HYDERABAD: The University of Hyderabad (UoH) is all set to make its admission process online from the next academic year. Entire admission process, ranging from submission of application forms to document verification will be made online.
At a press conference here on Tuesday, Prof. Appa Rao Podile, the newly-appointed vice-chancellor of UoH, said that currently only finance department of the university is functioning on e-governance and it has shown good results.
The same will be implemented with the admission process as well. The University Grants Commission (UGC) sanctioned adequate funds to the university. These grants will be utilised to make the admission process online, Rao added.
Further the V-C said, the UoH is also planning to introduce a two-year course, Masters in Education (M.Ed) from the next academic year. Currently the faculty members are framing the syllabus for the course. The process would be completed before the admission notification is issued, he said.
The UoH is also preparing to fill the vacant teaching posts, he said adding that there are nearly 100 teaching posts vacant. “Right now we have around 420 teachers working in the university. We need 100 more teachers in various departments. We are aiming to fill all these vacant seats in the next academic year. This will also help the university enhance the research activities in departments,’’ Rao said.
The vice-chancellor clarified that the dress code is not mandatory for students. It was only optional and it is up to the students whether to follow it or not, he said.
Talking about the police patrolling on campus, Rao said, “Since there is a shorter route via UoH between Gachibowli and Gopannapalli village, there is police presence. However, I will ensure that it is not intrusive for students,” said Rao.
He further added that the university is planning to strengthen the proctorial board so that the issues and problems related to students and faculty can be resolved quickly.
Talking about the security raid on faculty member’s house, he said, “It was an unfortunate incident where illegal raids were held at a professor’s house on campus. The proctorial board will be strengthened so that such incidents do not occur in future.”