Degree colleges offer foreign languages


Posted: Posted Date – 8:16 PM, Mon – 16 May 22

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Hyderabad: Considering the current global scenario and to help students improve their employability quotient, the Telangana State Board of Higher Education (TSCHE) and conventional universities have decided to introduce foreign languages ​​at the first level. cycle from the next academic year.

Initially, French will be introduced as a second language in degree courses. The TSCHE will soon conclude a memorandum of understanding to this effect with the Alliance française, which offers French courses.

“French will be offered at levels A1 and A2 and students choosing this language will be able to follow courses in mixed mode. Any student will be eligible to take French at UG level,” said TSCHE President Prof. R Limbadri.

Similar agreements are planned to launch the German, Japanese, Spanish and Chinese languages ​​at the undergraduate level. The decision was made at a meeting called by the TSCHE with the vice-chancellors of six universities here on Monday. As Osmania University already offers courses in French and German, it will function as a nodal agency for the implementation of foreign languages ​​in colleges.

In another major decision, conventional universities have decided to allow students to pursue a subject in their course through distance education. For example, if a student is interested in psychology, they can continue their studies through the Osmania University Center for Distance Education, the School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, the Kakatiya University or Dr BR Ambedkar Open University. The credits assigned to the subject will be transferred to the students after passing the respective exams.

To encourage online learning, students will be allowed to select their electives from the Massive Open Online Courses platform for up to 40% of the total course credits.

During the meeting, universities were also instructed to close university colleges that have had no undergraduate admissions for the past three consecutive years. Courses that do not gain admission will either be converted to another course or closed.

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