International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part C
Choice based credit system (CBCS) and nursing education
Dr. Ram Kumar and Dr. Anjna Agarwal
The present education system in India, produces young minds with lack of knowledge, lack of confidence, lack of values and skills. The present alarming situation make it necessary to transform or redesigning of present conventional system of education. The concept of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) system was initiated by UGC to enhance and promotes the educational liberalization of existing conventional higher education models.
UGC has introduced a 10-point grading system, which is being adopted by Indian Nursing Council with pass grade modified. CBCS uses a grading and evaluation system to map student performance based on the earned credits. A credit system for higher education measures various parameters like student performance, learning outcomes, entrepreneurship skills, contact hours, innovation & creativity & talent.
As per the Gazette notification of Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi dated 05.07.2021, the B.Sc. Nursing program is a four-year program comprising of eight semesters that is credit and semester based. It is choice based only for elective courses. Competency based curriculum is the main approach that is based on ten core competencies.