After the controversy over the Delhi University's four year undergraduate programme, now it is Bangalore University's turn, to implement FYUP in BU colleges from this year.
The BU Vice-chancellor, Dr B Thimme Gowda said, "The four-year course offered by Bangalore University from this year in no way resembles the controversial course offered by Delhi University".
"What we are doing is completely different. Here we have just restructured the existing course," Gowda said.
"We are not disturbing the 10+2+3+2 structure. That will remain the same but we are giving an exit option for students after the second year," he said.
"If a candidate quits after two years, we give an advanced diploma certificate. After three years, we give a general degree certificate, and after four, an honors certificate," explained Prof Ninge Gowda, Registrar (Evaluation).
Earlier, BU officials had visited the DU before implementing the FYUP in BU.
"We have not recommended that model", a senior professor said.
What is the difference between DU FYUP and BU FYUP?
In DU FYUP, before joining the courses, it is compulsory that the students have to decide on what they want to take as major and minor subjects.
In BU FYUP, students are free to choose their subjects which are available to study. The nature of the course will remain the same.
BU VC also said that, University is not violating any rules drawn by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.
"I have been informing to the students, faculty members and principals about the FYUP. They need not to be scared about the scrapping of FYUP and i have cleared all their doubts," Thimme Gowda said.