Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher Education UGC NET

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development of India is taking several steps to introduce new Educational Policies to enhance and reform the educational system of the country. To make the education system flexible, Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) is being introduced. It enables and encourages learners to choose from a wide variety of courses evaluated through a grading system, which is considered to be better than the age-old marking system. Performance can be assessed through an evaluation system and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) based on the student’s performance in the examination.

Guidelines for CBCS by UGC

UGC states the following guidelines for CBCS:

● The approach should be student centric. That is, the CBCS system will permit the students to choose their choice of courses like inter or intra disciplinary courses, skill based courses, etc. It gives relaxation to students to take up the course even they are from different disciplines like a student can combine Physics with Economics likewise.

● The student has the freedom to complete their course from different institutions at different period of time.  It can also transfer the points or the credit which the student gets from one institute to other.  Hence, if the CBCS system gets implemented it will be good for a student as it provides flexibility and also meet their requirement.

● The students get the privilege to choose the subjects of their choice. They are being classified as different groups which allow the students to choose their choice of subjects from each group.

Types of Courses

UGC has categorized the courses which are mentioned below:

Core Course –

In core course, the student have to compulsory study the core or the main subject to fulfill the requirement of the programme of that particular discipline which he/she is studying. Core courses will be there in every semester.

Elective Course –

In elective course, the student can choose any paper of his/her choice.

Kothari Commission states,”

Evaluation is a continuous process, forms an integral part of the total system of education and is intimately related to educational objectives. It exercises a great influence of the pupil’s study habits and the teacher’s methods of instruction and thus helps not only to measure educational achievement but also to improve it. The techniques of evaluation are means of collection evidence about the student’s development in desirable directions.”