DU to Assign Marks in Percentage along with Grades

Oct 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

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DU to give Marks in Percentage along with Grades to its final year students. The University of Delhi has earlier formed a 17 members committee which has now come up with a formula for giving marks in percentage along with grades for the final year students. An official from Delhi University said - "The move is being taken because of most of the job application and higher education Universities seek marks of the candidates in percentage". This move has been initiated under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). Know more about what the CBCS is and assigning the marks in percentage to the candidates.

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What is CBCS System

  • Choice Based Credit System is a choice to choose from the prescribed courses, which are indicated as core, elective, minor or soft skill courses.
  • CBCS aims to specify the curriculum keeping pace with the liberalisation and globalisation in education.

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DU Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

The committee has suggested the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) for giving marks in percentage along with grades for the final year students. CBCS was first implemented in the year 2015 but the students are granted only CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average). The students are awarded grade points from 0 to 10. In the University of Delhi, the final year students in the current academic session will be the first batch to graduate under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).

What the DU Officials have to say about this movement

An official from the University of Delhi has said - “When the students fill job application and application for higher studies, they need to mention their marks in percentage. Therefore, the university is devising a uniform formula which will give an estimate of the percentage scored by the candidates based on their CGPA and it will be used by the students from all streams”.

Vinay Gupta said - "Assigning the percentage instead of marks will be done for the final year students' mark sheets as they need it for job applications and further studies. The committee will give its report after considering suggestions given by stakeholders."

Note: The university has also invited suggestion from students for the change and the students can send their suggestion through the mail on dean_exam@du.ac.in latest by this Monday.

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