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Bangalore University to introduce the 4 years Undergraduate Programme

Working in the lines of Delhi University, Bangalore University is also planning to introduce the four year undergraduate program. They are expected to be implemented from June 2014.

The Courses have been designed to be more inter-discplinary. Students will be awarded a diploma if they choose to opt out of the course after two years. If they pursue the course for three years,they will recieve a bachelor degree. After the completion of four years, they will be awarded the bachelor degree with honours. After the students acquire the honours degree they can complete Master's course only in one year.

Each course will consist of a specific number of credits. A two-year programe will have 64 credits, while three-year programe will have 104 and a four-year course will have 154 credits.

The subjects will include the following:

Part 1: Languages

Part 2: Optional Subjects

Part 3: Foundation, Skill Development or Interdisciplinary Courses, Extension/Co-curricular/Extra-curricular Activities

The results of candidates who clear the tests, at the conclusion of the 4th, 6th and 8th semesters, will be classified based on the aggregate marks in all the semesters as well as aggregate or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

Moreover, the new programme has more options in subjects. Students are in favour of the interdisciplinary feature of the course as well, as it provides more opportunities. The interdisciplinary approach offers students the opportunity to choose subjects they are interested in, even as they join a career-driven programme.

Each course has a certain number of credits. A two-year programme has 64 credits, a three-year programme 104 credits and four-year one has 154 credits

Subjects include Part 1: languages; Part 2: optional subjects; Part 3: Foundation, skill development or interdisciplinary courses (like soft skills, computer application, business entrepreneurship, philosophy, psychology, Indian history, Science and life, Education and literacy etc); extension and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities (NSS, NCC, sports and games, physical education, yoga, field studies, community work, etc)

As per university officials, BU will take all measures to ensure that results are declared on time. Data management will be given focus and there will be penalty for announcing incorrect results. Moreover, internal assessment will be done in marks and not grades. Thirty marks will be allotted for internal assessment.

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