Instructional System :
The Instructional methodology used in this University is
different from that of the conventional Universities. The Open
University system is more learner-oriented, and is geared to cater
to the needs of motivated students assuming that the student is an
active participant in the teaching-learning process. Instruction to
student is imparted through various modes such as Print, Audio,
Video and supported by face to face contact programme.
The University follows multi-channel approach for instruction. It comprises proportionate combination of :
* Printed Self-instructional Material – Audio and Video cassettes
* Audio-video C.D
University will supply Study Materials for the students in
the pattern of Self Learning Materials (SLMs). The Study Materials will
be in English and Kannada medium. Each course is divided into 6 Blocks.
Further, Blocks are subdivided into 2 to 6 Units. The students will
receive 35 Blocks for the entire programme.
Credit System – General
BLISc is a Credit Based Programme. A weightage of
Forty-eight credits are given for Eight Courses. The University follows
the 'Credit system' for its BLISc programme. Each Credit is of 30
hours of study comprising of all learning activities. Thus, a three
credit course involves 90 study hours, a six credit course
involves 180 study hours and so on. This helps the students to
understand the academic efforts she/ he has to put in order to
successfully complete the programme.
Personal Contact Programme (PCP):
University conducts Personal Contact Programmes at various
Centres. Students should attend the PCP at the centre to which they are
directed to attend. Students can have more information on PCP form the
Coordinator, Library and Information Science Department of the
University. During the Personal Contact Programme, Lectures will be
delivered by the reputed Academicians working in various Universities
and Libraries. Participation in the Contact programme is COMPULSORY.
Students who do not attend PCP, will not be allowed to register for the