Importance of following Syllabus in Educational Institutions

Any Syllabus is an agreement made at the academic level which helps in creating an academic relationship between the teachers and students doing a course. A syllabus is used as a starting point for communicating between teachers and students. What all things are to be expected during a course is being communicated through the syllabus which also helps in organizing the information and creates a theme for the learning atmosphere.

The syllabus of curriculum creates accountability for the course and is kept as an authoritative statement by the educational institution. A syllabus helps in creating a learning map for the instructors to aid teaching. How a course is made is dependent on the objectives of learning and the guidelines for assessing and evaluating the students is described through policies meant for grading. Syllabus is also a reference about what is expected from a student and a teacher.

After preparing the syllabus it is essential to give a copy to the student and teacher for reference purpose. The educational goals required to be fulfilled by students should be widely described in the copy given to students. The type and category for the course and the evaluation procedure should be described in the copy given to teachers.

The delivery mode of syllabus can vary depending upon the mode of the course. For online courses some educational institutions prefer the syllabus to be delivered electronically while regular colleges and schools rely on hard copies. Any changes in syllabus during the course should be informed to the students and teachers before starting the course and at the beginning of the academic year. The concerned departments holds the responsibility for keeping the syllabus relevant to the one provided by the university.