Three weeks after the choice-based credit system (CBCS) was implemented in Delhi University, the left-leaning All India Students’ Association (AISA) is conducting a survey to take the opinion of students about their experiences with the system.
The AISA, which had in 2014 conducted a referendum on the now rolled-back four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), is going to all colleges affiliated to the university to take feedback of students on various aspects of the new system, including the reduction of number of core courses to 14.
“Students would be given a feedback form with some questions related to CBCS. It has been three weeks but students and teachers still have no clarity on general electives, internal assessment, syllabus and final exam pattern. We will be collecting feedback till this weekend for our survey,” said a senior AISA leader.
The student body said that the campaign —’Students’ Feedback on CBCS’— was initiated on Monday and more than 4,000 students from 32 colleges across DU had already filled the form.
“There are about 50,000-60,000 students in the first year and we want to cover all of them under our survey. We have been talking to students and most of them have no clarity but we need to do a survey to get the exact feedback,” he said.
Some of the questions in the feedback form cover the issue of hurried implementation of CBCS by the university. “Was DU right to impose the CBCS in such a hurried manner? (Only 6 days before the beginning of the session),” says one of the questions in the feedback form.
DU AISA president Aman Nawaz said they would also take feedback on whether students are actually being offered all the generic courses by the college as promised under the CBCS. “The CBCS course outline by DU claims to provide many generic courses but we know this is not being done. We will get exact details of what each college is offering by this survey,” said Nawaz. AISA will release the findings of this survey by August 17.