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Bangalore University offers two degrees at a time

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BU offers two degrees at a time
Bangalore University (BU) offers two degree at a time or simultaneous degree to the candidates.

BU allowed candidates to pursue degree in regular, and additional degree with distance / part time in the same university or different university.

BU academic council has approved to go ahead with the new proposal. After procedural approvals, a committee will establish the statistics and modalities to implement this proposal.

This proposal was initially mooted by University of Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.

BU, Arts department, Dean, D Jeevan Kumar explained the proposal, "Society is divided into Science and Humanities, where one doesn't understand the other. However, allowing students to pursue a degree that is outside their choice of subjects would help widen their world view. So, a BSc student can enroll for a degree in Psychology at the same time via distance or part-time."

Currently, other universities have adopted choice based credit based system, allowing students to take one or two subjects of their choice, along with the regular degree.

Students opposed the proposal to extend the time for failed students to appear for examinations to complete a degree.

Registrar (Evaluation) R K Somashekhar said many students had failed to pass in some subjects for years together.

"For three-year UG courses, the maximum time within which students need to pass is six years. For a PG course, it is four years. For a five-year course, it is 10 years. Still, we receive requests from students who haven't cleared subjects for more than 10 years," he said.

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