WHAT IS AUTONOMY? Autonomy is a functional status given to the colleges, by the University Grants Commission and University. It provides greater flexibility towards purely academic development for upliftment of academic standards and excellence.
WHO GRANTS AUTONOMY? UGC, GOVT., AICTE OR UNIVERSITY In case of Colleges affiliated to a university and where statutes for grant of autonomy are ready, it is the respective University that finally grants autonomy but only after concurrence from the respective state Government as well as UGC. The State Government has its own powers to grant autonomy directly to Govt. and Govt. aided Colleges.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DEEMED UNIVERSITY AND AN AUTONOMY COLLEGE? A Deemed University is fully autonomous to the extent of awarding its own Degree. A Deemed University is usually a Non-Affiliating version of a University and has similar responsibilities like any University. An Autonomous College enjoys Academic Autonomy alone. The University to which an autonomous college is affiliated will have checks on the performance of the autonomous college.
HOW WILL THE FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES OR OTHER STAKE – HOLDERS KNOW THAT WE ARE AN AUTONOMOUS COLLEGE? Autonomous status, once declared, shall be accepted by all the stake holders. The Govt. of Telangana mentions autonomous status during the First Year admission procedure. Foreign Universities and Indian Industries will know our status through our website.
WHAT IS THE CHANGE OF STATUS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IF WE BECOME AUTONOMOUS? An autonomous college carries a prestigious image. Autonomy is actually earned out of our continued past efforts on academic performances, our capability of self- governance and the kind of quality education we offer.
WHO GRANTS THE DEGREE IN AN AUTONOMOUS COLLEGE? The Parent University JNTUH will award degree to the students evaluated and recommended by the autonomous college. The degree certificates will be in a common format devised by the University. The name of the college will be mentioned in the degree certificates.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT TO THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OF AUTONOMOUS COLLEGES? An autonomous college carries a prestigious image for the students and the teachers. Autonomy reflects efforts for excellence in academic performances, capability of self governance and enhancement in the quality of education.
WHO WILL CHECK WHETHER THE ACADEMIC STANDARD IS MAINTAINED / IMPROVED AFTER AUTONOMY? HOW WILL IT BE CHECKED? There is a built in mechanism in the autonomous working for this purpose. An Internal Committee called Academic Programme Evaluation Committee, which will keep a watch on the academics and keep its reports and recommendations every year. In addition the highest academic council also supervises the academic matters. The standards of our question papers, the regularity of academic calendar, attendance of students, speed and transparency of result declaration and such other parameters are involved in this process.
WILL ACADEMIC AUTONOMY MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE PLACEMENTS OR EMPLOYABILITY? Certainly. The number of students qualifying for placement interviews is expected to improve, due to rigorous and repetitive classroom teaching and continuous assessment. Also the autonomous status is more responsive to the needs of the industry. As a result therefore, there will be a lot of scope for industry oriented skill development built-in into the system. The graduates from an autonomous college will therefore represent better employability.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE COMPLETE INTERNAL ASSESSMENT FOR THEORY OR PRACTICALS? Yes indeed. We define our own system. We have the freedom to keep the proportion of external and internal assessment component to choose.
WHY CREDIT BASED GRADE SYSTEM? The credit based grade system is an accepted standard of academic performance the world over in all Universities. The acceptability of our graduates in the world market shall improve.
WILL THERE BE ANY REVALUATION OR RE-EXAMINATION SYSTEM? No. There will double valuation of answer scripts. There will be a make up Examination after a reasonable preparation time after the End Semester Examination for specific cases mentioned in the Rules and Regulations. In addition to this, there shall be a ‘summer term’ (compressed term) followed by the End Semester Exam, to save the precious time of students.
HOW FAST SYLLABI CAN BE AND SHOULD BE CHANGED? Autonomy allows us the freedom to change the syllabi as often as we need.
WHO TAKES DECISIONS ON ACADEMIC MATTERS? The Governing Body of institute is the top academic body and is responsible for all the academic decisions. Many decisions are also taken at the lower level like Boards of Studies. Decisions taken at the Boared of Studies level are to be ratified at the Academic Council and Governing Body.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF EXAMINATION COMMITTEE? The Examinations Committee is responsible for the smooth conduct of internal, End Semester and make up Examinations. All matters involving the conduct of examinations spot valuations, tabulations preparation of Grade Cards etc fall within the duties of the Examination Committee.
WHO DECLARES THE RESULT? The result declaration process is also defined. After tabulation work wherein the SGPA, CGPA and final Grades are ready, the entire result is reviewed by the Moderation Committee. Any unusual deviations or gross level discrepancies are deliberated and removed. The entire result is discussed in the Examinations and Result Committee for its approval. The result is then declared on the institute notice boards as well put on the web site and Students Corner. It is eventually sent to the University.
WHO WILL KEEP THE STUDENT ACADEMIC RECORDS, UNIVERSITY OR MLRIT? It is the responsibility of the Dean, Academics of the Autonomous College to keep and preserve all the records.
WHAT IS OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE JNT UNIVERSITY? We remain an affiliated college of the JNT University. The University has the right to nominate its members on the academic bodies of the college.