The Education Department of Karnataka has sent a circular to 17 state universities across the state indicating that some of the programmes which are being in offered in B.A/ M.A must be delinked, and these programmes should be offered as a part of B.Sc/ M.Sc course. The following programmes were delinked from B.A/ M.A: -
The decision was taken at the third general meeting of Academic Council of Mangalore University on February 3, 2017.
On February 19, 2016, the additional secretary of Higher Education Department of Karnataka issued a circular to the registrars of various state universities to consider the candidates for the post of assistant professors in government first-grade colleges who have completed their Post Graduate degree in M.A Geography or M.Sc Geography. This decision was taken at the general meeting of higher education department on December 28, 2015.
As per the new circular, K.L. Subramanya, Under-Secretary to government directed the registrars of all the universities to consider the courses mentioned above under B.Sc/ M.Sc and take necessary action for the implementation of the same. On the other hand, the old curriculum system came into ratification in the meeting of Academic Council.
One of the professors of the English department explained that delinking of Psychology course with B.A/ M.A is not a positive decision. Under Psychology, psychiatry only comes under pure science. On the other hand, psychology and psychoanalysis come under the sphere of Arts. Therefore, the department must review the decision, and the colleges which are offering Psychology, Criminology and English as a combination in Arts will have no other option except to shut down.