TRICHY: Bharathidasan University has approached the state government seeking exemption for candidates whose degrees were deemed non-equivalent to conventional programmes in August last year.
While colleges have been offering innovative courses in various disciplines, which look like conventional course but are not deemed equivalent by the state government for employment. Following several confusion and litigation on equivalence of many degrees, the equivalence committee was formed which gave recommendations after assessing content of the courses based on which the state government started issuing orders. In one such order issued by the state government, 33 innovative post-graduate courses offered by various colleges and universities were deemed non-equivalent to conventional courses. In Bharathidasan University, students who studied MCA, MSc information technology, MSc Information technology and management, software technology, cyber technology and MSc e-commerce were deemed nonequivalent to MSc computer science.
vice chancellor P Manisankar said that employment of many of the students who have studied these courses in the previous years are at stake following the order as the university could not give qualification approval. “Therefore, considering the future of students we have asked the state government to exempt students who have already obtained degrees in these courses. This would deem their degrees equivalent and provide them immunity as the order was not in place before they joined the courses,” he said.