All the Vice Chancellors of central universities have been called up for a meeting on July 7 by the Human Resource and Development (HRD) ministry to discuss over the issue and implementation of CBCS. The discussion regarding the effective implementation of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) would be discussed with the VCs of various central universities in the meeting.
The government is keen to implement the CBCS from the upcoming 2015-16 in all the universities around the country. Most of the universities have also agreed with HRD ministry’s decision to implement the system and has worked on models to implement the system on their universities as programmes have been launched to fine-tune the syllabus accordingly.
There is also a rejection of the system that is on the rise from various academic fraternities as they claim the system to be a “crackdown on varsities’ autonomy”. The universities including Delhi University, Jamia Milia Islamia and Jawaharlal Nehru University has given their consent over adoption of the system for the 2015-16 session, but their teacher bodies are against the system and are protesting saying the system would use students as ‘guinea pigs’ for their experiments every now and then.
The commission which is responsible to smoothly take out the system to all the universities has on the contrary said, “nothing contrary has been suggested in the template of the syllabi so designed by the experts” and there is a provision to the universities to deviate 30 percent from the common syllabus proposed for the system, which was earlier set to 20%.
UGC had asked all the central universities to implement the CBCS from the ongoing academic session after the meeting of all the Vice-Chancellors in September 2014. This new system would allow the students to attain ‘seamless mobility’ across all the higher education institutions and make them able to transfer their earned credits while they move.