DU’s Choice Based Credit System has got students excited
The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) provides a ‘cafeteria’ approach in which the students can take courses of their choice, learn at their own pace, undergo additional courses, and acquire more than the required credits.
CBCS will facilitate student mobility across institutions within the country and across other country; also it will help the potential employer to assess the performance of the students in a better way. Many of the students are eager to pursue their undergraduate courses under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).
CBCS represents a shift in focus from teaching based to learning education since the workload is based on investment of time in learning. CBCS offers more flexibility to the students by allowing them to choose interdisciplinary courses along with major courses, which would make education more broad-based.
Delhi University’s undergraduate classes begin on Monday and with the choice-based credit system (CBCS) being introduced this year, orientation programmes have taken on an extra significance.
The colleges will explain the structure and the options to the new candidates at the orientation.
There are other universities that have been offering the choice based credit courses to students: Amity University in Noida, Ashoka University, Shiva Nadar University, Jawaharlal University, Kerala University, University of Mumbai, Goa University, Manipur university, Kachchh University and Gujarat University are some of the varsities who have been running successfully with the choice based system.
While the first year will study as per CBCS, the second year will continue with the normal semester system of the university and the third year will be studying under the now defunct Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) batch.
To facilitate the smooth implementation of the CBCS, varsity has constituted a CBCS Oversight Committee (CBCS-OC) to be headed by the Dean, Faculty of Science and whose members include several Deans as well as some Principals.