DU to implement CBCS this session

Published on May 08, 2015 12:17:25 PM
Delhi University has decided to go ahead with the introduction of Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) from 2015 session without the "mandate" of the varsity's Executive Council.

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.

"I advise you to start the process of preparation of the syllabi for all undergraduate courses within the structure laid down by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The detailed guidelines, course structure, draft model syllabi for the 19 undergraduate courses which are available on UGC's website may be carefully pursued by you before starting the process," the letter said.

CBCS allows students' "seamless mobility" across higher education institutions and transfer of credit earned by them.

However, members of the executive council, which is the supreme decision making body of the varsity, said the matter has not been reported before it.

"The matter has not come for its perusal before the executive council. Like the FYUP, this matter is also being forced in a fast-track manner following the UGC diktat. The university has all the rights and autonomy to reject the proposed program," Abha Dev Habib, an EC member said.