If students opt out of the course after two years, they will still receive a diploma or associated degree. If they pursue the course for three years, they will receive a Bachelor’s degree. After completion of four years, they will be awarded a Bachelor’s degree with Honors. After students acquire the Honors degree, the Master’s course will be of one-year duration.
Each course will consist of a specific number of credits. A two-year program will have 64 credits, three-year program will have 104 and a four-year course will have 154 credits.
The subjects will include the following:
Part 1: Languages
Part 2: Optional Subjects
Part 3: Foundation, Skill Development or Interdisciplinary Courses, Extension/Co-curricular/Extra-curricular Activities
The Results of candidates who clear the tests, at the conclusion of the 4th, 6th and 8th semesters, will be classified based on the aggregate marks in all the semesters as well as aggregate or Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
As per many students, the new pattern will be beneficial for them. They will have more options as the new system offers more flexibility regarding the numbers of years they need to invest in a course. For example, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2014 (GATE 2014) requires four years of graduation. With the new honors program, candidates will be able to appear for GATE after graduation, without needing to wait for the Master’s program. Moreover, the new program has more options in subjects. Students are in favor of the interdisciplinary feature of the course as well, as it provides more opportunities. The interdisciplinary approach offers students the opportunity to choose subjects they are interested in, even as they join a career-driven program.
As per university officials, BU will take all measures to ensure that Results are declared on time. Data management will be given focus and there will be penalty for announcing incorrect Results. Moreover, internal assessment will be done in marks and not grades. Thirty marks will be allotted for internal assessment.