Staff Reporter

Tirupati: Sri Venkateswara University is keen on perpetuating its academic reforms further to suit the modern day higher education and employment needs.

The Post Graduate courses have been restructured with the introduction of Choice-based Credit System from the academic year 2006-07, enabling the student to choose non-core papers offered by other departments, in addition to his own core subjects. This was aimed at facilitating the student to build a career of his choice by acquiring multi-disciplinary knowledge. While the system is already in vogue in central universities, SVU claims to be the first to have introduced it.

At a press meet Vice-Chancellor S. Jayarama Reddy cited formation of Internal Quality Assurance Cell teacher evaluation by students, modernisation of classrooms, library digitalisation, incentive for academic staff for promoting research, creation of chairs of excellence, filling up of 162 vacant teaching posts as some novel initiatives that had contributed in improving the academic atmosphere on campus.

Prof.Reddy announced that a ‘Job Mela’ would be conducted by August-end, a cultural festival in September and sports meet in November.