Music, wellness part of engineering course at Karnataka college
- The new courses will be introduced as a part of revised curriculum
- The Vice -Chancellor informed the minister on the launch of a subject named “foundations of health science"
- VTU has decided to undertake a 24-week internship course in all engineering courses
The colleges which are affiliated with the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) in Karnataka where engineering students will be introduced to courses such as health, wellness and global medical technology. The new courses will be introduced as a part of revised curriculum. The VTU is expected to introduce from this 2021-22 academic year in accordance with the national Education Policy (NEP).
In a video meeting conducted by Higher Education Minister C N Ashwathnarayan on Monday where Professor B Karisiddappa who is a current Vice chancellor of VTU said a subject named “Biology for Engineers” has been introduced in the fourth semester.
“This is included considering the importance of engineering in recent global medical technology. Further, courses on environment studies and ‘Music and Mechanical Vibrations’ have also been added,” Professor B Karisiddappa said.
The Vice -Chancellor also informed the minister on the launch of a subject named “foundations of health science” which is expected to emphasize the health and well-being of emerging engineers.
“Such ability enhancement courses had been added to make students globally competitive,” Prof. Karisiddappa said.
After that Vice-Chancellor also stated that four colleges affiliated with the VTU University had proposed to teach Undergraduate engineering (BE) courses in Kannada.
“An approval for the same is now awaited from the Higher Education Department,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ashwathnarayan after the meeting said students will get more options this year under open selection. "Open electives will be strengthened and regulations will be amended against the Board of Education to facilitate timely decisions regarding curriculum revitalization and the introduction of new courses," he said.
At the same time, University has decided to undertake a 24-week internship course in all engineering courses while promoting various degree training for those who have the opportunity to go abroad.