Delhi University finally passed the verdict of implementation of choice based credit system (cbcs) from the year 2015-2016. At the end it removes the confusion of all the students taking admission in undergraduate programme. But first we should know what choice based credit system actually is?
The answer is firstly this system is an instructional bundle created to suit the necessities of undergraduates to keep pace with the advancements in advanced education and the quality confirmation expected of it in the light of liberalization and globalization in advanced education.
Secondly, in it there is semesterisation of all the ug courses, the syllabi will be reconstructed such that all the institutes follow the same syllabi with no individualization.
Thirdly, the marking will be on the basis of 10 point grading system. The term „Credit‟ alludes to the weight age given to a course; normally in connection to the allocated hours spend in the institution. The UGC declares to types of grading:
- Relative grading taking into account dispersion of imprints got by the students in their course and the evaluations are recompensed in view of cut off imprints or percentile.
- Absolute grading, in which on the basis of predetermined class intervals the grades will be distributed.
This verdict was passed by an executive council but the other 5 members disagreed with the decision and said that it was all done in an undemocratic manner. These dissenters were Abha Dev Habib, Ajay K Bhagi and court members Rajesh Gogna, Ajay Kumar and JL Gupta. Earlier UGC and Delhi University differed on the implementation to which Delhi University stated not to implement CBCS against the approval of HRD and UGC.
“There was no exchange on the CBCS… There was no explanation or consultation on it. Regardless of dispute from five individuals the VC passed the CBCS usage,” one of the EC individuals Abha Dev Habib said.
As indicated by the Government, executing CBCS will permit consistent versatility crosswise over advanced education foundations, pick multidisciplinary subjects and even let understudies exchange the credits earned in one establishment.
In this system Delhi university and several other universities can organize an entrance test, transfer of faculty members and the transfer of credits for students. This system is beneficial as compared to the current system because now a student can move from one institution to another by carrying the grades.
But according to the opposition this system will also result as a collapse of the four year undergraduate programme.
They say with this UGC will bring a break off between students , faculty and DU. According to Habib the education system should not be rushed without predetermining its consequences and approval from everyone as seen earlier in semester and four year ug progaramme. These systems can work well in the universities like Oxford and Yale but not in India where we work in a large classroom system.
Concluding the topic we have a thought that in India education is another field of experiment, if accepted and processed in a discipline then we are successful else oppositions will make it correct.