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DU announces new panel for implementation of choice based Credit Scheme

Delhi University (DU) has announced the formation of a seven-member committee that will oversee some key changes planned for the university’s examination schemes. It’s been awhile now since DU has been planning to introduce a choice based credit scheme for its students.

href=”https://www.ugc.ac.in/” target=”_blank”>(UGC) had recently issued a directive to all universities across India to implement the scheme that will allow students the advantages of “seamless mobility” across higher education institutes in addition to bringing a much needed uniform grading system.

“The DU Vice-Chancellor has constituted a seven-member committee to give its recommendations on the implementation of the choice-based credit system,” Joint Registrar (Academics), Ram Dutt said.

The seven-member committee will be led by Sunil Sodhi, Principal of Maharaja Agrasen College. Other members include: P Hemlatha Reddy, Principal of Sri Venketeswara College, Manoj Sinha, the Aryabhatta College Principal, Manoj Saxena of the Department of Economics at Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, AK Baghi from the Department of Chemistry at Dyal Singh College and Virender Bhardwaj of the Department of Hindi at Shivaji College, and Ram Dutt.

“The committee will draft a discussion paper on key issues such as revision required in the curriculum, examination and assessment systems and ensuring of credit equivalence,” Dutt added.

The proposed changes, if and when implemented, will provide students with a ‘cafeteria type’ access to courses, which means they will be free to choose whichever subject they like. They will also be allowed to transfer their credits at will. Above many other attributes, the proposed changes will ensure that the migration from one institute to another becomes much easier than ever before.

After a directive by the Union HRD minister Smriti Irani, the new choice based credit system is likely to be implemented from the next academic session.

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