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DU adopts Choice based credit system


There had long been confusion regarding the adoption of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) which was finally removed with a formal announcement by the Delhi University of the decision to implement it starting academic session 2015-2016. Initially, there had been a number of disagreements by Abha Dev Habib, Ajay K Bhagi and court members Rajesh Gogna, Ajay Kumar and JL Gupta including stating undemocratic nature of implementation as the reason. Certain college authorities and staff also predicted its failure like the FYUP. The resolution for its implementation was, however, passed by an executive council.

According to the Government, implementing CBCS will allow seamless mobility across higher education institutions, choose multidisciplinary subjects and even let students transfer the credits earned in one institution. Choice Based Credit System will allow students to study core, elective and enhancement courses which will be marked on the basis of a grading system. This is will allow students to complete course from various institutions by just transferring credits.

This decision has not only saved the university from all the flak it received for its decisiveness, it shall also enable the colleges and students to devise a structure, syllabus and time tables accordingly.

This resolution is now subject to the directive by the University Grants Commission which had earlier pressed upon each college having its own set of guidelines to give a unique characteristic to it.

Choice Based Credit System replaced percentage score in Delhi University

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The joint registrar of Delhi University has decided to use the University Grants Commission’s Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in scoring in examinations in place of percentage score. The Joint Registrar of academics in DU informed all the colleges On April 29 that they must kick their preparation off to implement CBCS from the next educational session.

The decision emerged following a meeting between the deans of the colleges and the Vice-Chancellor of DU, Dinesh Singh on April 23 in which the Executive Council of the university affiliated to to go ahead with CBCS for 19 B.A and B.Sc courses.

Regarding this, a letter has been sent to the all colleges asking them to introduce the syllabus according to the guidelines of the UGC. All rules and regulations, model curriculum and syllabus structure has been made available on the official website of the UGC.

A few months ago, the faculties of DU colleges objected the implementation of the CBCS, saying that it will be difficult for the University to accommodate with three different systems for each academic year- CBCS in the first year, semester system in the second year and the FYUP in the third year.

According to the UGC, whose key plan is the opening of choice based credit system to allow students to transfer across universities in India and overseas also. This system will be no character translation problem or discrepancy scheme in scoring among universities. This enables students to choose courses that they love to learn at their own pace, to take additional courses for additional credits and adopt an interactive approach to learning.

The UGC has taken a number of steps to improve the efficiency and excellence in higher education, and this has led to significant improvements in the standards of education. But as a consequence of the universities in India after evaluating various systems, students experience the receipt of their credentials across the University system, as well as employment agencies.

In order to solve this problem, guidelines for the adoption of a unified credit system have been proposed. The credits obtained by students can be transferred and this would help them in case they need to migrate from one College to another.

Even defenders are against FYUP choice based credit system

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Delhi University Academic Council passed the Commission for choice based credit system (CBCS) and its implementation indirectly — but the greatest amount of disagreement for a long time – 15

Although many argue, CBCS with its Foundation courses and the promise of flexibility is, in fact FYUP on a large scale, even many supporters of the disastrous four years of undergraduate not Vice-Chancellor at this time.

Other than the six members of the AC — from the left democratic teachers Front and Samajwadi Shikshak Manch and Sambhavana — he also objected to FYUP, there were differences even among academics for action and development (Misra), had protested most vehemently against rollback FYUP, going as seats in a hunger strike at the gates of the vice regal Lodge and the filing of a claim in the Supreme Court.

On Wednesday, two of its members In AC – Rajesh K. Jha (former member of the standing Committee on FYUP) and Sadhna Sharma (who helped with course design) – agreed on CBCS, using the same arguments in their dissent note that detractors FYUP made against it.

His dissent note – also signed Sanjay Kumar and AM Khan INTEC argues that the Ministry of HRD, letter DU to create a Committee on CBCS is “an attack on statutory jurisdiction ka CBCS came to DU in a dramatic way and in a non-consultative way” and that “this proposal should be [Sent] departmental councils / boards staff / faculties”.

Choice Based Credit System to be implemented in Govt universities soon

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The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry will take steps to make a new national education policy in next month by holding consultations with states and also taking the views of different stakeholders.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani said -a seminar to argue the new education guidelines with states will be held in February. She said that in the upcoming months, we will go to the states to pay attention to them. States should help us to hold discussions right from the village enlightening committee to the block and state level. She was addressing a meeting of state education ministers to talk about adoption of ‘choice-based credit transfer system’ and ‘credit structure for skills’.

Irani advised the states to accept both the systems from the accommodating educational session. The ‘credit framework for skills’ permits manifold pathways between occupational education, skills, education and job markets.

A joint working group including central and state government applicants will be established to reform “critical issues” in the completion of the two systems. The HRD ministry will also establish a complaint compartment in the UGC to speak to the challenges for its accomplishment.

DU Set up board for implementing choice-based credit system

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Delhi University established a seven-member committee to bring changes in the university’s examination system with an intention to implement the ‘choice- based credit scheme’. The University Grants Commission (UGC) directed all universities to introduce the plan to permit students ‘seamless mobility’ diagonally higher education institutions and make a standardized grading system.

The committee will be headed by the Principal of Maharaja Agrasen College Sunil Sodhi. Dutt said that the committee will draft a discussion paper with regard to main issues such as assessment systems, revision required in the curriculum, ensuring of credit equivalence and examination system.  There will also be discussion about guidelines for credit transfer, credits for each subject or paper, accountability of evaluators, process of setting question papers and the grading pattern.

The panel will submit its report in the next month upon which the varsity’s Executive Council and Academic Council will decide the final course of action. According to the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, the credit-based choice system will be functional in the next academic session.

The system is aimed at providing ‘cafeteria’ type access to students and it is possible to transfer the credits earned by the students.  This system will benefit all those students who are looking for migration from one institution to another.

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