Higher education regulator, University Grants Commission, UGC plans to formulate draft guidelines. Its objective is to revise the existing undergraduate curriculum from the following academic session. The FYUP will renovate the present three-year choice-based credit system or CBCS.
The document Curricular Framework and Credit System for Four-year Undergraduate Programme. It formulates common introductory courses in natural sciences, humanities, as well as social sciences.
This will be for the first three semesters, nevertheless of what the students select to specialize in. The plan also encompasses formal courses on regional languages, English, Yoga, Artificial Intelligence as well as data analytics, and much more.
The UGC plans document indicates a transferable credit-based system. It has 160 credits for the four-year undergraduate program. It comprises one credit for 15 hours of classroom teaching. In the third year, students have the choice to choose a subject which they want to study in-depth.
Students can select from a wide range of subjects varying from political science to astronomy. In the final two semesters, the student enrolled in a four-year program will also begin research based on their major subject.
In line with NEP of the year 2020, the UG program will also have various entry-exit options. Children have the option to exit the course after the first year with a certificate. The Students who are exiting the course after two years will receive a diploma.
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Furthermore, students who complete the whole three years would be given a bachelor’s degree. And the students who study for four years would get an honors bachelor’s degree.
UGC plans An amendment to the Ph.D. program. It allows direct admission to FYUP students. All the Students have a minimum 7.5 CGPA in the four-year programs. It will even include the research component, as per the new guidelines. Students would be capable of direct admission to Ph.D. programs.
Four-year UG course:
Major and minor subject, their credit system
According to the UGC plans document, students would have to earn 20 to 22 credits every semester. The first three semesters seek to formulate a basic understanding of major subjects. This will comprise 48 credit hours of either a single discipline or interdisciplinary subject selected by the student. The workload of a course is measured on basis of credit hours. A credit is a unit by which the procedure work will be assessed.