The much discussed and sought after Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) that has been recently launched by the University Grants Commission (UGC) was launched years before in Tamil Nadu (TN). But the system is yet to be standardized and difficulties pertaining to providing seamless mobility for students across the institutions, need to be minimized.
Though CBCS is a good beginning and not only should it build a uniform credit system across universities, but also ensure that universities have capacity building mechanisms to provide the choice said S Vaidhyasubramaniam, dean of planning and development Sastra University, Thanjavur.
Agreeing to this, Former Madras University vice-chancellor G Thiruvasagam said that this will definitely ensure globalization of education and the syllabus quality. But to ensure quality adequate infrastructure, faculty and resources is also required.
The CBCS system envisaged by the UGC, provides the students an opportunity to choose three types of courses in each of the foundation, core and elective fields.
- CBCS made mandatory by UGC in all Universities from 2015-16
- It was earlier launched by Tamil Nadu, but the system needs standardization yet
- Academics say, though system is a noble approach but adequate infrastructure, faculty and resources is required to achieve it