Staff Reporter

To teach commerce students Tally Accounting Software

HYDERABAD: Osmania University Vice-Chancellor Suleiman Siddiqui on Monday announced that the university had signed a formal tie-up with Tally India Private Limited, aiming at providing educational training programmes on Tally Accounting Software to undergraduate commerce students in the University's affiliated colleges.

University hub

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Siddiqui said the university, as part of the establishment of an industry and university hub meant for regular interaction with corporate companies, had inked the pact. Training would be provided to both faculty and students providing them hands-on experience with real-life illustrations, thereby equipping students with industry-relevant learning and preparing them for employment.

"Already, 90 teachers in three batches have undergone the two-day training at Koti Women's College and we are expecting another three batches from 120 out of 350 affiliated colleges that have accepted the proposal from the university," he added.

Software packages

Chief Executive Officer (South Asia Business) of Tally India Private Limited, Bharath Gopalkrishnan said the company, under its Academic Collaboration Programme, would invest over Rs.30 lakhs to facilitate training by providing colleges with official software packages of Tally worth Rs.26,500 free of cost.

"We are planning to extend the training to the post graduate courses also," he said.

OU's commerce department head K.V. Achalapathi said that, as of now, Tally was being taught to undergraduate students of final year regular commerce and second year commerce computers under business data processing and accounting system subjects respectively.

"Now, with the tie-up, we are planning to include it in the syllabus of first year commerce and undergraduate Arts as well," he said.

The Vice-Chancellor later released `Unnati', the redesigned commerce curriculum for the forthcoming academic years.