Choice Based Credit System: A Boon for Higher Education

Saroj Kumar Singh


 The aim of the education is the all round development of the student including cognitive abilities.  The National Knowledge commission (NKY) & Yashpal Committee Report in 2009 recommended over hauling of higher education through academic and administrative reforms.  UGC (11th plan, March 2009) and Association of Indian Universities stressed on CBCS.  UGC has recently decided to ask all universities to move to choice based credit system.  Therefore, it is necessary to know each & every aspect of CBCS.  CBCS is internationally acknowledged system; it offers opportunity and avenues to learn core subjects and additional learning beyond the core subjects for holistic development.  CBCS provides better facility to the learners like freedom, flexibility, advanced learning opportunities, fulfillment of students’ academic need and aspirations, intra and inter institutional transferability & quality education but India is still facing lot of challenges in its implementation which includes lack of proper and good infrastructure for a universal spread of education, lack of proper training & educational programmes.  CBCS requires more attention for its proper implementation and effectiveness.

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