Bharathidasan University is expected to pursue shortly with the University Grants Commission (UGC) the proposal it had earlier submitted to start four-year B.S. programmes.
At the start of this academic year, the university was confident of securing the UGC nod by September for its proposal and was even mulling with the idea of offering the B.S. programme in the current year itself on its campuses and through well-equipped affiliated colleges. It desires to be in a position to launch the programme from the next academic year in order to attract and prepare the best brains for research in general science subjects, sources said.
The idea of equating B.S. programme of general universities with B.Tech. programmes of technical universities, mooted by the Vice-Chancellor M. Ponnavaikko, has generated interest among the academic community, drawing the attention of the country’s top science academies, including the Indian Academy of Sciences and Indian National Science Academy. Read More >>