University education to have choice-based credit system

By Pti

New Delhi, Jan 7: Taking up a subject of choice and migrating seamlessly from one university to another is set to become a reality from the coming academic session across the country as almost all the states today "unanimously" decided to adopt a choice-based credit system.

A suggestion was also accepted at the State Education Ministers' conference here to set up a joint working group comprising Central and state government nominees to sort out critical issues in implementing the choice-based credit system.


The meeting which was chaired by HRD Minister Smriti Irani also agreed that the joint working group will resolve issues arising out of the implementation of credit framework on skills which seeks to mainstream vocational education and bring respect to the skill programmes.

University to adopt choice-based credit system

The meeting was called to find a consensus among the states to implement the system in all state universities as the Centre has already announced implementing them in the Central universities from the coming academic session.

Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, which already have the choice- based credit transfer system in their respective states, had suggested setting up of the working group.

The 'choice-based credit transfer' system will enable students to opt for courses of their choice, learn at their own pace, undergo additional courses and acquire more than the required credits and adopt an interdisciplinary approach to learning.

Adoption of the grading system will facilitate seamless mobility of students across the institutions of learning in the country. The minister also agreed to set up a 'grievance cell' in UGC, addressing challenges arising out of the implementation of the programme.

"Ministers from all states endorsed the credit framework for skills and the new choice-based credit system guidelines issued by UGC."

"A presentation was also made on reforms in teachers education and recently approved regulations of the National Council of Teacher Education for improving the quality of B.Ed courses. The states welcomed the initiative," the statement said.


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