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No Specifiactions on Choice-Based Credit System in DU for Admissions

The Admission procedure for undergraduate courses for one of the most known Delhi University is scheduled to begin this week. Even as the admission procedure is about to start the uncertainty regarding the new Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) for the academic session still pursues.

According to the University sources, Delhi University has not yet directed colleges affiliated by Delhi University and stated that they are still awaiting instructions from the commission. Although University Grants Commission also known as (UGC) has already instructed all the universities under Central Government to execute the format from the coming session of 2105-16.

A senior from Delhi University stated that, they are still waiting for instructions from the University Grants Commission, which will soon be followed by directions from Delhi University regarding the CBCS system. The official added that, they are doing preparations for the same and are ready for the transition. Once the university gets instructions from the UGC, they will implement the due process on the approval of the varsity’s statutory bodies.

Although the officials were reserved regarding the exact details of the nature of the admission procedure, they confirmed that have already begin the preparations for the expected changes.

Various colleges under Delhi University stated that, they have received no information regarding the changed syllabus, timetables and workload assignments. A principal from a college also stated that, the university is in a “complex fix” as there is no definite communication between the colleges and universities regarding the implementation of the new CBCS system. The principal also expressed the confusion and uncertainties regarding the various schedules that have to be planned accordingly and there are not much days left to do the same.

Although the criticism within the Delhi University community regarding the implementation of the new admission procedure still continues, DUTA also known as the Delhi University of Teachers’ Association along with a section of students has squared down the development with the controversies regarding the obsolete four year undergraduate courses. Departments for example History and Mathematics have passed decisions, rejecting the directions of the university to shape a new curriculum for the new implemented format.

There are also concerns surfacing regarding the autonomy of the university as a section of the community associated with teaching, stating the increase of “outside interference” in the functioning of the community.

As there were questions raised by the Human Resource Department regarding the implementation and preparations of the new mentioned CBCS, Delhi
University had asked the administration and faculty heads to pay heat and work on the new format and maintain a curriculum.

The above mentioned move led to various criticisms from several members of Delhi University statutory body. The respective members of the statutory body claimed that norms are being violated by the University as the conflicts were never discussed with the statutory bodies.

The University did claim that they are liable to follow in the instructions from MHRD regarding the implementation of the new CBCS format. They further added that the respective conflict will be presented in the meeting of the statutory body as soon as the “preparations” related to the implementation of the new format is completed.

Though Delhi University has apparently changed its mind regarding accepting the instructions till the varsity is directed to go ahead by the statutory body.

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