HYDERABAD: Giving an overview of the performance of students enrolled in the five-year integrated master’s programme at the University of Hyderabad, the institute on Monday announced that the students from the first batch, which passed out in 2011, have been placed across companies and are largely a part of academic research.
The research-centred design of the courses was emphasized by Pro Vice-chancellor Professor E Haribabu who pointed out that the academic environment and infrastructure provided by the university are on a par with reputed academic institutions in the country. He was speaking at a press conference.
The applications for the five-year course in basic sciences, social sciences and humanities were made available earlier this week. The inter-disciplinary course is open to students who have completed senior secondary education, provided they qualify the written examination and other criteria specified for the courses.
The courses do not allow for an exit in between the stipulated time for the programme. The courses also lay emphasis on collaboration with recognized organizations such as the M.Sc course in Optometry and Vision Sciences which is offered in collaboration with the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.
The course was launched in 2006-07 and the second batch will graduate in June. Placements for the current batch are in progress and some of the students have already been placed in multi-national companies.
Also present at the press briefing were Professor M Durga Prasad, Director, Centre for Integrated Studies (CIS), Professor Naresh Kumar Sharma, Deputy Director of CIS, Registrar CP Mohan Kumar and Dr Ch Venkateswara Rao, Controller of Examinations.