The Sub-Centre of Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University at village Peth, Latur is unique of its kind within the state of Maharashtra for its origin, infrastructure, academic competency and sensitivity towards social responsibility.
The Sub-Centre was initiated in the academic year 2007-08 by the Govt. of Maharashtra on the recommendation of the management of the University and of public demand to encourage, to support and to nourish the students of Latur region in specialized courses after Graduation. Because, otherwise, many of the students of this region discontinue higher studies due to several natural and social reasons and those who are partially potential, they move to other cities to complete their higher education with difficulty. The Govt. of Maharashtra state has provided the required land, financial support to construct the main building and salary grants to 44 staff for the functioning of the Sub-Centre at Latur.
Apart from conducting specialized courses of higher learning, the Sub-Centre has also become the nodal agency for the affiliated Colleges/Institutions/Research Centers of Latur district in the context of University’s administrative and examination related activities. Students from foreign countries have started taking higher education in different courses here. In the last 4-5 years, the Sub-Centre has been developed to a research centre where many Ph.D. students are pursuing their thesis work under the guidance of the subject supervisors and some have been awarded with the degrees too.
The Sub-Centre is housed in a five storied (area = 8,882 sq m built-up), architecturally well designed, strong and eye-catching building with a peripheral campus of 53 acres lush green environment on Latur – Ausa road (05 km from Latur city), near village Peth. The Sub-Centre’s Administrative offices, Central Library, Conference Hall, Function Hall, Central Computer Unit, Stores, Students’ recreation Halls, and independent Academic Schools (furnished with all physical infrastructure and computer labs with Internet and Electronic teaching gadgets) are accommodated floor-wise in this building. The Schools of higher learning at Latur Sub-Centre are –
- School of Management Sciences
- School of Technology
- School of Social Sciences
- School of Languages and Literature
The Sub-Centre of SRTMU is managed with a full-fledged administrative wing under the control of a Director, who is the academic, financial and administrative head of the Sub-Centre. There are 24 administrative staffs under different categories and round the clock security guards working under the administrative office. Each School is also comprised of an administrative office to coordinate the official processes. Most of the official data and correspondence are done through computerized programs.
The Central Library – It has 497.37 sq m area to accommodate stack room(s), reference room, reading halls, counters, Asstt. Librarian’s cabin, office and WCs. It is managed by a qualified Asstt. Librarian and other supporting staff. The regular activities of the library are computerized. There are 6050 books of about 2900 titles available to students and staff. About 26 magazines/periodicals, 20 research journals and 07 News papers are regularly procured by the library (Data as on 15th September 2015).
Central Computing unit – There is a Central computer data processing unit for the updating, compilation and transmission of information to various Govt. agencies like AICTE, DTE, AISHE, MIS, UGC, etc. A computer expert is looking after this unit.
Internet Facility – All computer Labs, PCs with the faculties, at Library and in offices are connected with broadband (2Mpbs) non-stop Internet facility from BSNL and 10 connections under NMEICT scheme. A special microwave tower with power supply back-up has been erected by BSNL on the top of the building to provide this facility uninterrupted.
Students’ Recreation Halls – There are separate recreation halls for Boys and girls provided with News papers, magazines and table games.
Placement Unit – There is a placement unit at the Sub-Centre to coordinate the project work and placement activities of all the students. It is assisted by senior faculties. The placement officer of the university provides inputs to this unit too. Accordingly, Industrial houses, Firms, Financial institutions, Banks, NGOs, Academic/Research institutions and other private recognized organizations are invited to interact with the students for selection, training and recruitment.
Fees, Scholarships, Stipend and Earn & Learn scheme benefits – All admissions are made as per merit and reservation rules and Fees of every course is collected as per notification of the university (published in the annual prospectus) with Freeship, scholarship and stipend benefits to eligible students as per Govt. Of Maharashtra and Govt. Of India’s provisions. Economically poor students are enrolled under Earn & Learn scheme to partially support their financial requirements.
Committee oriented administration – In order to effectively coordinate and administer the academic, curricular, extra-curricular, co-curricular, social, sports and environmental friendly activities within the Sub-Centre premises and to facilitate the students in their preparation, participation and developmental endeavours, different committees comprising of teachers, nonteaching staff and student representatives are formed every year under the Chairmanship of the Director.
Campus Discipline Committee – A committee comprising Professors and administrative officers to monitor the discipline and grievances of the students throughout the year, especially to maintain the Women dignity and antiragging is organized every year.