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DU unable to print prospectus in absence of clarity on CBCS

education Updated: May 27, 2015 18:05 IST
Shradha Chettri
Shradha Chettri
Hindustan Times
Delhi University


With Delhi University’s admission to undergraduate courses round the corner, the lack of clarity on the choice based credit system (CBCS) and its implementation has put the colleges in a fix. Not knowing what to include in the course structure, they have been unable to print their prospectus.

The college prospectus contains detailed course description and all necessary information.

This year, DU, instead of printing the prospectus, will print only a small booklet which will have just the basic information about the university, the courses offered and the college.

DU, for 63 colleges, will begin its online admission process from May 28. The offline admission process will start from June 15.

“Since the university is not taking a position on CBCS, we cannot comment. We’ve not printed the college prospectus as nothing is clear now,” said Anju Srivastava, Hindu College principal.

Seconding Srivastava, Hansraj College principal VK Kawatra said he was hopeful there would be clarity on the issue in a few days.

“There is certainly no clarity if CBCS would be implemented from the coming academic session or not. We were asked to give our feedback on the draft syllabi which I have done from my end. I am hoping this will get clearer in a few days,” said Kawatra.

The ministry of human resource development (MHRD) had asked all central universities to implement the CBCS in the coming academic session. According to the government, the CBCS is a cafeteria system that would allow students to choose inter-disciplinary courses, intra-disciplinary courses, skill oriented papers and give them more flexibility. For example, a student can choose to study Physics with Economics, Microbiology and Chemistry or Environment Science.

Considered to be student-centric, CBCS would allow the grading system to be changed to the cumulative grade point average.

Not only the college, even DU is not sure on what is going to be done with the system.

“We are waiting for a direction from the University Grants Commission (UGC) after which we will follow the due process of law and take a decision,” said a senior university official.

CBCS is in a phase where the UGC has uploaded the draft syllabi and asked colleges and university to submit their feedback.

However, the staff association of over 50 colleges have already rejected CBCS and passed a resolution against it.

Ambedkar university schedule

The university has declared its on-campus admission schedule for both, undergraduate and post graduate courses. The online process started on April 13 and the on-campus registration started on May 20. The university offers BA hons in Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology and hons courses in Social Science and Humanities

On campus registration: May 20-June 20

Application under ECA category: June 10 -June 26

Display of list of eligible candidates: June 29

First cut-off list: July 8

Second cut-off list: July 13

ECA trial auditions for BA programmes: July 14

Third cut-off list/list of candidates selected under ECA: July 17

MA programmes

Admission test for PG courses: July 1 to July 7

Interview for admission to PG courses: July 8-15

First admission list: July 16

Second admission list: July 20

Third admission list: July 22

Indraprastha College

With major overhauling of the syllabus, the Indraprastha College for Women will conduct two entrance tests for admission to BA (hons) in Multimedia and Mass Communication. Forms can be collected from the college or by post on sending a demand draft

Form sale begins on: June 1

Last date of submission: June 10

Entrance test 1: June 21

List of eligible candidates for Entrance test I: June 22

Entrance test-II: June 25

Final list of selected candidates: June 29

Admission and payment of fee: July 1-July 3

Cost of Information booklet with form

General: Rs. 100 (by hand) Rs. 200 (by post)

SC/ST/OBC/CWW/KM: Rs. 75 (by hand) Rs. 150 (by post)