Centralised counselling begins at BU

As many as 48 postgraduate disciplines in all the affiliated colleges of BU were thrown open for eligible graduates. 

Although no entrance test was scheduled for postgraduate courses, students were allowed to select courses based on the marks obtained.

A computerised rank list was prepared and based on the ranking and the availability, students selected seats.

Other key decisions which brought about change in the university administration were, the increase in the affiliation fee for institutions, increase in the number of MBA and MCA seats based on the demand, availability of students, infrastructure and faculty. 

During the year, the University also inked an exchange programme in multiple disciplines with Deakin University, Australia.

Besides, such student and faculty exchange programmes, the two universities finalised the details to set up a fully equipped nanotechnology and bio-technology research centre. Under an agreement, a laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment for research work in Nanotechnology and Bio-technology will come up within the BU campus.

Controversy erupted in the campus when the varsity Vice-Chancellor showed initial reluctance on the appointment of new registrars.

This led to commotion within the campus, giving the whole issue a political hue. The officials eventually assumed charge in accordance with the Karnataka State Universities Act.

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