“Grading” this is the one of the best methods of evaluation. We have taken farewell for rank system in 10th & inter, now this is going to be done in degree also.
Universities in Telangana will be switching to the semester and grading system under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) from the next academic year. Guidelines for the implementation of the scheme have been framed in Telangana, along with a transition timeline to be followed over the next few months till the beginning of the academic year. A three-member rule-framing committee was formed by the TS government earlier this year based on recommendations of the UGC and Union HRD Ministry. The Centre had exhorted all states to implement the CBCS in an Education Ministers’ conference in November last year.
The committee has submitted its recommendations to the TS government and asked for implementation of the scheme from the upcoming academic year in a phased manner for different categories of institutions. Only state universities, their constituent colleges and autonomous colleges are likely to adopt the CBCS in the first phase this year.
The government is very keen to implement the scheme from the upcoming academic year. Education Minister has also said that whatever happens we should implement the CBCS system, at least in its bare form, According to the senior education department official. Osmania University Officials have already decided to switch to CBCS. They are going to switch to the CBCS from the upcoming academic year at any cost. The government is also quite inclined to do it.
The report submitted to the government has recommended a timeline of preparative events like placing the CBCS guidelines in the Executive Council and Academic Senate of universities prior to its implementation. The Governor will also have to give his assent to the adoption of the system. A phase-wise adoption plan has also been prepared according to which universities, constituent and autonomous colleges will adopt the CBCS first.
Accredited colleges will do it in the next phase followed by other affiliated colleges. It also depends on their infrastructure level. If a college is small and doesn’t have the required infrastructure they can’t do it straightaway.
From now onwards exams are not conducted annually these are semester wise which are going to be conducted for every six months. MPC students can opt other subjects as their optional like Botany, History etc and study in any college in any university, state, country as their wish.
As central government is suggesting to implement CBCS(Choice Based Credit System) i.e., preparing a student to face real life situations like job, needs for job like communication skills, songs etc. Our Telangana govt is also thinking to implement this programme in Osmania university.
As University Grants Commission(UGC) released the Guidelines to all universities to implement CBCS system
Telangana CBCS Committee Recommendations
The following recommendations are given by CBCS committee of Telangana.
a) According to CBCS each subject is divided in to 3 parts.
- Main subject – 60%
2 subjects to develop communication skills is 20%
- Compulsory subjects – 20%
b) To gain more knowledge and to develop skills these are additional subjects.
c) Selected subjects are those which give additional knowledge of main subjects or to develop knowledge, skills of other subjects.
d) Compulsory subjects are personality development, skill development etc.
e) Teaching is 5 days out of 7.
f) Total Minimum credits in Degree level -144, Main subjects -90 credits
g) Minimum credits in PG level – 97 (main subjects -64)
As every course is changing from yearly to semester wise B.Ed is also changed and it consists four semesters as B.Ed is two year course from next academic year.
The Centre and the University Grants Commission (UGC) want to infuse mobility and flexibility in higher education by implementing the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The UGC or the AICTE have also not fixed the number of course hours to be instructed per week. The report submitted to the TS government has put a cap of 30 hours of instruction in a week. Experts say that CBCS still lacks uniformity as different varsities in different states assign different number of credits to each under graduate and post-graduate course.
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