Hyderabad: In a major shift in the context of the National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020), the Telangana State Intermediate Education Board (TSBIE) has sent proposals to the state government for a complete overhaul of the current two years of intermediate education by introducing new courses in the emerging engineering and data science courses.
According to TSBIE sources, the board took the decision following the direction of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao during an education review meeting asking him to come up with new courses beneficial to the students. Accordingly, it appointed committees to target new courses that could be introduced in both science, social science, and humanities streams.
Following receipt of committee reports, TSBIE sent proposals to the state government for approval to introduce courses in data science, computer science, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and computer science. learning, cybersecurity, networking, software engineering and public policy. from the academic year 2022-23.
Speaking to The Hans India, a senior TSBIE official said: “It is proposed to make the new courses available to newly admitted students of the academic year 2022-23. the current year and the new courses it is proposed to introduce streams for the social sciences and humanities from the academic year 2023-24.”
Students, who have already entered the second year, will continue with their existing course combination.
Currently, the TSBIE offers two years of intermediate level with the combinations of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry (MPC), Botany, Zoology, Chemistry (BiPC), Economics of Commerce, Civics (CEC), History, Economics and Civics (HEC). ), Mathematics, Economics and Civics (MEC).
The TSBIE pointed out that despite several revisions to the existing curriculum, students have not been able to compete for admission to institutions such as IITs, NITs and other National Institutions of Excellence. The reforms introduced at 10+2 level in several northern states and other parts of India have made students from these states shine brighter than students from Telangana.
To bridge this gap and give a competitive edge to students in Telangana, TSBIE has come up with new courses, he said.