BU's multiple exit options may extend to other varsities

BU's multiple exit options may extend to other varsities

In an apparent encouragement from Bangalore University’s move to offer multiple exit options to students in degree courses, the Karnataka State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) is mulling over a proposal to extend a similar programme to all universities in the State.

At a meeting of a three-member committee set up by KSHEC on Monday, a proposal on the above lines, wherein students will have options of getting diploma, degree and honours degree, was proposed.

The committee is headed by former Kuvempu University Vice-Chancellor K Chidananda Gowda. Former Kuvempu University Vice-Chancellor P Venkataramaiah, former Collegiate Education director M D Muthamma and professor C Rajendra Francis are also part of the committee.

Having set out to suggest reforms in degree courses, this proposal has been made with an intention of upgrading the syllabi of the universities in the State on a par with international educational institutions.

The committee has called for feedback and opinions from academic councils, faculty and students of different universities within a month.

If all the stakeholders agree, the programme will be implemented from 2015-16.

As per the proposed programme, students will get a junior diploma if they quit after the first year, a senior diploma if they complete two years and undergraduate degree on completion of three years.

If they complete four years (one year in PG), they will be eligible for an honours degree. That apart, the committee has emphasised on overall development.

Foundation courses in computer literacy are likely to be another addition.

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