DUTA opposes implementation of CBCS
Smarting under the FYUP fiasco, Delhi University seems to be headed for another trouble with the teachers association body on Thursday outrightly rejecting the implementation of the Choice Based Credit Transfer System (CBCS) to from the coming session.

Contending that the system was a new form of now defunct Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) and disastrous for the varsity, Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) today proposed a dialogue with the HRD ministry and UGC about the reforms being initiated.

"Teachers felt that since the CBCS was based on the semester system and was a new form of the FYUP, its implementation would have disastrous consequences for the university," DUTA President Nandita Narain on Thursday said in a statement.

UGC had last year asked all central universities to implement a Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) from the start of the next academic session in July 2015.

The DUTA had sought feedback from Staff Associations and nearly 30 colleges sent in their resolutions totally rejecting or opposing the CBCS.

The ministry on the other hand maintained that most of the universities have given their nod to the CBCS and a carrying of groundwork for the roll out of the programme.

At the Vice Chancellor's conclave in Chandigarh last year, the implementation of the programme was formalised following which DU had set up a committee to workout the implementation of the scheme.

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"Teachers also expressed their dismay at the brazen manner in which the government is trying to impose a uniform structure and curriculum in all universities across the country in complete disregard to academic autonomy."

"This imposition also takes away from teachers their role in policy matters and decision making, reducing them to lecture delivering machines," the statement said.

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"The MHRD is projecting a failed system as "reforms". The UGC document does not make it clear how the CBCS will address the existing crisis in higher educational institutions today, such as shortage of faculty, lack of infrastructure, skewed teacher student ratio, among others," it added.