UGC asks varsities to implement CBCS at earliest
JShri, 15 Jan 2015
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all the universities across the country to set up a Working Group of senior members of the university to develop a time bound action plan to implement Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Credit Framework for Skill Development (CFSD).


The UGC notice has come following a meeting of the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) with state higher education ministers, earlier this month.


During the meeting decision was taken to implement CBCS and adoption of CFSD across the universities and colleges from the coming academic session, 2015-16.

The move is being seen as a huge relief to students as CBCS is expected to provide wider option to students in terms of choosing courses and also ensure their seamless mobility across the institutions.


UGC Chairman Prof Ved Prakash in his letter to Vice Chancellors and Directors has requested their personal intervention for successful implementation of both the programmes.


He has asked for, “semesterization of curricula, restructuring syllabi in the form of modules, standardization of examinations and switching- over from numerical marking system to grading system.”


The commission has developed a template and also formulated guidelines to facilitate implantation of CBCS for universities to use it as base. It has also come up with a scheme to introduce CBCS in skill based vocational courses.

Abhay Anand

 

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