Telangana: Varsities in a bind over double-degree research
Hyderabad: After years of dilly-dallying, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has actually permitted pupils to go after 2 levels at the very same time. Now, with the sphere in the court of the State colleges, uncertainties are being revealed whether they can bring up their socks to offer impact and also help with pupils to make the optimum of the brand-new UGC standards to enable them to go after double-degree research at the same time. It might be pointed out below that previously the State colleges, backed by the public laws of succeeding federal governments, and also legal regulative authorities, have actually been enabling just pupils from modern technology and also design research studies, like B Tech, M Tech, to go after several abilities and also expertise verticals.
However, when it concerns pupils of various other streams, like arts, business, liberal arts and also allied research studies, they were prevented from seeking various programs, consisting of with ODL and also online. Besides, doing so is being dealt with as prohibited.
Speaking to The Hans India, an elderly authorities of Osmania University claimed, “a few cases were reported in which students who were regularly pursuing a course in the university departments also pursuing another course simultaneously. The students were called and asked either to give up the additional courses or their admission at the university would be cancelled.”
However, every person recognizes that there are thousands of pupils that have actually been seeking either diploma or post-graduate diploma programs, or temporary programs in ODL setting, either going to normal courses prior to or after their university hrs. It is not unusual for the pupils seeking regulation in a normal stream additionally go after ACS’ (Associate Company Secretary) training course.
“On the one hand, both the State universities and State governments and the regulatory authorities continue with the relics of the colonial education system declaring what some do is illegal. At the same time, it is allowed, from the time of information technology boom, allowing students of engineering and allied studies to pursue any number of courses of different IT and allied verticals in the form of certifications,” claimed a previous authorities of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). When it concerns these policies, both AP and also TS have actually been adhering to the very same standards with simply a distinction in level, making some adjustments occasionally.
Now, the brand-new UGC standards offer “no hard separation between arts and sciences, between curricular and extra-curricular activities, between vocation and academic streams in order to eliminate harmful hierarchies among, and silos between different areas of learning.”
That apart the UGC standards recommend multidisciplinary and also an alternative education and learning throughout the scientific researches, social scientific researches, arts, liberal arts, and also sporting activities for a multidisciplinary globe to make sure the unity and also honesty of expertise is the brand-new order of the education and learning system in thecountry Accordingly, currently the State colleges in Andhra Pradesh and also Telangana, consisting of those of technological, clinical and also farming colleges, need to bring up their socks to damage down the silos way of thinking to create a more powerful and also a lot more joint strategy amongst various divisions, universities and also both the traditional and also non-conventional colleges.
For this, “the State Universities needed the much-needed backing of the State Education department (SED) and the State governments to give effect to the new guidelines,” claimed an elderly teacher of Andhra University College of Science and also Technology, Visakhapatnam.”.
The factor is, it requires to adjustments, consisting of schedules, every term thinking about the variety of pupils from various other branches choosing a certain training course supplied by each division. It remains in enhancement to dealing with the courses of the normal programs perform at the divisions.
Expressing a comparable sight, authorities of OU and also Kakatiya University (Telangana) and also Nagarjuna and also Sri Venkateswara University (AP) highlighted that presently the colleges are getting cost repayments from theState government Now, seeking a 2nd level is permitted, and also will certainly the State government offer cost repayment for the 2nd level stays a large concern.