Students have some unresolved questions and wonder why BCU, BNU have so few courses
Bangalore University admissions begin; trifurcation muddle is here
It was expected, and it has happened. Students and academicians were worried that Bangalore University (BU) trifurcation will cause major confusion during admissions. It is admission time and the students are clueless on where to go and apply for their post-graduate courses.
The problem is that Bengaluru Central University (BCU) and Bengaluru North University (BNU) have very few numbers of courses. So the students are forced to opt for BU, the parent campus. But BU has issued a diktat that students can opt for any of the three universities and seek admission as per the course availability.
For a week, there have been more than a hundred requests and calls made to BU as students are not able to choose between the universities. Now that the admission processes are going on at BCU, BNU, and BU for the current academic year, the students are frantically contacting BU to check where they should apply.
The university is showing apathy as the availability of courses at BCU and BNU is very low. These two new universities carved out of BU have not started a few basic and most demanded courses like Kannada MA, Psychology M.Sc, Zoology, and Economics. So students who live in the central part of the city and the North have to apply at the BU Jnana Bharathi campus and travel all the way.
The other confusion is that students have not been told whether inter-university quota applies to them or they can apply at any of the three universities and claim seats under general quota or not. “There is a confusion among students whether they can apply at our university as they studied in the college that comes under BCU. We are getting several queries from students with this regard,” said a senior official of BU.
However, vice-chancellor of BU, Dr. Venugopal KR, said, “We have announced the courses for this year and the students can apply in any of the universities, based on the course availability at different universities. All the three universities have started their admissions by now.”
The V-C also said that eight courses will be started in a week’s time at the Ramanagara campus.