UGC issues guidelines on new CBCS system

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2014 03:57 IST

To facilitate easy mobility of students from one university to another, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come up with guidelines on choice-based credit system (CBCS) and directed the vice-chancellors (VCs) of all the universities to implement it from the next academic session.

"Because of the diversity in the evaluation system followed by different universities in India, students have suffered acceptance of their credentials at times across the university system as well as the employment agencies. To mitigate this procedure it has been thought that choice based credit system CBCS proposed by the UGC should be adopted by all universities," a note to all the universities sent by the UGC on Wednesday said.

While the CBCS has already been adopted by some universities, it still varies vastly from one university to another.

The guideline issued by the UGC seeks to bring uniformity in formulating the grades. For example, it recommends ways to compute the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in a manner that it does not vary from one university to another.

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