Many prefer MBA, few takers for English, library science in Mangalore University

A paper in MBA is the most preferred choice based course in Mangalore University under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) for third semester postgraduate (PG) students which was introduced this academic year. As many as 70 students have preferred the paper in MBA for the course.

Commerce has been preferred by 68 students, followed by MCJ, Economics, MHRD, Political Science, Social Work, Tourism administration with 60 students each. There are very few takers for the choice papers in English and Library science.

The choice paper in Applied Botany has students from MSW as well. The choice paper in economics has students from Chemistry, Statistics and MHRD has students from science, arts and commerce stream.

In fact, Mangalore University had introduced Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) for third semester postgraduate (PG) students from this academic year.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) in its 11th plan guidelines has directed all universities in the country to implement CBCS for postgraduate courses.

The CBCS allows a postgraduate student in third semester to pursue one choice based course (CBC) apart from pursuing his specialization course. Another unique feature of CBCS is that students can pursue their CBC either in their respective colleges or in other colleges.

Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor Prof T C Shivashankaramurthy said that the students from Puttur, Mangalore, Udupi, Kushalnagar come to Mangalore University campus in Mangalagangothri, to attend the classes of their choice. Classes for CBC are conducted every Saturday for four hours.

The students have expressed their happiness over the CBC as they will get an opportunity to study another subject along with their specialisation. In fact, all the colleges which offer post graduation courses have CBCS for third semester. The examination under CBCS will be held at the end of the semester on a same day, at all the centres, said the VC.

The UGC’s motto behind introducing CBSC is to make students of university on par with global standards and evaluation strategies. The CBCS gives flexibility to pursue one course apart from their specialisation course.

Choice Based Credit System also aims at creating interest in other subjects among students.

Choice papers

The choice paper offered in Kannada is ‘Adhunika Kannada sahithya,’ English—Introduction to post colonialism, History—India’s struggle for Freedom 1857-1947, Economics—Indian Economic Analysis, Political Science—Trends in Indian politics, Sociology —Indian society contemporary challenges, MSW— Contemporary social issues, MCJ— Communication skills, Applied Botany— Medicinal plants, Chemistry (including Applied/ Analytical/ Organic)—Chemistry for everyday life, Applied Zoology —Parasitology and vector biology, Biochemistry— Basics of biochemistry, Biosciences—Biodiversity, Biotechnology—Principles of biotechnology, Computer Science— Fundamentals of information technology, Earth Science and Resource Management—
Geosciences, Electronics— Electronic instrumentation, Geoinformatics— Geoinformatics of coastal environments, Materials Science— Science of materials in daily life, Mathematics— Differential equations and applications, Microbiology— Microbiology concepts and applications, Physics— General physics, Statistics— Statistical methods, Yogic Science— Yoga for personal health, M.L.I.Sc— Information literacy, Industrial Chemistry—Industrial safety, environment, corrosion and green chemistry, M.Com— Personal savings and tax management, MHRD— Soft skills management, MCom (Sales and  Marketing)—Management of sales and marketing, MBA/MIB— Management concepts and functions, MBA (Tourism administration)—Tourism in India, MIB— Management concepts and functions and MPEd— Fitness and wellness.

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