Kakinada, Apr 28 UNI | 3 months ago

UGC has conferred academic autonomy to seven affiliated colleges while the JNTUK has granted permanent affiliation to 14 affiliated colleges.

Briefing the modalities of autonomy framed by the UGC at a meeting of the principals and managements of autonomous and permanently affiliated colleges held at the university conference hall here today, Director of Academics and planning Dr P.Udaya Bhaskar, advised the autonomous colleges to maintain good relationship with the parent university and promote academic freedom by encouraging innovative academic programmes.

He explained the terms, frequency of the meetings, composition and functions of academic councils, Board fo studies,statutory body meetings and the procedure involved in introducing new courses.

Saibabu, director, evaluation, highlighted the significance of online evaluation, uniform exam policies and asked the managements to look into the guidelines for successful implementation of autonomous status.

Vice Chancellor, Dr G. Tulasi Ram Das, has asked the principals to go on right path and accept autonomous freedom with responsibility. He advised them to think beyond the university rules in redesigning the courses on outcome based education and involve expertise from NIT,IIT, RandD, Industry and software industry for exposing the students to multi dimensional learning.

University Rector Dr Prabhakararao has asked the principals to explore possibilities on value addition certification programmes to enrich knowledge. Registrar Dr VR Prasadaraju has chaired the meeting.

Principal University college of engineering Dr K Padmaraju and Vice Principal Dr Subbarao were among those attended.

(Posted on 29-04-2014)