One of the best known Government run Universities in the country, the Panjab University has decided to come up with certain new course guidelines that would come into force from the 2017 academic session. These guidelines are expected to smoothen the admission process for the students and the University alike.
The University has decided to implement the controversial CBCS (Choice Based Credit System) in all the departments, for the ease of the students. Here are certain features of the much discussed CBCS "“
"· The candidates would be free to choose the course of their choice from any of the various categories "“ core, elective, soft or minor skill
"· Based on the interest, hobbies and skills possessed by the student, he or she can choose different courses belonging to different disciplines
"· This highlights the student centric approach of the University
"· Under this system, in case the student fails in one or more courses, he or she can take any number of credits, without having to repeat all the courses in the semester.
A member of the University committee spoke to Chandigarh Newsline, and said, "The choice-based credit system adds a new dimension to academics for the students. Students can take up courses from across disciplines, and develop on their credits at the same time. For instance, a student can now choose to take up a course in economics while studying physics, or take a course in social sciences while pursuing environmental science. Keeping this in mind, a new curriculum has been drafted for all the university departments to benefit the students."
The final decision regarding the implementation of this scheme lies in the Panjab University College Development Council.