As part of a memorandum of understanding signed between the British Council and the TSCHE last year, the two organisations have decided to identify reforms in the curriculum in social sciences subjects. The British Council and the TSCHE held a meeting with all the newly appointed vice-chancellors of state universities on July 6 to deliberate upon areas of curriculum reform and its impact on employability over the next three years on students and teachers.
“We will be identifying key subjects offered in Osmania University and Kakatiya University and undertake scope and study on curriculum revision. Eventually, a task force will be constituted with members from two Wales universities that would evaluate the existing curriculum and propose necessary changes,” said Janaka Pushpanathan, Director, British Council (South India).
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The revised curriculum will be rolled out to close to 1,000 colleges in Telangana at the end of the three-year project. “If the project is successful then we will extend it to other courses such as pharmacy, science, etc. The idea is to adopt the best practices from the British universities,” said Papi Reddy, TSCHE chairman.
In addition to this, the British Council and Global Wales have also launched an exclusive UK scholarship scheme for Telangana students. “Total 16 meritorious students from Telangana for the academic year 2021-22 would secure a scholarship of 5,000 pounds to study at eight Wales universities. The total scholarship fund is 80,000 pounds. The idea is to enhance the mobility of students between the two countries,” said Pushpanathan.
As part of its bilateral talks, the British Council and the TSCHE are preparing a detailed action plan to not only facilitate students’ mobility but also capacity-building and exchange programmes for the faculty members.