Following the UGC recommendation of bringing multi-campus courses, now Karnataka State Higher Education Council has recommended starting multi-campus courses, inter-college and inter-university credit transfer system by 2020.
In its vision document for the year 2020, the state’s think-tank in higher education has proposed to introduce in a phased manner after piloting 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.
S C Sharma, VC of Karnataka State Higher Education Council says, “This system will have another advantage. As of now, universities in Karnataka work in isolated patches. For instance, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is meant only for technological courses and no other disciplines. With this system, we will also look at facilitating universities to 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.