According to experts, the age-old syllabus and courses in the Higher Education sector must be revamped so to meet the standards of emerging trends. The Telangana State Council of Higher Education had organised a day-long event to discuss the challenges and solutions essential for an all-round development in higher education sector.
14 professors and academicians participated in the symposium to discuss in an open platform over Telangana’s development requirements in the field of Higher Education. M Kondandaram, Chairman of Telangana Joint Action Committee, stressed on the need to change the syllabus and examination patterns. He also laid emphasis on the need to have proper funding for universities and degree colleges, filling up of sanctioned posts in various institutions and internal reforms for transparent functioning.
Bharat Kumar, advocate in High Court has also urged to introduce legal studies at school level to improve the legal education system in the state. “In order to make students aware about their rights, legal studies must be introduced at school level. This will help in making them better citizens,” said Kumar.
Sudhir Reddy, President of Telangana Industrialists Association spoke on the need to more skill development programmes in the state. He emphasised on increasing the employability of engineering students in the state. He said, “The quality of technical education is deteriorating day by day. The micro, small and medium enterprises should work with institutes in order to make students employable in the industry. They should be given fellowships in order to pursue research and development in the field of technical education.”