Dumka, Aug. 31: The SKM University administration today decided to introduce choice-based credit system (CBCS) that allows a student enrolled for an undergraduate or postgraduate programme to opt for another course simultaneously within the varsity and even in another institution.
The Dumka varsity will be the first institute in the state when it introduces the system next academic year.
The examination board of the university, chaired by vice chancellor M. Baseer Ahmad Khan, also decided to introduce semester system from the next academic sessions in all the degree and postgraduate courses.
Pro vice chancellor Pramodini Hasda said a draft proposal to introduce CBCS was submitted by the committee, constituted earlier by the vice chancellor to look into the modalities.
She added the new system also help break the barrier of streams.
Under the conventional system an arts student cannot pursue a science subject as his pass course, but CBCS will allow them to opt for subjects of their choice without discremination among science, arts and commerce students.
Morevoer, the CBST envisages introduction of job-oriented subjects so as to enable the students get placement right after completing the study.
The examination board also resolved to introduce centralised evaluation system for the degree III examinations to ensure speedy evaluation of the answer sheets and timely publication of results.