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Percentage Scores to be Replaced by Choice Based Credit System in DU

May 6, 2015 17:41 IST

    In accordance with the UGC’s decision to initiate Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) over the educational institutes from this academic session, Delhi University has decided to adopt the same in the scoring of examinations. The joint registrar of the university cleared the same about the new system that is going to take place from the upcoming session this year. He notified on April 29 that the colleges under the university should begin preparations to introduce the CBCS from the academic session that is just about to begin.

    The decision was taken after the meeting that took place between the deans of the colleges and the Vice Chancellor of DU, Mr. Dinesh Singh. Before implementing the system and introduction of the new pattern in marking, the Executive Council of the university was consulted. The affiliated institutes to DU are also asked to follow the system. Under this new system there would be 19 B.A and B.Sc courses in which the students would get evaluated in a new process. The rules and regulations, syllabus structure and model curriculum that needs to be followed under the new system are made available in the official website of UGC.

    The goal of UGC on the other hand is to introduce the system so that the students could get more mobile while studying and transfer across universities in India as well as in abroad during their academic period. They believe that with this system there would be not issue of conversion of marks or disparity in scoring schemes that are presently eminent in various universities. The system also provides options for the students to choose subjects of their choice and enables them to learn what they like at their own pace. Students can also take up additional courses to get extra credit points and enhance their approach towards learning in a more interactive manner.

    According to UGC there are many significant steps that have been taken for the overall development of the students and the quality of higher education. This system would be a feather added to those measures.

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