A Chemistry Department student can study subjects of his choice like Political Science or Journalism within the Department or any other subjects of other Departments.
Mysore, Oct. 4 (DV)- In a step to promote teacher-student relationship and to develop skill and knowledge, Mysore University has ventured into a new traditional system of education.
The new system among others aims at enhancing the learning capability of students at higher education, giving subject-based choice to post-graduate students and allowing them to learn additional subjects.
The new course called "Choice-Based Credit System" (CBCS) has been started on an experimental basis from the academic year 2010-11, said Prof. Chandrakumar, Director, Planning, In-charge and Board of Evaluation.
For example, a student who gets admission for the Chemistry Department can study subjects of his choice like Political Science or Journalism within the Department or any other subjects of other departments. Accordingly, the student can select optional subjects of his choice from any of the 37 PG departments and 8 Research and Training Centres, he said.
In addition to lectures at class by experts, to clarify any doubts of the students and to have teacher-student interaction, tutorials will be conducted at separate periods and practical classes will also be conducted. In all, focusing on what the student wants, is the specialty of this system, he added.
In the CBCS system which comprises 3 aspects — Lecture, Tutorial and Practical (LTP) — the students have the choice of learning in a conducive atmosphere and this will be of help to those who want to take up UPSC, KPSC, IFS, IAS exams, he said.
The UGC had laid emphasis for the implementation of this traditional system of education as far back as 1980. 60% of the Universities of the country have already implemented this system, he mentioned.
Evaluation including assessment will be transparent in this system and the theory and practical exams will be held for 50 marks each. Marks to be obtained for a pass in theory exam is 32 and 38 in practical exam. As usual, there will be 4 semesters. Those who pass in the optional subjects will be issued Diploma Certificate, he explained. Classes will commence from Aug. 2011.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore