Published On: Tue, Apr 14th, 2015

UGC Frames Model Syllabi for 19 UG Courses

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UGCUniversity Grants Commission (UGC) has formulated guidelines for adoption of uniform Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) across all the universities in 19 under graduate courses, to ensure seamless mobility of students across higher education institutions in the country as well as abroad.

Guidelines formulated for adoption of uniform CBCS are in public domain and the apex higher education regulatory body has asked all stakeholders, including students, to give their feedback so that they can be put up before the expert committee for consideration for finalizing syllabus.

Public relation officer, DAVV, Prof MS Parmar informed that there are 19 BA and BSc courses (subjects like history, economic, psychology, physics, chemistry, biomedical sciences, botany, zoology, anthropology, microbiology and forensic sciences) for which uniform CBCS has been formulated. Syllabi have been prepared for these courses as per guidelines for minimum course curriculum for UGC courses under CBCS. They will be sending feedback to the commission and have also asked students to do the same. CBCS universities will be allowed to deviate maximum of 20 per cent from the syllabi fixed by the committee.

UGC in its communique to universities stated: “Numerous measures to enhance efficiency and excellence in the higher education system in the country have been taken up. Reforms undertaken have led to noticeable improvement in standards of education. However, due to diversity of evaluation system followed by different universities in India, students have suffered acceptance of their credentials, at times, across the university system, as well as the employment agencies.”

It further said, to mitigate this procedure, UGC formulated guidelines for adoption of uniform choice-based credit system (CBCS) across all universities have been formulated. Credits earned by students can be transferred and would be of great value to the students in the event of their seeking migration from one institution to the other.