BU to start course in BEd special education

 Bangalore University will start a course in BEd Special Education, meant for mentally-challenged students, at the Dr S R Chandrashekar Institute of Speech and Hearing.

The course will be for one year and the funds will be given by the Rehabilitation Council of India. The University is planning to introduce the course in the next academic year.
A decision to this effect was taken at the BU Syndicate Meeting held at Central College on Thursday.

Apart from introduction of the course, the university has also decided to hike wages of the dailywagers working for the varsity. The wages, which are at present Rs 7,500 per month, will be hiked to Rs 9,000. The allocation for hostel food per student will also be increased from Rs 35 a day to Rs 50.

Course work reduced

The compulsory course work for one year for PhD students has now been reduced to six months following opposition from research scholars in the university who felt that one year mandatory course work was not required.

The university will call an Academic Council meeting within the next 35 days, promised acting V-C Rangaswamy. The university has kept pending the BU Task Force report on Bangalore University-affiliated BEd colleges, highlighting gross violation in their functioning. “I will take up the matter on priority basis and the report will be presented before the Council in the next meeting,” Rangaswamy said.

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