04 Mar

18 central varsity introduce choice-based credit system

NEW DELHI:  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 “The University Grants Commission has reported that 18 central universities funded by it introduced CBCS both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Other central universities are in different stages of implementation of CBCS . He said the UGC has said it 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.Katheria said all state Ministers of higher and technical education endorsed the credit framework for skills and the choice-based credit system at a meeting in January.He said that the UGC would also conduct eight regional workshops from March 20 to April 16 so that all the universities can be prepared and assisted in the implementation of CBCS.

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