TSCHE and CCETS inks MoU with ISB

By Team Marcomm Oct 21, 2022

[October 21, 2022, Hyderabad ]: Today, the Indian School of Business (ISB) inked an MoU with the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) and Commissionerate of Collegiate Education, Telangana State (CCETS) to study and recommend holistic and robust assessment and evaluation systems in Telangana’s higher education which in turn would pave the way for Telangana to emerge as an exemplary State for introducing next-generation assessment and evaluation systems.

The MoU was inked by Prof. Madan Pillutla, Dean, ISB; Shri Navin Mittal, IAS, Commissioner, Collegiate Education (CCE), Government of Telangana and Prof. R.Limbadri, Chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) at a programme organised in ISB campus.

As part of the MoU, all aspects of higher education assessment and evaluation will be covered – the current system of end-term examinations and internal examinations will be analysed in detail, and a new framework will be proposed. Further, ISB would determine the knowledge and skills that need to be assessed, by forecasting future market requirements.

The study would include 1000+ degree colleges within the State of Telangana with a specific in-depth focus on six select degree colleges incorporating combinations of - urban, rural, government, aided and non-aided colleges in the state.

Shri Navin Mittal, IAS, underlined: “the State of Telangana is always at the forefront in ushering innovative and futuristic changes in the academic set-up and today’s MoU with ISB will add new momentum in redefining the educational and assessment/evaluation parameters in the State”.

Prof. R.Limbadri highlighted: “The need of the hour is to relook at the present examination and evaluation system. Students are getting good marks but there is a dearth of research grants and employability challenges persist. We would like to assess the ability for critical thinking, and problem-solving among the students, but we are currently testing only their memory. The ISB’s study should help to re-evaluate the curriculum, ingrain domain knowledge and bring change to the existing teaching and learning methodology. “Ultimately, we want to make our students employable and knowledgeable”.

Prof. Chandrashekar Sripada, Professor of Practice, Organizational Behaviour & Strategic Human Capital, ISB, is the principal investigator for this study. He said: “in the current fast-evolving global scenarios, a robust and holistic assessment mechanism will equip the students to work towards gaining new skills that would be critical for their career progression. We are sure today's MoU will go a long way in adding more value to the students. Also, by conducting this comprehensive study, we will come up with specific recommendations to strengthen the assessment and evaluation frameworks that would help improve the quality of higher education in Telangana”.