Members of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) paid a visit to Calcutta University (CU) on Monday.
The 10-member team inspected each and every campus of the 160-year-old university, the university authorities informed.
Soma Banerjee, the registrar of the University said the authorities are hopeful of a positive outcome. “Last time, NAAC gave us an A grade. This time we are hoping to get a more advanced grade.
Recently, the University of Calcutta has made a mark in various sectors of research and study. Infrastructure has been developed and we have well furnished canteens and drinking water facility in the campuses,” Banerjee said.
The campuses were appropriately decked up before the visit of the NAAC members.Wall painting works were completed and the authorities put up glowing sign boards to notify necessary information for the students.
Recently, many new subjects such as Buddhist Studies, Comparative Indian Language and Literature have been introduced.
Moreover, the University officials will have positive news to share during the visit by NAAC members, as the University has decided to introduce choice-based credit system (CBCS) from the next academic session.
Jadavpur University, the other premier institution in the state, has also decided to go the CBCS way.
At CU, it will be a campus wise choice-based credit or inter-faculty choice-based credit system. The university has opted only for post-graduation courses to start with. It will introduce CBCS at the undergraduate level later.
Jadavpur University, meanwhile, will begin CBCS in all subjects from the next session.
“First, we will introduce within the same faculty where a science student studying physics can select any other subject within the same faculty. From 2018-2019 sessions, based on the experience, we may expand CBCS across faculties, which would enable arts students to opt for science subjects. Similarly, engineering students will be able to study humanities,” said a official of the University.