Students applying for post-graduate courses in colleges in the city are in a dilemma over which of the three universities they should apply to.
After trifurcation of Bangalore University, students have the option of applying to the parent varsity, Bengaluru Central University (BCU) and Bengaluru North University (BNU). All these universities are conducting their own admission processes for the 2018-2019 academic year.
To add to the confusion, many courses that candidates are interested in are yet to be launched by BCU and BNU.
Others who studied in colleges falling under the BCU and BNU’s jurisdiction are confused about the category they fall in, and whether they would be considered as students outside the university, and would have to apply under the inter-university quota. This quota usually has only a small percentage of seats reserved for each courses.
A student who wants to apply for a foreign language course said that he completed his undergraduate in B.A. in a college that falls under the purview of Bangalore North university. Now, however, he wants to apply to BCU’s Department of Foreign Language.
“It would be very difficult if I have to battle it out with students from the University of Mysore or Karnatak University for a seat. There is no clarity on which quota we fall under. Until all these courses are established by all the three universities, students should not be made to suffer,” he said.
B.K. Ravi, Registrar of Bangalore University, in a press release, said that students who have studied in colleges in Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Ramanagara, Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts can apply for post-graduate courses in Bangalore University. He added that for the next couple of years, all students studying in institutes in these areas would be eligible to obtain admission in the university quota category.
There is no clarity on which quota we fall under. Until all these courses are established by all the three universities, students should not be made to suffer
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