Bangalore university introduces BA, BSc honours programmes under NEP 2020: Report

Students have to study mathematics at 10+2 (pre-university level) to get admission in BSc programmes.

Bangalore University (Source: Official Website)Bangalore University (Source: Official Website)

Vagisha Kaushik | October 18, 2021 | 04:25 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Bangalore university has introduced new Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programmes under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 from the academic year 2021-22, as per a Hindustan Times report.

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According to the report, Venugopal, vice-chancellor said in a statement that the courses would have the provision for multiple entries and multiple exits. The courses are skill-based, choice-based and cross-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature that would provide the students the option of electives across the disciplines as per the objectives of the new NEP, he said.

"Students who want to exit at the first year can avail themselves of a certificate in Arts/Science, exit at the second year will get them a diploma, exit at the third year will get them a degree and the successful completion of four years will get them BA/BSc Honours," the statement read, as per the report.

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The students have the option to continue their education to post-graduation as well as PhD, Venugopal said. He added after the completion of a three-year degree, students may pursue specialisation in a particular subject or can study research for one year, the report said.

The BA honours programme will be offered in major subjects such as history, economics, political science, sociology, mass communication and journalism, and in minor subjects such as psychology, performing arts, visual arts, women studies and the electives in science, engineering, commerce and management.

On the other hand, in the BSc degree programmes, students have the option to take the combination of major subjects such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, statistics and computer science and electives from arts, commerce and management disciplines.

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Students have to study mathematics at 10+2 (pre-university level) to get admission in BSc programmes, the report said.

Venugopal further said the initial intake of the course is 30 seats each for BA and BSc programmes, as per the report.

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