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TSCHE Ensuring Quality Education in Telangana

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Telangana is the youngest State of India, which is rich in human resource. It has a long tradition of encouraging higher education. The Government of Telangana gives full autonomy to the universities ensuring full accountability and transparency. It has the highest Gross Enrolment Ration in Higher Education, i.e. 36.3 percent against the national average of 24.5 percent.

Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) was established by the Telangana State Government in 2014 to monitor and help the growth of higher education in the State. It functions primarily as a coordinating body between the University Grants Commission (UGC), the State Government and the Universities.

TSCHE coordinates with six Conventional Universities, nine Specialised Universities, one Technological University, one National Institute, one State Institute of University Status, three Central Universities, and three Deemed Universities. The State Government launched many programmes and initiated many reforms in education resulting in:

  • Low cost education in comparison to other States
  • Easy access for all and equity in higher education
  • Free education to girls up to PG level
  • Free education from KG to PG
  • Special education centres for women in residential degree colleges

The role and Functions of TSCHE can be classified as :

Planning & Coordination

  • To prepare consolidated programmes in sphere of Higher Education in the State
  • To assist the UGC in respect of determination & maintenance of standards
  • To evolve perspective plans for development of Higher Education in the State
  • To forward developmental programmes of Universities and Colleges in UGC

Academic Functions

  • To encourage and promote innovations in curricular development, restructuring of courses and updating of syllabi in the university and the college
  • To develop programmes for greater academic cooperation and interaction between university and college teachers
  • To conduct entrance examinations for admission into institutions of Higher Education and render advise on admissions
  • To prepare an overview report on working of the Universities and Colleges in the State

Advisory Functions

  • On the status & ordinances to various universities in the State
  • To work in liaison with the SRC of AICTE in the formulation of the schemes in the State
  • To make new institutions self sufficient and viable
  • To perform any other functions necessary for the furtherance of Higher Education in the State

TSBIE has moved from e-governance to Mobile Governance (m-Gov) by launching two mobile applications for students of Intermediate Education

TSBIE M-services

  • Institutional collaborations in teaching and learning
  • International partnership
  • Research funding
  • Pockets of excellence across different institution types (public/private, central/state-funded)
  • Enhancement of employability skills and researcher skills
  • Expansion of digital learning technologies, blended learning and MOOCs

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