Artificial Intelligence and Financial Education have been introduced as Mandatory Subjects in Karnataka for Undergraduate Students of second year under NEP
New batch of students who registered for undergraduate studies in 2021-22 and onwards will be studying two new mandatory subjects that is Artificial Intelligence and financial education. These subjects will be introduced in the revised syllabus under the New Education Policy scheme in the state of Karnataka.
Second year undergraduate students will be studying these subjects irrespective of the course or stream they choose as their major area of study. However, as Computer Science students will be studying artificial Intelligence in detail in their course syllabus, these students will be excluded but financial education and investments will be mandatory for them too. Colleges will have the authority on deciding in which semester which subject is to be included during second year i.e. third or fourth semester.
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These courses will comprise 15 hours of theory and 30 hours of practical training and will carry two credits each. A similar course on digital fluency was introduced for teaching in the first year earlier.
National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) has been assigned the responsibility of preparing the syllabus for these courses in addition to the responsibility of training the teachers for these courses. Universities will have to identify teachers who can take up this teaching and send them for training.