Curriculum is the central Sun around which the other six quality indicators revolve round like planets. Quality of education depends on the quality of the curriculum. The curriculum, which offers the objectives and outcomes and suggests the methodology and proper way of assessment is highly beneficial both the teacher and the student. For all core courses learning outcomes are given and the teacher presents learning outcomes for every unit, which helps him understand how to proceed and is able to assess himself properly.
APSCHE prepares and prescribes CBSE common core curriculum for all the institutions, keeping in mind the local, regional and global needs. Curriculum of the present day is dynamic and far better than the syllabi prescribed before. However good the curriculum may be, it should not be static lest it would result in stagnation.
Autonomous institutions have academic freedom and they are at liberty to review and update curriculum. Depending on the worth and aspiration of the student, the educator has to design the curriculum to suit their needs. Revision of syllabus has to be done continuously.
Curriculum that offers objectives and learning outcomes is like a road map which makes the teacher knows the direction in which the journey has to be made and see whether the student is following. Feedback on curriculum is pivotal as it reveals the opinions of the learners. It refers to the knowledge and skills students are expected to learn to settle well in the global village. Autonomous colleges offer Skill-based, employment -oriented certificate courses and value addition which help students develop their own skills in their chosen field of the study. The educators with potential educational and instructional practices have a very precise, technical meaning in mind and know the ways of making continuous improvement.
A good curriculum includes thenecessary goals, methods, materials and assessments to effectively support instruction and learning.Assessment in a curriculum is a continuous process of gathering information about a student’s learning so that the educator understands what the student knows, understands, and can do with their knowledge and skills.
Curriculum encompasses syllabi pertaining to the subject, Life Skill Programs, Skill Development programs, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities keep them in good stead.A dynamic vibrant curriculum is the most important ingredient of quality education.