As many as 71 higher educational institutes including all the 39 central universities have agreed to adopt the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), the government informed Rajya Sabha on July 27, 2015. UGC has informed that all the 39 central universities are going to implement CBCS from the ensuing academic session. “In addition, 21 state public universities, five state private universities and six deemed-to-be-universities have also expressed their readiness for implementing CBCS,” HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in a written reply. Also Read - CBSE & ICSE Board Exams 2021: Top 7 Things to do For Preparation |Watch Video

Under CBCS, universities have also been requested to shift from numerical marking system, which is being followed presently in universities, to grading system of evaluation. This will facilitate student mobility across institutions in the country and also enable potential employers to assess the performance of students, Smriti Irani said. Further, under CBCS, universities will move from the conventional annual system to semester system. Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Tips to Cope Up With Stress For Children And Parents | Watch Video

The credit based semester system provides flexibility in assigning credits based on the course content and hours of teaching. The performance of students under the system will be adjudged in terms of grades rather than numerical marks. “Further, it would also provide greater choices to the prospective students as they may be able to earn credits in their chosen subjects from across the departments as also from across the institutions,” she said. Also Read - Telangana Schools to Reopen for Classes 6 and 8 After Nearly 11 Months

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