CBCS in 18 central universities at UG, 37 at PG level

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New Delhi — Out of 39 central universities, 37 have introduced Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at PG level. Thirteen new CUs do not have UG programmes and 18 CUs had already introduced CBCS at UG level.

This information was obtained from the one-day meeting of vice chancellors (VCs) of central universities today in the capital to review the progress of decisions taken in the VCs’ Conference held at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 4-5 February. All VCs assured that their preparations are complete and they will be starting CBCS this academic session.

Most VCs informed that they had already started the process of filling up of vacancies of teachers and a good amount of vacancies will be filled up by October, 2015.

Seventeen CUs have got accredited with NAAC; 7 have applied for its re-accreditation and 9 have applied for NAAC accreditation for the first time. Another 5 CUs have assured to apply for NAAC accreditation shortly.

The UGC has developed model syllabi for 85 mainline and 18 specialised courses and universities are free to modify syllabi to the extent of 30% in line with the present provisions of migration warranting 70% common content.

The commission has organised 8 regional workshops covering the entire country, to facilitate implementation of CBCS.

Eight vocational programmes in 19 CUs have been started.

Community Colleges have been approved for 19 CUs.

Twenty-five CUs have set up Community Development Cells (CDCs).

Nineteen CUs have adopted/identified villages for their development.

Other issues like Campus Connect Scheme, creation of centres of excellence, establishment of innovation clubs, alumni involvement, inspired teachers’ network, industry linkages etc were also discussed, where most of the Universities have either made satisfactory progress or are in the process,  giving them high priority.