While addressing a conference of state education ministers, the HRD minister Smriti Irani made it clear that the new education policy of the country would see ‘Choice Based credit transfer system’ and ‘Credit framework for skills’ for benefiting the students nationwide. She urged the state education ministers to implement these changes in the state universities as well, as the Central universities has already decided to implement these changes from the next academic year.
Irani said, “I appeal to the state to implement these two systems form the coming academic session. I also appeal the states to hold discussions with the Vice-Chancellors and principles and also appeal to UGC to provide guidance to the VCs.”
Under the Choice Based Credit System the students would opt for their own choice of courses and learn at their own pace, while undergoing additional courses and acquire more than the required credits, so that they could adopt an interdisciplinary approach to learning to make it more practical oriented. This would also help the students to become mobilized and learn across various institutions around the country without any hindrance.
Under the Credit Framework for Skills programme, the students would be allowed to choose between the multiple pathways that would include vocational education, sills, education and job markets to choose from.
Irani agreed to form a joint working group and a ‘grievance cell’ which would resolve all the issues arising out of the implementation of credit framework on skill s which would provide mainstream vocational education to the students and would brought up respect to skill programmes. Views from the cross section of the society which would include parents and their wards would also be taken into account.