HYDERABAD: The Osmania University will introduce inter-disciplinary courses and a Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) in all post-graduate courses in the campus and constituent colleges from the current academic year.

OU Vice Chancellor T. Tirupathi Rao said the system was in vogue in several universities abroad and students would have an option to study subjects outside their faculty. For the time being, they have to study two papers outside their core specialisation. For example, a student of M.Sc (Chemistry) will have the option of choosing from two papers within the science faculty or different faculties like Humanities, Law, Social Sciences or Management.

David Krupadanam, Dean, UGC Academic Affairs said that 100 courses are being specially designed for the purpose.

He said the CBCS will give more flexibility to students and they can pick up subjects of interesting to them while studying the core subjects for a degree.

Every Friday of the week would be dedicated for teaching the inter-disciplinary courses.

Mandatory

Moreover, Communicative English would be mandatory for all students coming from Telugu medium background. A seminar lecture and a project work would also be mandatory.

From this year, the university is also moving into credit-based valuation and students would no longer be given divisions.

Each subject will have some credits depending on the number of teaching hours and the total credits will be in the range of 100 to 115.