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GITAM to implement CBCS from next academic year

GITAM to implement CBCS from next academic year
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Commencing 2015-16, GITAM University will implement the much-debated Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) as suggested by the University Grants...

Hyderabad: Commencing 2015-16, GITAM University will implement the much-debated Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) as suggested by the University Grants Commission (UGC). So far, twenty three central universities have already implemented CBCS. The university is also redesigning its curriculum in-line with Outcome Based Education for the holistic development of students with a focus on better employability.

The curriculum prioritises employability with a thrust on encouraging students to become entrepreneurs. Vice Chancellor, Prof Subrahmanyam, announced at the academic review meeting held at the campus on Monday. Addressing the faculty, Subrahmanyam said that the Board of Studies of the university took the decision recently to implement CBCS. He emphasized the need for CBCS and redesigning the syllabus.

“This is a student centric based education system. Priority has to be given to the students on what to study; when to study and what not to study will be decided by the students themselves. There is a lot of flexibility to move to another institution. Students have been given full freedom to select their teacher for a particular subject. Teachers are advised to be prepared to meet the new challenges and deliver quality education” he suggested.

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) will give an opportunity to students in which they can take courses of their choice, learn at their own pace, undergo additional courses and acquire more credits and adopt an interdisciplinary approach to learning. The system operates on a module called 'credits' and defines the quantum of content or syllabus prescribed for a course and determines the minimum number of teaching-learning hours required and undertaken. It will also help in the mobility of students throughout India in central universities as the course being the same; students can take admission elsewhere based on their credits

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