Anu Parthiban|Sep 23, 2021
Visvesvaraya Technological University: Biology to be part of engineering course
Biology will be introduced for second-year students as well. This will also help students who want lateral entry into engineering programmes.
NEW DELHI: Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) will offer a “Biology for Engineering” course from the current academic year. It will be part of the ‘ability enhancement courses’ under the National Education Policy (NEP), The New Indian Express reported. The course will be introduced for second-year students as well. This will also help students who want lateral entry into engineering programmes.
“In the backdrop of Covid-19, engineers were seen working closely with doctors to design medical equipment, using advanced technology such as artificial neural, highlighting the need for the concept of biology in engineering courses,” VTU Vice-Chancellor Karisiddappa told The New Indian Express.
The introduction of the new subject, Biology, will be considered the first iteration policy, with the aim to make the education system autonomous, the report added.
The university recently updated the syllabus for the Computer Science and Engineerng progamme. In an official notice, VTU registrar AS Deshpande said, “The Professional Elective Course "Robotic Process Automation Design & Development (18CS745) in Computer Science and Engineering program has been modified to map with chapter contents of the prescribed textbook.”
The University has also decided to offer BSc course from the current academic year 2021 in 66 affiliated colleges. The admission process for the BSc courses will be based on the Karnataka CET 2021 ranks. As priority will be given to students who have appeared for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2021, candidates who haven’t appeared for the exam will be considered for the seats left unfilled.
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