30 colleges get BU affiliation

30 colleges get BU affiliation

As many as 30 new colleges under Bangalore University have been granted affiliation for the year 2014-15. The decision was announced at the Syndicate meeting of the university held on Wednesday.

Briefing the media after the meeting, BU vice-chancellor Prof B Thimmegowda said the colleges would receive their status by the end of the month. 

A total of 550 colleges had applied for affiliation for 2014-15, out of which 48 comprised of those that applied for fresh affiliation and 502 for renewal of affiliation. In the former, as many as 30 colleges got their affiliations approved while 500 colleges in the latter category were approved.

In addition, Thimmegowda said the affiliation request of a number of colleges located in rural areas will be judged on more flexible grounds to increase their chances of improving.

“We have to be liberal in case of these colleges as most of them are in rural areas and they still need access to better education.” A number of parameters such as infrastructure, faculty, and results are used for granting affiliation with each criterion denoting a certain amount of points. A minimum combined point of 40 of all the parameters is needed to be eligible for affiliation.

Prof Thimmegowda also announced a scholarship of Rs 500 for ten months for 163 blind students. 

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