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Karnataka: Universities asked to start 4-year degree courses, increase admissions

June 16, 2021

Anticipating a rush for degree courses as no student will be failed in the second year pre-university exams, minister for higher education Dr C N Ashwathnarayan as asked universities to start academic courses and be able to accommodate an increased number of students.

The minister met with vice-chancellors from various universities and discussed how the next academic year would span. The minister also discussed the changes that would be required to be made to accommodate a larger number of students in degree courses.

Universities have also been asked to act towards starting the undergraduate courses from the current academic year, as per the National Education Policy 2020 framework. “This year, the number of students seeking admission will increase. If the universities start 4-year undergraduate courses, that will help to accommodate more students and it is also an opportunity at the right time for varsities to initiate this,” Ashwathnarayan said.

The minister also said that a decision was made to go back on the thought of considering the Common Entrance Test marks as a parameter for admission into BSc courses.

‘E-Office’ Software by the department is all set to go on trail from June 25. The Unified University College Management System, a web portal-based software developed by the department of E-Office has been given permission to go on the trial run.

Keeping in mind the calendar of events, it has been decided to dedicate ‘The Unified University College Management System’ by July 15th, and to facilitate this, the trial will be conducted, he informed and asked all the concerned institutions to be ready with this system by July 15th.

The minister also directed all the Vice-Chancellors of the Universities to do all the correspondences with the government only through ‘E-Office’ mode and told, it has been made mandatory to implement E-Office.

Late commencement: Vice-Chancellors have been asked to begin the admission for the first-year degree courses in the first week of October as per the calendar. 

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