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Way2k 6 Oct 2012
NU implements credit system in PG course

After a long wait, Nagpur University has finally implemented the much-awaited Choice-based Credit System (CBCS) from the forthcoming academic session in postgraduate (PG) courses. TOI had on 22nd February 2012, first reported about NU's move to go with CBCS as per UGC guidelines. NU is the only university in Maharashtra without the CBCS in postgraduate courses, after neighbouring Amravati University implemented it last year. A notification was recently issued by registrar Mahesh Yenkie after Academic Council cleared the proposal on 23rd February 2012 and Management Council gave its nod on 11th May, 2012.

NU implements credit system in PG course

After this, vice chancellor Vilas Sapkal put a final stamp of approval. The CBCS would also be implemented in LLB five-year and three-year courses, M.A, M.Com, M.Sc, M.Lib, M.Pharm, M.B.A, M.C.M and post graduate diploma in computer applications (PGDCA). However, currently, only credit-based system will be implemented while choice-based would be taken up later. "The CBCS will be implemented across all PG courses and colleges have to follow all rules and regulations," Yenkie told TOI. He said there will be semester pattern in all PG courses and exams would be conducted twice in an academic year.

"Additionally, colleges will get 90 days to complete the syllabus of each semester. The workload of colleges will definitely increase. Accordingly, their expenses will also grow, as they have to offer better infrastructure and facilities," he said, adding that even NU's workload will increase as they will have to conduct exams twice a year, including setting and moderating question papers. Agreeing with him, principal of Central India College of Law SM Rajan said they will face some problems in first year but will adapt to it gradually.

"In this credit-based system, we have to keep all records of students and therefore paperwork will increase. Even evaluation pattern has been changed and now 20 marks sessional have been reintroduced in law faculty," he said. The CBCS is followed globally, and many top-ranked institutions admit students on the basis of these grades. Even apex bodies like UGC, Union HRD ministry and National Knowledge Commission (NKC) have recommended the system for enhancing quality of higher education.

Courtesy: Times of India

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