Utkal University to implement the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)


Utkal University has decided to implement the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in its 230 affiliated colleges from 2016-17 academic session to begin this month.

Under the CBCS all universities and colleges have to adopt a standard examination, follow semester pattern curriculum and introduce grades instead of marks.

Huge vacancies of teachers in colleges have been the main hindrance for implementing the CBCS in degree colleges under the Utkal University.

Principals of different colleges affiliated the university expressed their resentment over various challenges they are facing in implementing the CBCS.

40% teaching posts lying vacant in colleges it is difficult for us to implement the system, which is multi-disciplinary in nature,” said Prof Santosh Tripathy, director of College Development Council of Utkal University.

The system allows students to select an unique combination of subjects during their graduation, like physics with economics and microbiology with chemistry.

Each student has to opt for three types of courses, including electives, core subjects and ability enhancement courses.

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