In a new turn of events, Delhi University (DU) has now said that it will not go ahead with the implementation of the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) if its Executive Council and Academic Council decide against the same.
It may be mentined here that some time back, DU had decided to go ahead with the introduction of Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) from the upcoming academic session, apparently without the “mandate” of the varsity’s Executive Council. In an official communication to deans of all faculties on April 29, DU’s joint registrar (academics) has directed them to start preparations for the implementation of CBCS.
The registrar’s communication came after a meeting between the vice-chancellor, Dinesh Singh, and the deans to discuss its implementation on April 23.
As many as 18 UGC-funded central universities have introduced Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to bring about qualitative improvement in higher education. Minister of State for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria said in Lok Sabha during Question Hour session that UGC has been constantly persuading the universities to introduce academic reforms like introduction of semester system, CBCS and grading, to bring about qualitative improvement in higher education in the country.