The Delhi University has decided to constitute a seven-member committee which would propose changes in the university’s examination system with special preference to implementation of the ‘choice based credit scheme’. To allow students achieving ‘seamless mobility’ and to bring uniform grading system in higher education institutions the University Grants Commission (UGC) had recently written to all the universities regarding the implementation in their schemes.
The committee would be headed by Sunil Sodhi, Principal of Maharaja Agrasen College. The other members include the Joint Registrar Ram Dutta of DU, P Hemlatha Reddy, Principal of Sri Venketeswara College, Manoj Sinha, the Aryabhatta College Principal, Manoj Saxena of Department of Economics at Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, AK Baghi of Department of Chemistry at Dayal Singh College and Virender Bhardwaj of the Department of Hindi at Shivaji College.
The joint Registrar of DU, Ram Dutta said that the committee will draft a discussion paper on key issues such as revision required in the curriculum, examination and assessment systems and ensuring of credit equivalence. The committee would further discuss upon the grading pattern, the process of setting of question papers in various examinations, accountability of the evaluators, credits given to each subject or paper and the guidelines for credit transfer.
The panel is said to submit its report by the next month after which the university’s Executive council and Academic Council would take final decisions regarding the plan of action chalked out by the panel. The Credit based choice system would be implemented from the next academic session as pointed out by the union HRD minister Smriti Irani.