India, Jan. 11 -- Sir Parshurambhau College or S P College, as it is known, has been awarded the autonomous status and it is one among eight institutions in Maharashtra to have got the status.

The autonomous status has been conferred on the age-old institution after they submitted the proposal under the University Grants Commission (UGC) for a period of ten years, effective from 2019-2020 to 2028-2029

"We are very happy and excited to have received this status as this means we will have autonomy to plan the syllabus and evaluation methodology. The current syllabus is bulky and redundant and has less relevance to the market and industries in terms of student skill sets. It is important for the syllabus to be outcome oriented and should b...