The Bangalore University has decided to withdraw the existing grading system for Internal Assessment and introduce Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from the next academic year.
Till the CGPA system becomes familiar, the university has decided to continue with both CGPA and the existing grading system. To implement the CGPA system, BU is switching back to the old 30:70 system, which had 30 marks for internal assessment and 70 marks for theory. Vice-Chancellor Dr B Thimme Gowda explained this to students at an interactive session organised on Tuesday at the Central College campus.
Speaking to reporters, Thimme Gowda said, “We would like to bring in holistic approach to the courses and till the CGPA gets familiar among students we will declare results in both forms.”
Meanwhile, BU is also introducing skill development and foundation courses which will be mandatory for undergraduate courses from the next academic year.
Along with this the University is introducing co-curricular or extra-curricular activities where students must opt for any one of the activities available in the college in the first four semesters.
Student Bodies Create Confusion
The representatives from several student organisations like Save Education and SFI tried to mislead the students. Following their argument with the V-C, the students themselves spoke up and asked the representatives to stop. Meanwhile, students appreciated the measures introduced by the university like BS course and exit option.
The MCA students asked the V-C to revise the curriculum. “The recruiting companies do not consider us saying they prefer VTU syllabus. Please update the syllabus,” said an MCA student.