PG admissions to be completed by August, assures BU

The Bangalore University (BU) has sought to allay the fears of students over the delay in admission to its postgraduate courses and reiterated that the entire process would be completed by August and classes would start in the first week of September.

The university will shortly issue the notification inviting applications for the PG courses. The same day, information will be published on the university’s website, M C Radhakrishna, Officer on Special Duty to Vice-Chancellor, said on Saturday.

The prospectus for the 2012-13 academic year was being prepared. Students can obtain the application forms as well as the prospectus on a date to be notified soon, Radhakrishna added.

The clarification came two days after the university failed to approve the reports of the Local Inspection Committees (LICs). A two-day meeting of BU’s Academic Council witnessed some heated debate on Wednesday, its first day. The meeting was put off on Thursday as the V-C, N Prabhu Dev, had to fly to Delhi for an “emergency.”

The LICs visit colleges each year, months before the academic year begins. Their job is to inspect the infrastructure in the colleges and recommend to the varsity affiliation or disaffiliation, as the case may be. The LICs reports have to be approved by March 31. It is evident that the university is running behind schedule by three-and-a-half months.

Radhakrishna, however, sought to paint a rosy picture of the university’s preparedness.

The Central Admission Committee held three meetings to decide the dates and the contents to be given in the prospectus. The tentative timetable of the whole centralised PG counselling was ready and would be out anytime soon, he said.

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