“Revising syllabus is a routine process. As the Telangana state has been formed, there is a need to revise the syllabus according to our needs,” Prof. T Papi Reddy, chairman, TSCHE said. Osmania University has been entrusted with the revision of history and commerce subjects, the Telangana University with public administration and Dr B R Ambedkar University with Anthropology and sociology.
“The committee has a dean, head of department and board of studies. It also has teachers from degree colleges. Committee members have completed their first round of workshop and the second round is ongoing. Once we receive reports from the respective universities, we will send them to the collegiate education for changes,” Mallesh informed.
He added that work to revamp the Telugu syllabus is yet to start. Mallesh said that subjects like history were revised in 2007 while commerce and public administration were revamped in 2008. “There is rapid change in the markets. According to the needs of the market the syllabus has to be changed,” he added.
According to vice-chairman-II of TSCHE, the syllabus for all universities would remain common. “In the common core syllabus, the universities have right to change 20 per cent according to their needs as per UGC guidelines. Now there is no chance for universities, as subject committee members are drawn from different universities. If they have any inputs, they will give it to the committees,” said Mallesh. The universities are also holding orientation programmes for teachers, an official of TSCHE said.
Source: The Hans India