Published: 19th March 2019
VTU asks colleges to verify marks cards and certificates while students choose compulsory Kannada
As per the circular issued by the university, the principals of the colleges should allow students to opt Kannada based on the marks cards and certificates
The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is watching students carefully while they are choosing compulsory Kannada at 3rd and 4th semesters.
Considering that several students opting for Business Kannada instead of Administrative Kannada despite they have studied the same at the primary education level, the university has asked the principals of the respective colleges to be double careful when students select the kind of Kannada.
In a communication issued to all affiliated colleges, VTU has asked the principals to cross verify the marks card of class 10/SSLC, when a student selects Business Kannada. According to university officials, many students are opting Business Kannada just to get the 1 credit without studying! "There are students who have studied Kannada at the level of primary education, and choosing Business Kannada here. But as per the norms, business Kannada is for those who have not even know to read and write Kannada," explained Prof Satish Annigeri, registrar evaluation of VTU.
As per the circular issued by the university, the principals of the colleges should allow students to opt Kannada based on the marks cards and certificates submitted while getting admission to Under Graduate Engineering course.
In VTU, for first two semesters it is compulsory English 1 and English 2 and for 3rd and 4th semesters, it is compulsory Kannada. This is implemented following the recommendations by the Kannada Development Authority.
Studying this compulsory Kannada will bring 1 credit to students and they have been given the option between Business Kannada and Administrative Kannada. Interestingly, even those who have studied Kannada at primary level and knows to read, write and speak were found choosing Business Kannada as it is of class 1 and 2 levels. "To avoid this we have issued detailed circular which must be followed by each affiliated college," said Satish Annigeri.
Business Kannada for: Those who have not studied Kannada at the primary or secondary level and those who have no knowledge of reading, writing and speaking Kannada.
Administrative Kannada for: Those who studied in Kannada medium from class 1 to 10. Those who have studied Kannada as the first or second language in class 10. Those who can read, write, speak and understand Kannada. Even the candidates who have got Kannada diploma certificate from any of the university or cleared Kannada examinations conducted by Kannada Sahitya Parishad