• Under the new pattern, the first four questions will carry 10 marks each and students will have to attempt any two. • There will be five subjects with one new subject 'Entrepreneurship,' in place of 'Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship' or 'Business Environment.
With Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) giving its nod, students of B Com first will have to take their examinations as per a new pattern from the current academic year.
Earlier, the pattern of 70-30 (theory-practical) marks was applicable for the students of the three-year degree course. It was observed that students under this pattern were scoring good marks when compared to their predecessors having 100 marks (only theory) pattern.
Those students who had passed B Com with the 70-30 pattern were getting preference for scholarships and jobs due to their high percentage. Therefore, joint board of studies and dean of faculty of commerce recommended a revision in the exam pattern.
Under the new exam pattern, the first four questions will carry 10 marks each and students will have to attempt any two.
First-year course has five subjects with one new subject 'Entrepreneurship,' in place of 'Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship' or 'Business Environment,' while the rest of them have been given subject equivalence.
Earlier, IT Application in Business was replaced with Information Technology. Similarly, the subjects of the second and third year have given equivalence under the revised pattern.
Students of the second year will have to take Human Resources Management, instead of Inventory Management. Third year students can take Cost Accounting, Auditing, Indirect Tax, instead of the old subjects of Advance Financial Accounting, Auditing and Indirect Tax and Company Law, respectively.