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‘Update syllabus with needs of society’

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Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University G.S.N. Raju addressing principals of campus colleges, deans, faculty chairpersons and HoDs and chairpersons of boards of studies in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.
Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University G.S.N. Raju addressing principals of campus colleges, deans, faculty chairpersons and HoDs and chairpersons of boards of studies in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

Updating and fine tuning the syllabi in accordance with needs of society and industry is necessary and it is also a continuous process for all courses, Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University G.S.N. Raju said at a meeting with faculty here on Wednesday.

“The core curriculum needs to be in accordance with requirements of the changing society, which is to be uploaded from time to time, for the students to find suitable jobs”, Prof. Raju said at a meeting of Principals of campus colleges, Deans, HoDs, faculty chairpersons and Chairpersons of Boards of Studies, while stressing the need to improve the academic programmes of the university.

The academic programmes and changes in curriculum must be discussed in details before final implementation, Prof. Raju said. He was of the opinion that it was neither proper or appropriate to suggest some more changes even before the present curriculum was implemented and evaluated. He wanted Board of Studies of a department, the final academic authority, to consider a specific period, perhaps four years, before a course was revised.

Assigning a single title to a subject, multiplication of setting of question papers for the same syllabus with different names could be avoided, he suggested. Departments having more than one course or specialisation, small variations in the syllabus might be adjusted and combined into one.


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