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)
- It will replace the Choice Based Credit System that pre-dates the NEP.
- The framework is recommendatory and not compulsory in nature.
- 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.