Academicians in Mumbai have raised eyebrows about the credit transfer system announced by human resources development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The system will be introduced on November 11 for students from Class 9 up to the PhD level across India.
While the ministry said it will help students and working professionals to switch between jobs and education, college principals in Mumbai believe the education system needed to be overhauled.
“If we want to compete with global universities, the ministry and UGC should first resolve the issue of continuing glitches in the way universities conduct examinations and declare results,” said GT Thampi, principal, Thadomal Shahani College of Engineering.
“The credit transfer system will create a major shift in the education system. However, we have to identify the need of a common grading system across universities and their syllabi, ” said Madhu Nair, dean of commerce, University of Mumbai (MU).
Snehalata Deshmukh, former vice chancellor of MU, said, “A co-ordination committee of all the university administrators and academicians in the country should be formed to reach a minimum common ground for the credit transfer system to be implemented smoothly.”