VTU to introduce open guide exams in some engineering programs from present 12 months


The Visvesvaraya Technological College (VTU) will introduce ‘open guide’ exams for choose engineering programs from the present educational 12 months.

The system shall be launched for programs which have design-based topics and principally in streams like civil, mechanical, electrical and structure.

In keeping with college authorities, an official communication shall be issued as soon as the board of research submits its suggestions.

Chatting with DH, Prof Karisiddappa, vice-chancellor, VTU, mentioned, “We’ve got directed the Board of Research to suggest on the streams the place open guide exams could be launched.”

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The open guide examinations can’t be launched in all streams.

As defined by the VC, in sure streams of engineering, college students are anticipated to design parts and parts.

“In streams like mechanical, civil and electrical, college students must design parts, parts and structure-based designs. Whereas designing, they are going to be given hand books and BS codes for reference,” mentioned Karisiddappa.

With the introduction of open guide exams, academics shall be instructed to ask revolutionary questions for which college students can confer with codes and hand books.

In keeping with topic consultants, this may assist college students in understanding the topic and ideas higher.

Higher understanding

“It will undoubtedly assist college students in understanding the topics higher and put an finish to rote studying,” mentioned a senior professor from an engineering school in Bengaluru.

Talking about extending the open guide examination facility to different streams in engineering, the VC mentioned, “Open guide exams can’t be performed for all streams. We’ll concern an in depth round about it quickly.”

This shall be relevant from the present educational 12 months and college students aspiring to get admissions for engineering programs this educational 12 months will profit from this.

At the moment, the Indian Institutes of Expertise and Nationwide Institutes of Expertise comply with the open guide examination system. That is the primary time in Karnataka {that a} state-run college is introducing it. 

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