BENGALURU: Under-graduate and post-graduate students of Bangalore University (BU) will now get an extension of only two years to clear their courses. Following a UGC circular earlier this year, the Academic Council on Wednesday decided to implement it from the next academic year.
The rule will also apply to the Integrated MSc courses. So far, the maximum duration for the completion of a graduation or post-graduation course varied. It is generally twice the number of years required to complete the programme, said B Thimme Gowda, Vice-Chancellor of the varsity.
Though the general formula prescribed is N+2 years, where N stands for the normal duration of the programme. A further extension of one year will be given to students to complete the course in exceptional cases.
Penalty on Colleges
The Council also decided to impose penalty on colleges that allowed students - who applied after the last date - to appear for improvement exam. The varsity had withheld the results of such students.
The decision was made after several appeals by students to declare their results and a petition by a student in the High Court. It was observed that the errors were committed by principals of colleges, who allowed students to apply and appear for improvement exams. Penalty will be imposed as per the Examination Ordinance, Thimme Gowda said.
■ Foreign students sponsored by Central government agencies will not have an entrance test for PhD programme.
■ One acre land on Jnana Bharathi campus will be handed over for Central Sahitya Academy
■ After trifurcation, affiliation of colleges will be based on the territorial jurisdiction of varsities that will come up.