Published: 01st May 2019
Kerala University ready for complete makeover, syndicate gives go-ahead for syllabus revision
The syndicate meeting has also decided to issue an academic examination calendar to streamline the examination system and academics of Kerala University
The Kerala University syndicate has given final approval to the revision of the syllabus of UG and PG programmes under the varsity from the coming academic year. The approval was given in the syndicate meeting which held on Tuesday at Kerala University headquarters. According to syndicate members, the approval has been given unanimously by the syndicate and the students could benefit the upgraded version of Syllabus from the academic year starting within two months.
The syndicate meeting has also decided to issue an academic examination calendar to streamline the examination system and academics of Kerala University. Earlier, the Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel has called for a complete make-over in the higher education system by making necessary changes in the conduct of examinations and valuation process. However, the KU had raised apprehension on implementing it from the coming academic year itself. The apprehension was that the syllabus revision might affect the students’ performance due to the sudden change in the learning methodology.
"Earlier there was opposition within the syndicate against the revision. But all things have been discussed and reached a consensus. So we will revise all the syllabus of UG as well as PG. Ultimately, it is for the benefit of students," a senior syndicate member said.
The Centre had notified the state universities to revise the curriculum as part of unifying the syllabi under the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS). Earlier, the UGC wrote to the Vice-Chancellors urging them to adopt CBCS and revise the curriculum. The Syndicate meeting has also sought a report from Pro-Vice Chancellor PP Ajayakumar on the insurance scheme being provided for the students.
Meanwhile, the crucial decision on the extension of the retirement age limit of teachers from 60 to 65 was not taken in the meeting owing to the existence of Model Code of Conduct until May 23.
Earlier, the syndicate members wanted to take up the issue as a topmost priority as several teachers have lost jobs after March 31 this year due to overage.