A syllabus is a kind of instructive tool that sets a standard of what is expected to happen during the complete course session. It prescribes the topics and concepts on the basis of which students will be tested in the final examination. A syllabus actually serves as the contract between the students and the teachers which contains functions and ideas that are used for the assessment of the students’ performance.
The syllabus is a course-planning tool. It helps the instructor prepare and organize the course
It describes the course goals; explains the course structure and assignments, exams, review sessions, and other activities which required for students to learn the material.
It conveys to students a clear idea of the course content and the knowledge they will gain throughout the course.
It gives students room to do extensive practice in the form of various problem sets, homework and subject oriented assignments.