No credit system for this year: Telangana
TSCHE has cited the incompatibility of the UGC proposed CBCS with the state varsities system in the state
Hyderabad: The Telangana government has told the University Grants Commission that it will not be able to implement the Choice Based Credit System in undergraduate courses this year.
The UGC had written to the government, and Telangana State Council of Higher Education, wanting implementation of the scheme from this year itself. The TSCHE has cited the incompatibility of the UGC proposed CBCS with the state varsities system in the state.
“We have told the UGC that we are welcoming the CBCS per se but we need another year to implement it in undergraduate colleges. In post graduate and autonomous colleges, it is being implemented already,” Prof. S. Mallesham, vice chairman, TSCHE said.
He said the CBCS structure proposed by the UGC is compatible to central universities and autonomous institutions but not to state universities. “Central universities and autonomous institutions don’t have colleges affiliated to them. But state universities have hundreds of affiliated colleges under them. The same system has to be adopted by them as well,” he explained.
Officials said the UGC recommended CBCS structure was prepared keeping central varsities in mind and not state varsities. However, last month, UGC vice chairman Prof. H. Devaraj had said individual states can impart changes in the scheme as per their local environment.
The CBCS allows mobility and allows students to opt for courses apart from their field but the lack of faculty is a major deterrent. Officials say that existing colleges don’t have the faculty to teach different elective subjects that will be on offer.
( Source : deccan chronicle )