Implementation of choice based credit system opposed

Our Correspondent
TINSUKIA, May 1: The Assam College Teachers’ Association (ACTA) has decided to launch an agitation to oppose implementation of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at the UG level from academic session 2018-19 in colleges affiliated to Dibrugarh University (DU) and strongly criticized the unilateral decision of DU authorities while expressing its inability to cooperate with university and college authorities.
As per decision of the ACTA Steering Committee meeting held on April 29 at ACTA House, Guwahati, the members from each college unit and office bearers of executive committee of all zones in DU area will stage a sit-in during the DU Academic Council Meeting to be held on May 9. In a communiqué issued to all college units by Himanghu Maral, general secretary of ACTA, it was stated that the central leadership of ACTA in its meeting with the Vice-Chancellor of DU on April 19 categorically expressed that the present academic scenario in Assam colleges were not conducive to implement the CBCS curriculum and urged upon him to defer the implementation till certain conditions were fulfilled.
The ACTA in its letter to the VC placed 10-point charter of demands which included  sufficient numbers of classrooms with ICT facilities and additional teachers, appointment of regular teachers for Environmental Studies, trained teachers for Skill Enhancement Courses, delinking HS classes from UG/PG colleges, publication of sufficient number of text and reference books, setting up of full-fledged discipline specific committees incorporating college teachers from all disciplines to review the proposed syllabi, the post of Member Secretary of college CBCS committees should be kept open for any eligible and willing teachers, besides other conditions.