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Trouble brews as DUTA junks new marking system.

AS DELHI University ( DU) prepares to kick- start the admission process for the undergraduate ( UG) courses, it seems it is set for another round of controversy with a section of teachers being opposed to the implementation of the Choice- Based Credit System ( CBCS) from the upcoming academic session.

Last year, the admission process was delayed by many days due to controversy around the Four- Year Undergraduate Programme ( FYUP) which was later withdrawn due to stiff opposition from teachers and students just after a year of being implemented for the undergraduate courses.

A 23- member admission committee formed by the university last month to review the admission criteria ahead of admissions has suggested many changes, but did not submit any recommendation regarding implementation of CBCS. The members maintained that the admission committee has not submitted any recommendation regarding implementation of the Choice- Based Credit System, which is being opposed by a section of teachers.

" It is being worked out at the university level and the admission committee has not submitted any recommendation on the same," a member said.

While it is unlikely that the FYUP situation gets repeated, teachers are not leaving any stone unturned to register their opposition to the new system which is likely to be implemented from the upcoming academic session.

Teaching association of 52 out of the 75 colleges in the university resolved to oppose the implementation of CBCS. Terming the CBCS as ' directionless', the Delhi University Teachers' Association ( DUTA) has also unanimously passed a resolution in its general body meeting, opposing CBCS. DUTA said it has received resolutions from 52 colleges opposing the system which were placed at the GBM. " The CBCS is another experiment like the Four- Year Undergraduate Programme ( FYUP) due to which students are suffering as they are being used as guinea pigs in such experiments which are directionless and lack clarity. Every new batch of students is being thrown into confusion and chaos as the result of half- baked experiments," said DUTA president Nandita Narain.

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