function was attended by the members of the Chamber’s education committee
Speaking about the necessity for improvement of the Goa University ranking, Prof Deobagkar stressed on the need for much higher degree of research and publications at the university.
The vice chancellor applauded the role played by the GCCI in entrepreneurship development, and thanked the apex body of Goan industries for its kind gesture of felicitating him.
Mr Raikar in his welcome speech highlighted the un-stinted efforts put in by Prof Deobagkar for upgrading the standard of the Goa University.
The noted educationist, Prof Madhav Kamat appreciating the people-friendly qualities of Prof Deobagkar maintained that there were no major disturbances in the University during his tenure as the vice chancellor. "Prof Deobagkar is instrumental in lifting the standard of education," he noted.
The chairman of the GCCI education committee, Mr R Krishnagopal, besides Mr Rajesh Bhatikar, Prof Raghuvir Vernekar, Dr Basavdutta Mitra, Dr Meenacshi Shukla, Dr Manoj Kamat and Dr Pradeep Salgaokar were also present. Among other attendants were the honorary treasurer of the GCCI, Ms Pratima Dhond along with GCCI Womens’ Wing members, Ms Varsha Pai Raikar, Ms Bhavana, Raikar and Ms Amol Morjkar.