Tiruchirappalli: Bharathidasan University announces to introduce four-year Bachelors in Science (B S) programmes through its departments and affiliated art and science colleges. The newly introduced course is planned to be offered from the academic year 2010-11.
As per sources, the proposal, has got the approval from the University Grants Commission (UGC), and also would be unique as the university is the first to offer UG programmes through its departments. The B.S. courses that will be offered by the university departments include Computer Science, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Geoscience with a maximum intake of 20 students per course.
M. Ponnavaikko, Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University, has said that in addition to the above courses, colleges that are affiliated with the university will also be allowed to offer B. S. in Electronics, and admit a maximum of 40 students for each course. He also mentioned that the university had approached the Association of Indian Universities and Anna University (Tamil Nadu) to consider these courses as equivalent to B.E. and B.Tech programmes.