BU to start new distant learning courses

BU to start new distant learning courses

The Bangalore University has announced its plans to expand the number of correspondence and distance education courses it offers with a view to increase revenue.

The university will introduce BCA and BBM correspondence courses for the coming academic year with some post- graduate courses too in the pipeline.

The Registrar of the Bangalore University, Sanjay Vir Singh said, “The courses have been started because there is a real necessity for expansion. We plan to offer MBA and MCA distant learning courses too but that is subject to the approval of the Distant Education Council.”

The university announced that the syndicate has appointed a private nodal agency to identify and manage study centres for the distant learning courses.  “The syndicate has chosen one agency, Bangalore Educational Resources Private Limited from a total of twelve agencies to manage study centres for the distance learning programme,” Singh said.

Besides the correspondence courses, the university will also start nine new diploma and certificate courses in a variety of foreign languages including Russian, Finnish, Chinese and Korean. The university has also signed an MoU with the embassy of Spain for a Spanish language course to be taught at the university with costs being borne by the Spanish Embassy.

Beginning from academic year 2009 -10, the university will host four students from various European universities as part of a new student exchange programme ‘Erasmus Mundus’ with NOHA, an association of European universities. Under the programme, four students from various universities will visit Bangalore University between June and September of each academic year.

A decision to set up a ‘Hostel Management Council’ was also taken at the syndicate meeting, following complaints from students about the condition of hostels at the Jnanabharati campus.