VISAKHAPATNAM: Commencing 2015-16, GITAM University will implement the much-debated Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) as suggested by the UGC. The university is also contemplating redesigning the syllabus for the holistic development of students with focus on employability.
The Common Board of Studies of the university which met here Saturday, took the decision to implement CBCS in the presence of 26 external Board members including 10 professors from IITs in Delhi, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Kharagpur and NITs along with 10 experts from RINL, NSTL, Infosys and HPCL and also the vice-chancellor of Tamil Nadu Rural University.
Addressing the Common Board, vice-chancellor G Subrahmanyam emphasised the need for CBCS and redesigning the syllabus for the holistic development of students. The curriculum prioritises employability with a thrust on encouraging students to become entrepreneurs.
“The University has decided to regroup all the departments in Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Bengaluru campuses as various schools like the School of English, School of Computers, and School of Electronics to give more scope for inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies,” he added.
The V-C announced that the GITAM Institute of Technology (GIT) would offer an MS programme in automotive engineering in association with Canada-based University of Windsor from the academic year 2015-16. Pro vice-chancellor D Harinarayana, registrar M Potha Raju and others explained the new credit system.