93 per cent DU students unhappy with CBCS roll-out, claims survey

A survey conducted a month after the Delhi University rolled out Choice Based Credit System claims that an overwhelming number of students are not happy with the new system. 

The survey was conducted by the All India Students’ Union, and nearly 25,000 first-year DU student who enrolled under CBCS this year participated in it.

According to the AISA, the survey is part of its “Student’s Opinion on CBCS” campaign in 38 DU-affiliated colleges from 11 August 2015.

The student party claimed that 93 per cent of the respondents felt that CBCS has devalued their course by “reduction the honours papers to 14 from 18-20”.
Almost 87 per cent of respondents felt that there is “no clarity regarding text books in the Generic Elective course”, while 93 per cent believed that the “credit system will inflate marks and degrade the quality of assessment”.

“The result of the survey shows a resounding mandate against the CBCS and a growing disappointment with the curriculum of the course that has been implemented in a hurried manner in DU at the behest of the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Human Resource Development,” a statement issued by AISA said.


At a rally that followed the announcement of the survey result on Friday, Swali Prakash, first year student of Dyal Singh College said, “I am shocked that the number of honours courses have been reduced to 14, moreover the internal choices within honours courses have vanished. Instead of doing a rigorous honours course we are seeing dilution of quality.”

Another student from PGDAV College said, “A month has passed and we are yet to have the generic elective classes. Date sheet for exams have been published but we don’t know which book to study for the English course of BCom programme.”

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