CU Ponders On Uniformity In Post Graduation Course


Kolkata: Calcutta University is gearing up to tighten its control over the affiliated colleges offering postgraduate programmes in their respective campuses. In the next syndicate meeting, CU authorities will discuss a proposal to introduce uniform PG syllabi for all affiliated institutes.

When a college applies for a PG programme, CU determines the syllabus for the first three years. After this, the colleges have the autonomy to frame their own curriculum with approval from the university. However, there is a discrepancy between the syllabus being followed by the PG departments in CU and in the colleges, resulting in ‘qualitative deterioration’.

“Random permissions to open PG courses in colleges have diluted curriculum. Though the gross enrolment ratio has increased, the quality of PG teaching and evaluation has deteriorated,” a CU teacher said.

The executive council of Jadavpur University on Thursday set up a six-member committee to draw up a plan to submit before RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan). The plan will chalk out areas of expenditure for the amount that JU will receive after securing the “autonomous” status from UGC.