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Karnataka: Academicians question fund release by VTU at fag end of VC’s tenure

According to sources, over 50 candidates have applied for the VC’s post and the committee is expected to shortlist three of them at the September 24 meeting at Raj Bhavan

Published on 17th September 2022

Skill development centre for youth of Karnataka's Talkal village to come up soon

The centre will provide skill development facilities for over 750 students and new recruits. It will also have hostel facilities 


Published on 9th May 2022

Why is VTU insisting on offline exams and how are the students taking the decision?

The varsity is being accused of not caring for the safety and well-being of students and their families; even COVID-positive students are being asked to write offline exams

Published on 22nd January 2022

Universities will be set up in all districts: Karnataka's Higher Education Minister

"Instead of launching big universities, the government has made it a priority to set up universities in every district," stated Dr C N Ashwathnarayan 

Published on 16th December 2021

Delayed start prompts VTU to increase working hours, cut down holidays for first-year students

The 2021-2022 academic session for the first-year students is yet to begin, which is scheduled to commence on December 13

Published on 29th November 2021

Karnataka to develop its own Super 30, with plans to develop model colleges in every district

The initiative will focus on fostering teaching and learning in the selected colleges and getting them up to speed with industry requirements

Published on 23rd October 2021

VTU to introduce Open Book Exams for engineering students. Everything you need to know

The UGC guidelines issued in April 2020 state that open book exams offer fair and equal opportunity for students appearing through any mode — online, offline and blended mode

Published on 5th October 2021

This AR wiz's book is all you'll need to wrap your head around Augmented Reality. Check it out

Chetankumar G Shetty took around six years to complete the first edition of this book and he believes there will be more editions as the technology evolves

Published on 3rd October 2021
Kannada is mandatory for all the under graduate students (Picture: Edexlive)

With Kannada now compulsory for engineering students, are there enough teachers available?

The engineering students will be allocated 50 marks for Kannada in the internal exams and 50 in the end semester exams bringing it to the total of 100 marks and earn one credit point for the same

Published on 4th October 2021

Six-month internships to twin Kannada courses: How engineering courses in Karnataka will change because of the NEP 

The Higher Education Department is developing a portal where they will be bringing the skills and IT and BT department and the companies. The portal will help students get internships

Published on 25th September 2021

The COVID effect: Biology will now be a part of engineering course. Here's why

The introduction of Biology will be considered the first iteration policy, with the aim to make the education system autonomous

Published on 25th September 2021

The dual degree bug bites VTU, four-plus-two scheme offers degrees in two different branches of engineering

Multiple entry and exit is allowed for the first four years, and the students can extend study by two years if they want a degree in a relevant stream, three if it is unconnected

Published on 4th September 2021

Five engg colleges under VTU to offer courses in Kannada: VC to ask Karnataka govt to reserve 20% jobs for Kannada grads  

Another 25 colleges have also shown an interest in implementing it across Karnataka but the principals of these 25 engineering colleges are still in talks with their management, informed VTU's VC

Published on 7th August 2021

VTU says that 73 per cent students who have taken at least one shot of COVID vaccine can opt for offline classes

The University has released the timetable for the exams for even semesters, allowing the question papers to be "open choice" in consideration of pandemic-induced difficulties among students

Published on 20th July 2021

VTU may not conduct pending exams online, exam dates will be announced 10 days in advance: VC Karisiddappa

Since there are 220 engineering institutions affiliated with VTU, it will not be an easy task to conduct online examinations because not all these colleges  have the required infrastructure, he said  

Published on 23rd June 2021

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