A University Grants Commission (UGC) panel has endorsed the advent of a four-year program from the modern three-12 months undergraduate route for selling and enhancing first-class research in schools and universities. The development comes 5 years after the debatable Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) turned into scrap.
Apart from the four-member committee of the UGC, an HRD Ministry panel running on the brand new National Education Policy (NEP) had also endorsed a transition to a 4-yr UG course.
“Increase the range of universities supplying the 4-12 months undergraduate program, with a strong studies aspect to offer the pipeline for top-quality college students for the doctoral program,” the committee, headed through professor P Balaram, former director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, stated in its record, consistent with PTI.
“Also, the present two-12 month’s MA and MSc packages need to have a research project with a demand for typically 6-10 credit. It can be essential to forestall undergraduate programs that are limited in scope (as an instance in specialized subjects like Biotechnology or Bioinformatics ), as they offer training most effective in specialized subjects,” the record further stated.
“All complete-time undergraduate programs ought to be broad-based totally. Professional and vocational publications that facilitate jobs should be run one by one as Diploma courses,” the record introduced.
The Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) delivered by using the Delhi University beneath the preceding vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh become scrapped via former Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.
The NEP panel, led via former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan, submitted its record to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, has advocated re-creation of the four-12 month’s course as a part of undergraduate reforms.
“Both 3-year and 4-year courses could be allowed to co-exist, however, with multiple go-out and entry options. The 4-12 months program will provide for greater rigor and permit college students to behavior research optionally,” the NEP draft said.
“Students will graduate with a 4-12 months Liberal Arts Science Education degree with Honours, or can also graduate with a B Sc, BA, B Com or B Voc after completing 3 years with an appropriate completion of credit within their subject,” it stated.
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