New framework for UG Courses


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    The University Grants Commission (UGC) is expected to announce a new credit and curriculum framework for under-graduate programmes.

    Curriculum and Credit Framework for the Undergraduate Programme (CCFUGP)

    • About:
      • It will replace the Choice Based Credit System that pre-dates the NEP. 
      • The framework is recommendatory and not compulsory in nature.
    • Aim: 
      • To implement the recommendations in the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 for making higher education multidisciplinary. 
    • Multiple Entries and Exits: It will allow students multiple entries and exits 
      • completing the first year will fetch a student a certificate, 
      • two years will get them a diploma,
      • after three years they will get a bachelor’s degree, and
      • after four years a bachelor’s degree with honours.
    • Various Courses:
      • Major stream courses, minor stream courses along with courses from other disciplines, modern Indian language and English language, skill enhancement courses and value added courses.
      • The value added courses common to all students could carry 6 to 8 credits and will include subjects like understanding India, environmental science, digital and technological solutions, health and wellness, yoga education, sports, and fitness.
      • There will be separate skill enhancement courses aimed at imparting practical skills, hands-on training and soft skills in order to enhance the employability of students.
      • Vocational education training will also get 12 credits. 
      • Students will also receive credits for summer internships.
    • Research Option at UG Level:
      • Students who secure 75% of marks and above in the first six semesters and wish to undertake research at the undergraduate level can choose a research stream in the fourth year, for which they will be awarded UG (Honours with research) degree.  

    Source: TH