'CBCS helpful for students'

Bangalore University V-C Prof B Thimme Gowda has assured that introducing the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) will not pose hurdle to the existing system as feared, but will only give an added advantage to students. 

The university officials held a meeting with principals of about 350 affiliated colleges on the proposed system, at Central College, here on Monday. The regulations governing CBCS was presented for feedback on its implementation. 

The system will come into force from this year and will give students multiple exit options. They can complete 3 years of a bachelor's degree, can enrol for PG and exit after one year with an Honours Degree or can continue for both years for a PG degree. “This will not alter the existing system. The only advantage to students is the exit option.

 I am sure that no student will quit the course without a pressing reason,” the V-C said. This year, the system will be implemented with the existing subject combinations only. Earlier, the V-C had proposed giving students cross disciplinary combinations. For instance, a student in science could take history as an added subject. 

However, some principals were sceptical about this fearing that implementation of that option would reduce workload for some subject lecturers and increase the load for others. 

Also, from now on, courses will be offered on credits and the results will be declared in the mode of Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). 

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