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Evening colleges are making a comeback-Telangana Today

These colleges were a common sight in the 1980s and 1990s, allowing various professionals to pursue courses including engineering, law and management.

Release date – May 29, 2024, 10:34 PM


Evening lectures are making a comeback
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Hyderabad: Evening classes, once popular in the 1980s and 1990s, are making a major comeback in the state. More technical colleges will roll out bachelor’s degree programs for working professionals with evening classes from the coming academic year.

The evening lectures aim to revive an old concept and make it easy for working professionals to balance their professional lives and educational ambitions, and move up the career ladder.


These colleges were a common sight in the 1980s and 1990s, allowing a variety of professionals to pursue courses including engineering, law and management.

However, over time, as demand decreased, colleges shifted their approach to a day-based approach. Rapid technological advancement has created a huge demand for upskilling and reskilling of the country’s workforce.

This prompted the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to come up with technical programs for working professionals last year.

Twelve engineering colleges in the state have been given permission by the AICTE to offer engineering courses to working professionals during the academic year 2023-2024. While Osmania University College of Engineering (OUCE) started courses, eleven colleges did not receive a nod from the state government.

“The colleges, which received approval last time, were looking for innovation and new institutions may come up to offer undergraduate technical programs for working professionals. A list of approved institutions of the AICTE is expected soon,” an official said.

In addition to Civil, Mechanical Engineering and AI & ML engineering courses, the OUCE offers Electrical and Electronics engineering from this year.

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