Source: Times of India

More than 300 universities across the nation can execute the FYUP, a Four-Year Undergraduate Program from the coming new academic session. Nonetheless, this won’t be required as understudies will have the choice to seek after FYUP or a three-year undergrad program.

As per UGC, students with research specialization will get a ‘UG Honours’ four-year undergraduate degree. FYUP has been carried out in around 150 colleges the nation over from the ongoing meeting 2023-24. As per UGC Executive Teacher M. Jagadish Kumar, this number will be twofold in the following meeting.

At the start of the academic session 2023-24, 105 universities across the nation implemented FYUP. The universities implementing 4-year undergraduate courses included 24 state-level universities, 19 central universities, 18 private universities, and 44 deemed universities.

These include Aligarh Muslim University, Delhi University, Jammu Central University, Rashtriya Sanskrit University, Visva Bharati University, and Maulana Azad National Urdu University. Presently the quantity of these colleges has expanded to 150.

Under the system of FYUP, UGC has given understudies the choice to seek a three-year college degree as well as a four-year Praises degree, following the arrangements of the Public Schooling Strategy (NEP).

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As per the UGC Director, understudies will be furnished with a three-year UG degree on the finish of 120 credits and an FYUP Respects degree on the fruition of 160 credits in 4 years.

Understudies wishing to seek research specialization should embrace an examination project in the four-year college class. With this, they will get a Distinction degree alongside research specialization.

Specialists accept that the new draft of the Long term Undergrad Program (FYUP) will help understudies wishing to seek advanced education abroad. The frenzy among Indian understudies to concentrate abroad is expanding step by step. Till November last year, more than 6 lakh Indian understudies traveled to another country for advanced education, though in 2021 this number was 4.44 lakh.


According to these figures, Germany, Canada, the US, Italy, and Australia,  are the top 5 nations where more Indian understudies like to study. As indicated by the new draft of UGC, presently understudies will want to get an undergrad ‘Respects’ degree solely after finishing four years rather than three years.

UGC says that the draft educational plan and credit structure of FYUP are according to worldwide guidelines. One benefit of global uniformity in the degree of training is that Indian understudies will get a larger number of chances than before for advanced education in colleges of America and Western nations.



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