To make the syllabus more rooted toward the latest industry requirements, Telengana has decided to revamp their technical education curriculum from the next academic year. In a meeting headed by Information and Technology minister K Taraka Rama Rao and Minister for Education G Jagadish Reddy the decision was taken to evolve a new syllabus for BE and B.Tech graduates in the state, taking help from the industry experts and technology experts. With the growing IT and ITes in Telengana, a revamp in the technical education pattern has become must and this would help students in getting immediate placements in the future.
The meeting was attended by 20 stakeholders who belong to different companies including Mahindra Satyam and Microsoft. There were heads of various universities present in the meeting as well who brainstormed their way to propose a new syllabus for the technical education in the state.
NV Ramana Rao who is the registrar of Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad pointed out in the meeting that there is a huge dearth of faculty in technical universities and thus the concept of virtual classrooms would help at this moment. Telengana would also set up Telengana Academy for Skills and Knowledge Task, which would look into the current requirements in the industry and help prepare a suitable curriculum for the technical education in various universities. The body would review and revise the curriculum every two years to make it more competitive.
Not only textbooks and academic curriculum but there would be changes in the structure of giving the education to the students. Internships or apprenticeships would be arranged by professional companies under their corporate social responsibility programme which would provide adequate hands on training to the students while they are learning. The new syllabus and on-hand experience would help the students to land into jobs after completion of their studies. The change in the syllabus would bring in change in over 350 undergraduate and postgraduate engineering colleges functioning in the state.