Soon, Bangalore University hostels would have in-house study libraries to help students prepare for competitive examinations. This was one of the proposals approved at the Bangalore University Syndicate meeting on Monday.
According to a top source with the university, the Syndicate had proposed that libraries be started in 10 hostels under the university which would have journals and books that would help students prepare for competitive examinations.
Each of these hostels, one each in Central College and Jayanagar and the rest on Jnanabharati premises would have books and facilities worth Rs 5 lakh each, added a source.
“Several students had approached us stating that they should have facilities that would let them study at the hostel. Hence, the proposal was put forth,” said the source.
Besides general knowledge books, students would be given access to books that help them improve English. The university will also consider signing an MoU with the Regional Institute of English.
“There was a proposal to have facilities that help students correspond with students abroad to understand the courses that are available outside. For this, someone with good computer knowledge must guide them,” said the source.
Bangalore University authorities however, officially declined to give information related to the syndicate meeting till the decisions were approved by the governor's office.
Meanwhile, BCom and BBM students staged a protest at Central College premises and said that the evaluation for first and third semesters was unfair. They sought that the fee for revaluation and photocopies be reduced.