KSHC Supports Multi-Campus Courses

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The Karnataka State Higher Education Council (KSHC) after its discussions with the University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended to start multi-campus courses, inter-college and inter-university credit transfer system by 2020. According to their vision, the state’s think tank in higher education has proposed to introduce in a phased manner after doing a pilot study in at least five institutions. With this, students will  be free to move from one university to another as the varsities will follow the same credit system. As stated by S C Sharma, Vice-Chairman, this system will offer another advantage i.e. as of now, universities in Karnataka work in isolated patches, like Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is meant only for technological courses and no other disciplines. After the implementation of this system there are likely chances that universities will start other courses so that there is universality. The Vision 2020 document also highlights the problems faced by the state varsities today. One of them is the growing localisation of the state university system because increasingly the state universities are becoming sites of academic inbreeding. Most teachers and students come from the same or contiguous regions as the location of the university.