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UGC: Universities must implement grades, semester in 2015

Updated on Mon, 12 January 2015 at 20:18 IST

University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all unviersities to implement grade system and semester system in curriculum from 2015 onwards. This move will impact 400 universities and 4 lakhs students. The move comes following a meeting last week between state education ministers and HRD minister Smriti Irani.

This new move by HRD will ensure students more flexibility to learn and ensure their seamless mobility across institutions.

The regulatory body has directed universities to introduce the choice-based credit system (CBCS) and credit framework for skill development (CFSD). Under CBCS, students will pursue three types of courses - foundation, elective and core. Students must pursue core subjects every semester, and can pick electives from a pool of subjects unrelated to their disciplines. The foundation courses may be of two kinds - compulsory and elective. Compulsory courses, mandatory for all disciplines, help students gain knowledge. Elective courses are value based.

NEW GRADING SYSTEM 2015-16:
Marks : Grade
=> 90.1-100 : O (Outstanding)
=> 80.1-90s : A+ (Excellent)
=> 70.1-80 : A (Very Good)
=> 60.1-70 : B+ (Good)
=> 50.1-60 : B (Above Average)
=> 50-55 : C (Average)
=> 40-50 : P (Pass)

Note :- F (Failed Candidates); Ab (Absentees)

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