Calcutta University to introduce CBCS in all affiliated UG colleges in 2019
The Calcutta University will introduce the choice based credit system (CBCS) in all its affiliated undergraduate colleges from next academic years, PTI reported. Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee, Vice Chancellor of CU told the agency that the CBCS, which had earlier been only unveiled in the Commerce stream. From 2019, it will be introduced in both the Arts and Science streams. What is more, the system enables a student to choose an elective paper from any discipline. With the aim to bring uniformity in self-financed post-graduate courses run by affiliated colleges, the CU will prepare the curriculum, set questions and examine answer sheets of the PG students from the upcoming academic year, the VC said. “It will be the same practice as in UG colleges,” she told reporters in Kolkata and added: the degree will be awarded by the university.
In another decision, Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee said the Calcutta University has decided to practice ‘No Detention’ policy for a student having obtained less than 40% marks in Honours in the first semester, provided he/she made up in the remaining five semesters.
The Kolkata University offers courses such as agriculture, arts, commerce, social welfare and business management; education, journalism and library science; engineering and technology; fine arts, music and home science; law and science. The Institute of Agriculture Science offers courses such as agricultural chemistry and soil science; agronomy; genetics and plant breeding; plant physiology; horticulture and seed science and technology. The faculty council for PG students in Arts offers courses such as ancient Indian history and culture, Arabic and Persian, archaeology, Bengali Language and Literature; Buddhist studies, comparative Indian language and literature, economics, English language and literature, French, Hindi, history, Islamic history and culture, languages, linguistics, musicology, Pali, philosophy, political science, Sanskrit, sociology, south and south east Asian studies, Tamil studies and Urdu.
The Faculty Council for PG Studies in Commerce, Social Welfare and Business Management offers courses in Business Management and Commerce, while the Faculty Council for PG Studies in Education, Journalism and Library Science offers courses in Education, Journalism and Mass Communication and Library and Information Science. The Faculty Council for PG Studies in Engineering and Technology offers courses such as Applied Optics and Photonics, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Polymer Science and Technology, Radio Physics and Electronics and Jute and Fibre Technology. The Faculty Council for PG Studies in Fine Arts, Music and Home Science offers Home Science course, while the Faculty Council for PG Studies in Law offers course in Law. The Faculty Council for PG Studies in Science offers courses including Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Applied Psychology, Atmosphereric Science, Bio-Chemistry; Bio-Physics, Molecular Biology and Bio-Informatics; Bio-Technology and Dr. BC Guha Centre for Genetic Engineering and Bio-technology, Botany, Chemistry, Electronic Science, Environmental Science, Genetics, Geology, Geography, Marine Science, Microbiology, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Zoology and SN Pradhan Centre for Neurosciences.