Centre For Proficiency Development and Placement Services (CPDPS)
The University Centre for Proficiency Development and Placement Services (CPDPS) is a seminal initiative of the University of Mysore (UoM) to facilitate students to develop talent and competency. It focuses on augmenting the overall proficiency and employability levels of students so that they could scale up to national and international standards. In a way, UoM anticipated the arrival of the 12th Plan of UGC (2012-2017) which has a major thrust towards developing skills for varied competencies as part of the paradigm-shifts in higher education in India in the backdrop of globalization and knowledge expansion.
Against this backdrop, the possibility of launching a Centre with this focus was envisaged in the document, titled “Vision 2025 – UoM”, which was released in May, 2010, by His Excellency, H.R.Bhardwaj, Governor of Karnataka and Chancellor of UoM. The Centre, CPDPS, notified in May, 2011, courtesy the patronage provided by Prof. V.G.Talawar, our Hon’able Vice-Chancellor, and the support services rendered by UOM and UGC Officials, started functioning from June, 2011. Dr A.S.Dasan (Dept. of English) and Dr Niranjan Vanalli (Dept. of Journalism and Communication) were appointed respectively Director and Programme Coordinator of the Centre. Within a span of one year of its launch, CPDPS was privileged to be part of the prestigious UGC-UPE tag awarded to UoM in 2012.