The education standard is declining in Telangana due to the age-old curriculum and ancient teaching methodologies. The state universities are just producing the uncultured and not fully ready products who are struggling to get competitive jobs.

Are state universities foreign franchise outlets and private limited companies? Are publicly funded colleges only focused on developing human capital driven by market demand, or are they also intended to develop intellectual capital?

After the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) appointed a vice chancellors’ committee to find and propose new courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, all of these issues have come to light. as well as to examine the course syllabi of various ongoing courses.

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Public policy, global management, data science, and business analytics are some of the highly regarded courses that are weaved with a wow factor.

Speaking to #KhabarLive, former vice-chancellor of a State university from Telangana said, “several courses like public policy, global management and the like are not really, new courses. For example, the usage of public policy existed way back a little earlier around the 1960s. Courses like data science, business analytics and artificial intelligence and the like also have decades of existence in the academic world.”

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Since a discipline and course have not been taught in a college and university here in our universities and elsewhere in the country, do not make them new course-disciplines.

Further, universities are meant to create knowledge capital. The value addition given by keeping the industrial and societal needs makes them both knowledge and job-oriented.

However, completely changing course content in the name of market orientation runs the risk of leaving tens of thousands of students with degrees without employment. Second, how can any committee decide to introduce new courses within a month without first conducting a State-level demand forecast?

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India is rapidly becoming the fifth-largest economy in the world, and Telangana is one of the top five States in terms of GDP contribution. Given that thousands of young people may graduate from colleges and universities each year with new courses and degrees, what could be the potential intake of students completing new course degrees in various national geographies and international markets?

And last, how can a committee decide the future of thousands of students without consulting the relevant parties—students, faculty, and experts—and taking their recommendations and objections into account? #KhabarLive #hydnews #hydlive