CREDIT BASED SYSTEM (CBS)
Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU) (Formerly known as Punjab Technical University), Jalandhar was established in the Year 1997 under the Punjab Technical University Act, 1996 (Punjab Act No. 1 of 1997) to enhance technical education and development in the State of Punjab and for related issues. The University is aware of the urgent need to move towards Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) Grading system as per guide lines of UGC. The university has already implemented Credit Based System from the Academic session- 2015-16 and is committed to implement CBCS in future.
WHY CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM
The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) enables a student to obtain a degree by accumulating required number of credits prescribed for that degree. The student also has a choice in selecting courses out of those offered by various departments. The grade points earned for each course reflects the student’s proficiency in a particular course. The CBCS enables the students to earn credits across departments and provides flexibility in the duration to complete a study program. The CBCS facilitates transfer of credits earned in different Departments/Centers of other recognized / accredited universities or institutions of higher education in India and abroad.
APPLICABILITY OF CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM
The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) shall apply to all Under Graduate/Post Graduate Courses of PTU’s Campus, Autonomous Institutions and affiliated Colleges/institutions. Under CBCS the requirement for awarding a degree is prescribed in terms of number of credits and students are given choices from the pool of elective courses.