Bangalore: Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) and Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) courses would be offered by Bangalore University (BU) through the distance learning mode from the ensuing academic year.
Distance Education Council (DEC) has approved the BBM and BCA courses for the university. Presently, the university is waiting for the approval of Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Applications (MCA) courses under the distance education. Moreover, the syllabus for BBM and BCA has also been accepted by the university under the semester scheme. Sanjay Vir Singh, BU Registrar told that the new courses under the Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Distance Education are among the many recommendations of a high-power committee accepted by the Syndicate, to make the directorate more active.
The consortium for the time being has agreed on appointing a special officer for the Directorate who will be working under the Director to conduct examinations. Some of the other decisions taken by it are enhancing the honorarium to guest faculty from Rs 250 per lecture to Rs 350; inspection of 32 law colleges coming under university by LICs and continuing the affiliation in eligible cases until the proposed Karnataka State Law University in Hubli comes into being. It is also planning to offer one year certificate course in Russian and Finnish languages; one year diploma in Russian and Chinese languages; one year higher diploma in Korean language; one year postgraduate diploma in tourism; one year diploma in Sanskrit (regular and external) instead of PG diploma in Sanskrit and MA Music (Mridangam) from the academic year 2010-11.