The University Grants Commission (UGC) clarified recently that it is in the process of helping universities adopt the choice-based credit system (CBCS) smoothly. The UGC has started the extensive exercise of designing the curricula for undergraduate courses which would assimilate with the provisions of CBCS.
“The syllabi by the experts have been put in the public domain for feedback and for subsequent modification, before they are finalised. The syllabi so finalised will give leverage to the universities to modify the same to the extent of 30%, depending on their areas of specialisation,” said the UGC in a statement. Under the CBCS system, the elective subjects so offered will only be from the subjects which are available in the universities/institutes. As such, the teaching load of the teachers is not likely to increase beyond the norms stipulated by UGC. Also, there will be no inter-institute/inter-college migration transfer of teachers. It also will not suppress the academic liberal environment of the university as nothing to the contrary has been suggested in the template of the syllabi so designed by the experts.