New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed the introduction of Grading system in all Indian universities from 2015-16. The universities have also been mandated to standardize their examinations and follow a semester pattern in the upcoming curriculum.
This move of the UGC will have a major impact on over 400 universities across the country and is likely to benefit lakhs of students.
Universities have been directed to introduce Choice-based Credit System (CBCS) and Credit Framework for Skill Development (CFSD).
Currently, some universities follow the credit system for courses at different levels
Under CBCS, students will pursue three types of courses – foundation, elective and core. Students must pursue core subjects every semester, and can pick electives from various subjects not related to their disciplines.
These guidelines were issued to the Universities following a meeting held between State education ministers and Union HRD minister Smriti Irani.