CUK to begin academic activities from August 2009: Pathan

Undergraduate courses will be introduced in 7 core subjects


Undergraduate courses will be introduced in seven core subjects from August this year in the Gulbarga University campus, where it is functioning temporarily till the completion of work on construction of buildings to house the University.

The work on the building is in progress at Kadaganchi - Suntanur in Aland taluk on a sprawling 612 acres of land and is expected to be completed in a span of about two years. University Vice-Chancellor A M Pathan told reporters on Tuesday that a cafeteria approach will be adopted to the undergraduate courses, in which the students can select a combination of the subjects.

The courses will have semester system.

The seven courses which will start from August are: History and Culture, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology and Behavioural Science.
Dr Pathan said, these courses are five-year integrated courses with exit option at three years at undergraduate level and if continued for five years, the student will get a post-graduate degree.

Compulsory

For undergraduate students, Foundation Course is made compulsory and it has various components like English Communication and Written Skills, Indian Constitution, Basic Computers, Personal Development, Environmental Education and Basic Science.

The University has also decided to introduce MA in English with special emphasis on English teaching.

It is an integrated five-year postgraduate level course with exit option after two years for MA, three years for MPhil, and PhD on completion of the course.
There will be language courses in Hindi and Kannada.

Dr Pathan said, there will be allied courses complementary to the core courses to enable students to study areas which are complementary to their basic subjects and will contribute to a more integrated and inter-disciplinary understanding.

The elective courses chosen by the students as per their aptitude, will help students to academically develop their areas of special interest and aptitude that are normally not possible within the traditional framework.

Elective courses

The subjects include Management, Application of Computers, Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Basic Environmental Education.

It also offers social orientation courses including Nationalism and Values, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, and Comparative Literatures and Indian Culture and Religion, the vice-chancellor informed.

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