The Bihar State Higher Education Council (BSHEC) has started the necessary preparations for the introduction of the new university curriculum. A committee of experts has been formed to prepare a project for the introduction of a uniform eight-semester academic program for all the colleges of the various universities in the state.
BSHEC Vice President Kameshwar Jha told this newspaper that the proposal to introduce a four-year (eight-semester) graduation course was discussed at length during a recent BSHEC meeting, at which attended by Patna University Vice Chancellor Girish Kumar Choudhary, Patliputra University VC RK Singh and Nalanda Open University VC Krishna Chandra Sinha among others.
UGC has already prepared the curriculum and course structure for a four-year graduation course and some universities including the University of Delhi have already introduced it. The revised course would impart skills development training from the first year, Jha said.
The new draft would be finalized within the next 10 days and thereafter a meeting of Vice Chancellors of all universities in the state would be held under the chairmanship of Minister of Education Vijay Kumar Choudhary. If all goes well and the course is deemed viable for educational institutions in the state, the eight-semester bachelor’s degree course under CBCS could be introduced starting next term (2022-23), it said. -he declares.
The Director of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the University of Patna and member of the course writing committee, Birendra Prasad, said that the University of Patna had already submitted to the BSHEC the draft order and of regulations relating to the introduction of the semester system and the choice-based credit system into the existing system. three-year courses in different faculties, which were to be introduced from the next academic session (2022-23).
But, in all likelihood, the entire course structure should be revised to the pattern of eight-semester courses in accordance with the UGC project, Jha said.
The incumbent President of the Federation of University Faculty Associations of Bihar, KB Sinha, and the General Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh, MLC, however opposed the move at a time when most colleges are facing a severe shortage of teachers. ‘teachers. Who will bear the extra burden, they joked.