Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Implementation of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in Discipline of Library and Information ScienceAuthor : Sankha Subhra Das, P. Balasubramanian and Arpita Roy Chowdhury
Volume 8 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 93-95
In every society education plays a significant role in building a good nation. There are numerous institutions playing this role in our country. Now they have entered into semester based system to introduce Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). Lack of relationship between education and skill development in learning phase needs redesigning of education system and globally accepted evaluation. Indian higher education institutes have been dependant on marks or percentage for evaluating students. The marks specified in the field of study acquired by this CBCS system, can help students opt their own choice based subjects and have mobility to join different institutions. This paper highlights the Choice based credit rating system in Library and Information Science, its impact on learner and Teacher, pros and cons of it. To improve the quality of education the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) took a vital step for implementing a universal system of education all over the India. Most of the disciplines in arts and science have a regular 3 years under graduate course be it in honours and general pattern. But Library and Information Science (LIS) as a subject has not been able to develop its under graduate course of three years in this specific field. However University of Calcutta has developed a 3 years BA/BSC honours in Library and Information Science. A significant amount of literature has been published in CBCS but none of them are available relating to LIS field.
CBCS, MHRD, Semester Based System, Universal System, Skill Based Learning, LIS
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