A.M. Pathan, Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Karnataka, has admitted that some courses offered by the university are yet to receive the expected response from students while some others like MBA, M.Com, MA English and M.Phil. programmes continue to be popular choices.
Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, Prof. Pathan said courses like M.Sc. in Geospatial Applications in Regional Development and Psychology; five-year integrated BA (Hons.) in Economics, Geography, Psychology, History and English had received a cold response from students. Last year, only 50 per cent of the seats in these courses were filled, he said.
Prof. Pathan said the five-year integrated BA (Hons.), in particular, was a good course and the lack of response was surprising. To generate interest among students about the courses, the university had conducted seminars and workshops in many PU colleges this year. “We have high hopes that the admission to BA (Hons.) will be good this year,” he said. The Vice-Chancellor had a word of praise for students in the present BA (Hons.) stream.
He said the students pursuing the course were “the creamy layer of the university”.
To a question, Prof. Pathan said the university would start BA (Hons.) in the science stream from the next academic year after moving to the new buildings on its campus at Kadaganchi village in Aland taluk in February 2012.