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Posted at: Nov 15, 2017, 2:02 AM; last updated: Nov 15, 2017, 2:02 AM (IST)

Choice-based credit system at PU from next academic session

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  • As per the University Grants Commission (UGC), the CBCS provides an opportunity for students to choose from the prescribed courses, comprising core, elective, minor or skill-based courses. The courses can be evaluated following the grading system, which is considered to be better than the conventional marks system. The uniform grading system will also enable potential employers in assessing the performance of the candidates.
  • The CBCS allows students to chooseinter-disciplinary andintra-disciplinary courses, skill-oriented papers (even from other disciplines according to their learning needs, interests and aptitude).

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 14

Panjab University is going to implement choice based credit system (CBCS) from 2018-19 in colleges. 

Principals of colleges of Chandigarh under the chairmanship of AK Bhandari, former Registrar-cum-Controller of Examination, Dean University Instruction Meenakshi Malhotra, and Dean College Development Council Parvinder Singh today organised a seminar related to choice based credit system, digitalisation (Swayam Prabha, MOOCs Swayam, e-Pathshala) and National Academic Depositary (NAD) at Panjab University.

Today’s seminar was the first in the series of seminars to be held at Ludhiana, Muktsar and Hoshiarpur on the theme.

Prof Parvinder Singh while welcoming the participants said the aim of the seminar was to give detailed presentation to the principals and faculty members about various implementation aspects of the CBCS and e-initiatives of the Centre.

He said, “With newer choice guidelines and modalities in place, the PU is all set to introduce the CBCS across all its colleges from the next academic session.”

The CBCS adds a new dimension to academics for the students. The students can take up courses across disciplines and develop on their credits at the same time, he added.

Keeping this in mind, template of the CBCS for arts, science and commerce stream was discussed in detail.

Prof AK Bhandari, Dr Dalip Kumar, Additional Director, RUSA, UT Administration, Dr Nitin from the Department of Economics, and Prof Devinder Mehta from the Department of Physics, gave presentations on the CBCS.

As per the University Grants Commission (UGC), the CBCS provides an opportunity for students to choose courses from the prescribed courses, comprising core, elective or minor or skill-based courses. The courses can be evaluated following the grading system, which is considered to be better than the conventional marks system. The uniform grading system will also enable potential employers in assessing the performance of the candidates.

The CBCS allows students to choose inter-disciplinary, intra-disciplinary courses, skill oriented papers (even from other disciplines according to their learning needs, interests and aptitude).

Prof Parvinder Singh gave presentation on NAD which covered all the contents of digital projects launched by the HRD Ministry such as Swayam Prabha, MOOCs Swayam, e-Pathshala.

Dr Bhushan K Sharma, Principal, GGDSD College, Chandigarh, gave a presentation on e-content implementation process curriculum.

Prof  Meenakshi Malhotra, who is also acting the Vice- Chancellor, solicited the active support of all in the smooth implementation of the new system in the affiliated colleges. She said the new system was student friendly and it has already been implemented on the campus. 

She said that FAQs on the new system would be uploaded on the website and teams of experts from the University would also be sent to the colleges as per their demand to clear the doubts.

Over 60 participants from local colleges, including principals and faculty members, were present today.

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