Jamshedpur, March 15: Kolhan University has decided to introduce Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) from the new academic session this year. Students pursuing post-graduate courses in Kolhan University will benefit from this.
At a meeting of the academic council the university officials decided to implement the CBCS from July this year, which means that the university will also introduce the semester system from this year. The meeting held in Chaibasa was chaired by R.P.P. Singh, vice-chancellor, Kolhan University, and attended by pro-vice chancellor Shukla Mahanty and other officials.
According to officials, the new universities in Jharkhand � Kolhan and Nilamber-Pitamber University, have not yet implemented the CBCS system, while others have already implemented it.
The CBCS program introduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) offers the students a choice to select from the prescribed courses, which are referred as core, elective or minor or soft skill courses. They can learn at their own pace and the entire assessment is graded-based on a credit system.
“It is innovative step and we are confident that students in large numbers will benefit from it. Other universities have already implemented the system. However, we have unanimously decided to implement it in the post graduate this year. For this we have already asked post-graduate heads to work on the syllabus,” said Mahanty.
“Our education system is confined to rote learning but the CBCS facilitates learning in theory and practice. The system will involve project works, outreach activities, and field programs. I feel all this will benefit university students,” noted another senior official.
He went on to add that the implementation of the CBCS will help students learn effectively and enjoy the advantages of curriculum flexibility and learners’ mobility. Since the entire system focuses on redefining the curriculum into smaller measurable entities, it will ensure the overall development of a student.
The Kolhan University was established on August 13, 2009 with 14 constituent colleges and 12 affiliated colleges in the geographical jurisdiction of East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan district with more than 80,000 students.
The academic council meeting also discussed if courses like hotel management and catering, MBA and MCA can be introduced at the university. The university discussed if a syllabus on the courses can be formed.