From a Correspondent
Duliajan, May 30: A one-day workshop on CBCS (Choice Based Credit System) was held recently at Duliajan College. Sponsored by the IQAC (Interl Quality Assurance Cell) of the college, the workshop was organized to orient the faculties about the new system to be introduced by Dibrugarh University at the undergraduate level from the session 2018-19.
Iugurating the workshop, the Principal-in-charge of the college, Jyoti Prasad Chetia spoke briefly about the importance of CBCS. He hoped that the new system would usher in positive changes in the educatiol scerio of the State. The iugural session was followed by the technical sessions in which the resource persons from Dibrugarh University, Dr Gopal Hazarika, Professor of Mathematics department and Dr Binod Borah, Deputy Registrar (Academic) highlighted the key aspects of CBCS system. In his presentation, Prof. Hazarika enlightened the audience about the evaluation process under the new system which will involve credit, grading as a part of continuous assessment of the students. He said that the system had been designed to make education learner-centric by offering flexibility in the choice of subjects and earning of credits. He urged upon the faculties to brace up for the new system to be implemented from the next academic session.
Dr. Borah in his speech dwelt mainly on the theoretical aspects of the system. He hoped that CBCS would bring about substantial improvement in the teaching-learning process. He, however, pointed to the lacue in the system like giving freedom to the learners in earning as many credits as possible, the feasibility of inter-discipliry mobility and stressed on addressing these areas in right earnest. He impressed on proper counseling of the students about the system and called upon the colleges to organize theme-based workshops pertaining to the system. After the technical sessions, there was an interaction programme in which the resource persons tried to clarify the doubts and confusion of the participants. The workshop was well attended by a sizable number of teachers of the host college and the neighbouring colleges as well.
The day-long programme was anchored by the co-orditors of the workshop, Jitumoni Borah, faculty of Chemistry Department and Aiche Buagohain, faculty of Assamese Department. Mandira Chutia, the librarian of the college, offered the vote of thanks.