Study Abroad in Hyderabad: Academics
Students take courses as part of the University's Study India Program (SIP) established in 1998. It is an interdisciplinary initiative emphasizing heritage, continuity and change in India. Students are encouraged to take one language class plus 3 other content courses, choosing from the specially-designed SIP courses as well as the regular course list for university students. Peer tutors are available for the language class.
Students must attend classes or provide valid excuses for absence. Failure to account for absences may result in mandatory withdrawal from the course.
Computer access and email
Students have access to the computer room at the International Student Residence and at the computer center and library on campus. Wireless Internet access is available at a number of convenient locations on and around the campus.
The normal course load is 4 courses for 4 credits each, totaling 16 credits for the semester. Each course is taught for a total of 60 classroom hours. Regular university courses will change based on the semester. Sample course lists are available on request.
The final grade is based on an internal assessment and final exam. No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Library of the University has a collection of over 285,000 volumes. Its public access catalogue is accessible online from all the schools of the University. It is the first fully-computerized library of its kind in India.
The Resident Director provides academic advice and serves as a liaison between students and the University.
Indian universities largely follow the lecture-based style of classroom teaching, rather than discussion-based classes. A final exam and regular assignments are mandatory.
All transcripts are provided by the University of Hyderabad.