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Degree courses to get new names in government degree colleges

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Degree : After tweaking courses and making new combinations available to students, the Commissionerate of Collegiate Education is now planning to change names of the courses that will be offered in government degree colleges across the State.

So far, the BSc programme had subjects including botany, zoology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, microbiology, bio-chemistry, and biotechnology among others. Now, the Commissionerate is planning to differentiate Life Sciences and Physical Sciences.

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Subjects such as botany, zoology, microbiology, biotechnology, and bio-chemistry among others will be clubbed and will be called BSc Life Science whereas mathematics, physics, chemistry will be under BSc Physical Science courses.

Degree changes from next academic year

Starting next academic year, the BA course would be called as BA Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) while BCom would remain the same. The degree colleges have already introduced the semester-wise system as part of the CBCS and now they intend to fully implement the CBCS giving more flexibility to students in choosing their subjects as part of the course.

Two core subjects would be made mandatory for all students and third subject can either be chosen from listed ones offered by the college concerned or can be opted through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platform.

This means, a student of BSc Life Sciences would be allowed to opt for economics, psychology, sociology subjects while core subjects such as botany or zoology or microbiology would be mandatory.

Online services

An expert committee has been constituted to look into the re-organisation of the subjects and naming them. Once the committee finalises the new system it will be incorporated into Degree Online Services, Telangana (DOST) for admissions which is likely to be issued this month end or in the first week of April.

“An expert committee has been constituted and a decision will be taken in a week. On pilot project basis, the new system will be implemented in the government degree colleges across the State,” an official of Commissionerate of Collegiate Education said.

Last year, the Commissionerate had tweaked the courses and offered new combinations in the government degree colleges. This change has increased admissions by over 10,000. During the academic year 2017-18, 30517 students enrolled and this number has gone up to 40,796 in the academic year 2018-19.

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