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Implement choice–based credits, president urges varsities

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, February 4: President Prab Mukherjee on Wednesday urged universities to consider implementing the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) as it would ensure seamless mobility of students across higher education institutions in the country as well as abroad. “...because of the diversities in evaluation systems, students have suffered in the acceptance of their credentials across the university system and in accessing employment opportunities. The initiative of CBCS will ensure seamless mobility of students across higher education institutions in the country as well as abroad,” Mukherjee said. He was speaking at a conference of vice chancellors of central universities. This is the third such conference convened by the president since assuming the office.

Mukherjee added that the credits earned by students can be transferred and would be of great value in the event of their seeking migration from one institution to the other. While 23 central universities have already implemented CBCS, Mukherjee “urged remaining universities to consider implementing this system from next academic year”. The vice chancellors of 40 central universities, to which the president is the visitor, participated in the conference. Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani also attended it. (IANS)

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