First year students of Vignan University were initiated in the four-year B.Tech course at an orientation programme held on the campus on Sunday and would be put through a one-and-a-half-month long bridge course.

Addressing the meeting, University Chancellor Lavu Rathaiah said that the bridge course would do a whole lot of good for the studentsand would initiate them into the professional courses. Mr. Rathaiah said that Vignan University was the first one to offer Humanities subjects along with the B.Tech course and said that an integrated civil services coaching programme was also being offered. An unique B.Tech programme with management courses was also being offered, he said.

He said that since the University has the autonomy to design its own courses and curriculum, students would have the flexibility and freedom to choose the courses. The syllabus was being prepared in consultation with eminent academicians. He also claimed that 80 per cent of students get absorbed in various reputed firms through campus placement and the rest opt for higher studies.

University registrar A. Leela Mohan Rao, Principal V. Madhusudana Rao, director, Evaluation, C. Ranga Rao and director, placements, T.V. Rao were also present.

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