Hyderabad: Syllabus at the undergraduate level is all set for a major revamp. At least 20 per cent of the syllabus is going to get redesigned by Osmania University in coordination with Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE). The changes will be done on the lines of model curriculum issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The UGC has already issued a framework and made suggestions to redesign the works for all the universities across the country. The new syllabus will be more focused on equipping students with industry related skills, spoken and communication skills.
To this effect, a series of meetings were held to ascertain changes that need to be done for syllabus of various courses offered by the degree colleges in the State.
The redesigned courses will be in tune with the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The UGC has directed all the universities to implement the CBCS at the undergraduate level from the academic year 2016-17.
The system provides an opportunity for students to choose courses from the core, elective or skill-based courses. The core course is compulsory for all the students whereas elective course can be chosen from a pool of courses.
Accordingly, the TSCHE and universities have reworked on the content of the courses so as to suit the CBCS.
Prof S Ramchandram, Vice-Chancellor, Osmania University, said the process of revising the syllabus of the undergraduate courses had commenced. He said though the varsity had autonomy, the syllabus would be changed taking framework and model curriculum issued by the UGC.
“At least 20 per cent changes can be witnessed in the under-graduation syllabus. The varsity will incorporate syllabus which will be industry orientated and special emphasis will be laid on communication skills of students. The changes will come into effect from the academic year 2018-19,” he said.
Now, challenge your valuation
In a first of its kind move, the Osmania University has introduced “challenging the valuation” scheme. The new scheme will help students challenge their evaluation.
For this, a student has to go in for revaluation of the answer script and if still not satisfied with the marks obtained in the particular subject, he/she can choose to challenge the valuation scheme by paying Rs 10,000.
Prof Kumar M, Controller of Examinations, OU, said students who are dissatisfied with their marks after revaluation can challenge their valuation.