Published: 11th November 2020
40 per cent of UG students in Telangana take up commerce, govt plans to improvise curriculum
The government will soon hold meetings with commerce experts and professors. The curriculum would further be discussed with the UK government for further development
Around 40 per cent of 4.2 lakh undergraduate freshmen are now choosing commerce streams to study in Telangana universities and colleges against the national average of 20 per cent, Degree Online Services, Telangana (DOST) Convenor Professor, R Limbadri said.
"The government is currently working with the British government for curriculum changes," he added. This December, the state government is planning to change the curriculum of commerce students to make them industry-ready and innovative. In the last decade, admissions into liberal arts have drastically dropped from 40 to 20 per cent. While the admissions into commerce courses have increased.
The government will soon hold meetings with commerce experts and professors. The curriculum would further be discussed with the UK government for further development. Best global practices in commerce would be identified and taught in the state with the new curriculum, he added. Initially, the new curriculum will be imposed on first-year UG candidates followed by second and third years.
"Our goal is to supply manpower to the industry. The university must supply the needs of the flourishing industry in the state. It is known that in Telangana there is a gap between institute and industry and our job is bridge this gap," said Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) Chairman, Professor T Papi Reddy.