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Colleges affiliated to Delhi Univ oppose choice-based credit system

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Colleges affiliated to the Delhi University have opposed the implementation of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) from the coming academic session, with the staff associations of more than 30 such colleges uniting against the proposal.

The DU Teachers' Association (DUTA) has also communicated its resolutions to the University Grants Commission (UGC), which had put up on its website the proposed structure as well as syllabi of 18 subjects, inviting comments/feedback from all stakeholders, which will be presented to an expert committee for consideration, before the finalization of syllabus.

CBCS will enable students to take up a subject of preference and migrate in a smooth fashion across different institutes through the grading system.

Colleges affiliated to DU oppose CBCS

CBCS may lead to extensive work-load fluctuations and ad-hoc teacher recruitment in colleges.

Moreover, less popular courses (regional languages, etc.) may be taken off the list of programs offered by the colleges.

Mobility all over the country may result in other issues, such as accommodation problems.

CBCS is expected to be implemented in all universities of the country, starting the 2015-16 academic year.

It is being implemented to bring about a merger of knowledge with expertise in the education system of India. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had earlier directed DU to take prompt action to put CBCS into practice from the coming academic session.

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