AMUCT came in to existence in 1985 as a sole comprehensive body of college teachers of undivided Dakshina Kannada and Coorg under the jurisdiction of Mangalore University. The Association of Mangalore University College Teachers (AMUCT) being a registered body was formed with a twin objective of protecting the interest of the college teachers and promoting the cause of higher education.
After twenty five years of its formation, it can be irrefutably claimed that AMUCT has done a yeomen service to realize both the stated objectives. The organization has strived to uphold the dignity and decorum of the profession of teaching and also contributed for the enhancement of quality of education in every possible way. Teaching profession has once again started attracting the talented youth and the role of AMUCT in improving the service conditions of teaching profession is in no small measure. Dakshina kannada being almost 100% in literacy level, has been recognized as a hub of higher educational opportunities and activities in the national map. Dakshina kannada is also noted as a region with higher human index level. This type of higher educational culture has added academic dimension to the functioning of AMUCT. AMUCT has also lent a greater support to the teacher movement at the national and state level by getting affiliated to All India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (AIFUCTO) and Federation of University and College Teachers in Karnataka (FUCTAK).
Objectives of AMUCT
- To secure for the members of the Association (individually and collectively) their rightful status- social economic and professional.
- To provide them with a forum for the expression of their views both on matters of academic interest and on matters pertaining to their welfare.
- To work for the improvement of education in response to the challenge of the constantly changing socio-economic situation in the country.
- To safeguard the members’ professional interests and secure for them satisfactory conditions of work and service.
- To work for the members’ professional growth by means of refresher courses, seminars, workshops, publications, library service, research and so on.
- To serve as a bridge between teacher and teacher, teachers and administrators, teachers and the taught and teachers and the general public – a bridge based on mutual respect and understanding.
- To communicate and co-operate with other associations having similar objectives, and to be affiliated to any larger body having similar objectives.
- To own, acquire, hold and dispose of property in its own name, and
- To take in general any action which is incidental or conducive to the realization of the above objectives.
- Ensured satisfactory salary and service conditions by significantly contributing for the implementation of UGC Scales of Pay from 1986.
- Protected the honour and dignity of teaching profession and the teachers
- Contributed for restructuring of degree courses and evaluation systems in the interest of students
- Published Amuct Bulletin without any interruption for the last 25 years.
- Provided leadership to teacher movement at the state and national level.
- Motivated the teachers to inspire the students with resourcefulness and compassion.
- Created necessary infrastructure including owning a building as office in Mangalore.
- Played a constructive role in higher educational policy framing at different levels
- Looked after the needs of the teachers by establishing a separate trust called "Amuct Trust”.
- Reached out to the society by extending its activities
- Held out as an effective academic organization in the households of DK, Udupi & Coorg districts.