Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has recently announced their decision to make 10 of their BE courses which are not on-demand equivalent to their peer courses which are on a huge demand.
Following the decision made by VTU, BE in industrial production and engineering, automobile engineering and tool engineering will be considered equivalent to BE in Mechanical Engineering.
Similarly, BE in transportation engineering, construction technology and management and environmental engineering are equivalent to BE in Civil Engineering.
The authorities of the university have highlighted this is a big move which is expected to help a lot of students
Furthermore, the university vice-chancellor, Karisiddappa has stated that if any past graduates are facing any issues due to the course name, they can approach the university seeking an equivalent certificate.
According to the sources, the proposal in this regard is old. "There were complaints that a few graduates were not able to climb the corporate ladder at the mid-career level due to the course name. For the last three years, there was a proposal in this regard," explained an officer from the Technical education department.
"Many courses have the same syllabus and teaching methodology even though the course names were different. Now these courses are announced as equivalent," said Karisiddappa.
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