The trouble with DU's CBCS seems to be getting deeper with every passing day. Now, apart from the students, the teachers have also come out in the open, opposing the implementation of the controversial system.
Delhi University's Department of History has protested against the change and said that it will have nothing to do with the Choice Based Credit System. Declining to just acknowledge the assortment of diktats of University Grants Commission they're being sent, the division required a general body meeting of history educators on May 16. This was the last determination: "The house chose to reject CBCS and disassociate itself from syllabus making according to the letter from the Jt. Recorder."
Historians have been some of the staunchest opponents of CBCS and other advanced education changes with even Romila Thapar saying these will decrease India's colleges to "showing shops and training focuses."
In Saturday's determination, DU's history educators from crosswise over colleges, list their explanations behind declining to partake. "The instructors accept that the...CBCS is a piece of a bigger plan of things forced by the college under bearing from MHRD/ UGC beginning with the semester system....Standardization, homogenization and centralization, particularly as for syllabi and assessment, can't be acknowledged as one-stage answers for all the issues. They might indeed, wind up truly debasing the nature of higher education....and turning into a prelude to the complete takeover of colleges by the state and the rationale of the business sector." They contend that the "uniform course structure and syllabi run counter to the differing socio-social substances and....stand in the method for creative academic practices and fusing new courses in light of developing issues."
The instructors says that "no discourse was permitted" when the matter came up in the scholastic board; the "essential partners" - the educators - weren't even asked; it is yet to be gone in the official chamber. DU's posting the UGC's draft syllabi "offers holiness to the inconvenience of syllabi by a faceless body that exists outside the University of Delhi." The office has been dealing with overhauling the syllabus since November 2014 and rejects the variant received by the UGC as "old." The "cafeteria methodology" won't simply prompt variance of workload for instructors yet will itself be hampered by the "intense deficiencies of physical foundation, staff and staff."