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Successes, Milestones and Landmarks


Creation of the University of Mauritius




First Vice-Chancellor (Dr L J Hale)




The College of Agriculture became the School of Agriculture and part of the University




Setting up of the School of Administration


First Mauritian Vice-Chancellor (Dr P O Wiehe)




Unveiling of the foundation stone of the Library


Setting up of the School of Industrial Technology




Inauguration of the School of Industrial Technology Phase I building


Enrolment of first direct entry degree students at the School of Agriculture




Completion of the School of Administration building, Library and new building for the School of Agriculture


First University Diploma Award Ceremony


Coming into effect of The University of Mauritius Act


First meeting of Senate and Council


Appointment of Sir H R Vaghjee as Pro-Chancellor




Completion of a second block of building (Phase I) for the School of Industrial Technology


Inauguration of the University by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II




Appointment of Mr R Burrenchobay as Vice-Chancellor


First undergraduate degree awards conferred by the Schools of Agriculture and Industrial Technology


Start of the Medical Laboratory Technology Programme




Establishment and first meeting of the Court


Installation of the first Chancellor of the University (H R H Princess Alexandra)


Appointment of Mr Justice D Ramphul as Pro-Chancellor


First Honorary degrees conferred on H R H Princess Alexandra and Sir S Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius




Inauguration of the Auditorium by Mr P Abelin, French Minister of Cooperation


Launching of the BA (Hons) Administration course


First enrolment in MPhil/PhD Programmes at the School of Agriculture




Start of 4-year BTech (Hons) degree programmes in Civil and Electrical and Electronic Engineering




First batch of graduates from the School of Administration


First Postgraduate Diploma programme (Sugar Technology)


Appointment of Mr Justice R Lallah as Pro-Chancellor




Appointment of Prof J Manrakhan as Vice-Chancellor


Completion of Phase II building of the School of Agriculture and extension of the Library


First MPhil degree award (Mr T Vijiaraj from Sri Lanka)




First award of a PhD (Mr D R Vencatasamy)


Inauguration of the R Burrenchobay Lecture Theatre




First degree awards (BA (Hons) Indian Music) offered in collaboration with MGI




Relinquishment of the post of Chancellor by H R H Princess Alexandra




Setting up of a Computer Centre


Creation of a Department of Law


Appointment of Mr Maurice Rault and Mr A K Gayan as Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor respectively




Inauguration of the SSR Centre for Medical Research




Hosting of the Council Meeting of the Association of Commonwealth Universities


Setting up of the Department of Textile Technology


Manraj Visitorial Report on the University




Appointment of Mr S Bissoondoyal as Pro-Chancellor




Creation of the School of Science


The School of Industrial Technology became the School of Engineering


The School of Administration became the School of Law, Management and Social Studies


Establishment of an “Antenne Universitaire” in Rodrigues


First offer of BEd (Hons) Programmes


First awards of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree




First awards of BSc (Joint Hons) degrees in Pure Science


Start of the BA (Joint Hons) Humanities, Diploma/degree in Computer Science and Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA)




Creation of the Faculty of Law and Management and the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities


The Schools of Agriculture, Engineering and Science became Faculties


Setting up of a Centre for Extra-Mural Studies


Start of modularisation of programmes on a semester basis


Completion of the Textile Building (4000 m2)


Creation of two posts of full-time Pro-Vice-Chancellors in Curriculum Development and Distance Education and in Research and Consultancy


First MBA graduates, in collaboration with the Business School of the University of Bradford




Inauguration of New Academic Complex by the Prime Minister


Relinquishment of the post of Chancellor by Sir Maurice Rault


Start of the application of the credit system


Launching of the Otto-Essien Young Professionals Programme




Appointment of Prof G T G Mohamedbhai as Vice-Chancellor


Launching of the World Bank Higher and Technical Education Project of the Students’ Centre




The University became a member of the Commonwealth Universities Study Abroad Consortium (CUSAC)


Launching of the website of the University:




The Computer Centre was split into the Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS) and the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering


Mounting of the BSc (Hons) Medical Science Programme in collaboration with the Universities of Manchester and Newcastle




Setting up of a University Quality Assurance Team (UQAT)


Setting up of a Consultancy Centre




Launching of the Strategic Plan 1999-2004


Introduction of Transferable Outreach Skills Programme (TOSP)


Launching of the University of Mauritius Student Work Experience Programme (SWEP)




Mock Institutional Audit


First awards of BSc (Hons) Medical Science




Completion of the extension works to the former Students’ Common Room


Setting up of the Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies (VCILT) and the Centre for Applied Social Research (CASR)




Setting up of the School of Advanced Computing


Setting up of the Quality Assurance Office


First awards of BA Library and Information Science (joint award with Charles Sturt University)




Organisation of the Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents (COREVIP) of the Association of African Universities


Setting up of the Lifelong Learning Cluster (LLC)


First awards of BSc (Hons) Nursing (joint award with Middlesex University) and BSc (Hons) Police Studies in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth




Hosting of the Council Meeting of the Association of Commonwealth Universities


Completion of the University Gymnasium


First awards of MBChB in collaboration with Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2


The Department of Humanties was restructured into three Departments: English Studies, French Studies and, History and Political Science




Completion of the extension works at the Faculty of Agriculture


Institutional Quality Audit of the University


Appointment of Prof I Fagoonee as Vice-Chancellor


Inauguration of the Engineering Tower


Appointment of Sir R Jeewoolall and Prof S Jugessur as Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor, respectively


First awards of MBBS in collaboration with SSR Medical College


The University became one of the founder members of the University Consortium of Small Island States (UCSIS)




Launching of the Strategic Directions 2006 – 2015


Setting up of Multidisciplinary Centres of Excellence (MCEs)


Installation of Sir R Jeewoolall as Chancellor of the University


Visit of His Excellency Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, President of Republic of India, to the University




Setting up of an Examinations Office


Offer of new MRes in Research Methodology (RM) Programme


First awards of BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy


Introduction of the Work-Based Learning (WBL) concepts in UoM undergraduate programmes in collaboration with the University of Bradford and the British Council


Participation in the Government Empowerment Programme 2007


Launching of the University of Mauritius Trust


Launching of the Mauritius International Business School (MIBS) and the Centre for Organised Markets (COM) under the aegis of the UoM Trust


Inauguration of the Campus Numérique by the Ministry of Education & Human Resources at the University


Launch of the Eco-Campus Initiative


Naming of a “Planète Mineure” Somanah by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in recognition to the continuing contribution to the field of Astronomy by staff of the Faculty of Science

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