Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in the University
Research and experience has revealed that the learner centric contextual curriculum recommended and the desired learner outcomes proposed can be achieved mainly through Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The system, which is in vogue in most of the Universities of North America and Europe, is thought to be a vital tool of bringing the transformation in the traditional higher education system of India. CBCS operates on modular pattern based on module/units called “credits” wherein ‘credit’ defines the quantum of contents/syllabus prescribed for a course/paper and determines the minimum number of teaching-learning hours required. One credit denotes 15 hours of instructions per semester. The University has adopted Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in all the programmes of the study including Masters Degree Programme.
CBCS permits students to:-
1. Learn at their own pace
2. Choose subjects from a wide range of elective courses offered by the institutions.
3. Undergo additional/value added courses and acquire more than the required number of credits, depending upon the learner’s aptitude.
4. Adopt an interdisciplinary approach in learning.
5. Make best use of the expertise of faculty across the Institution besides the particular department faculty.
6. Acquire knowledge, skill and attitude of learning outcomes through participatory teaching & learning and continuous evaluation process.
SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE OFFERED TO IST SEMESTER STUDENTS