A University Grants Commission (UGC) panel has recommended the advent of a four-year programme from the current 3-12 months undergraduate course for selling and enhancing excellent of research in faculties and universities. The development comes five years after the arguable Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) changed into scrapped.
Apart from the four-member committee of the UGC, an HRD Ministry panel working on the brand new National Education Policy (NEP) had also encouraged a transition to 4-year UG route.
“Increase the variety of universities imparting the 4-yr undergraduate programme, with a robust research aspect to provide the pipeline for precise great students for the doctoral programme,” the committee, headed with the aid of professor P Balaram, former director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, said in its report, in line with PTI.
“Also, the prevailing two-year MA and MSc programs need to have a research assignment with a requirement of generally 6-10 credits. It can be essential to prevent undergraduate programmes which can be constrained in scope (for example in specialised topics like Biotechnology or Bioinformatics ), as they provide training best in specialised topics,” the report similarly said.
“All full-time undergraduate programmes have to be vast-based. Professional and vocational publications that facilitate jobs need to be run separately as Diploma publications,” the document added.
The Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) added by the Delhi University under the previous vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh turned into scrapped with the aid of former Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.
The NEP panel, led by means of former ISRO leader K Kasturirangan, which submitted its file to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, has recommended re-advent of the four-yr path as part of undergraduate reforms.
“Both 3-year and four-yr courses may be allowed to co-exist, but with multiple exit and entry options. The 4-year programme will provide for more rigour and allow college students to behavior studies optionally,” the NEP draft stated.
“Students will graduate with a 4-12 months Liberal Arts Science Education diploma with Honours, or may additionally graduate with a B Sc, BA, B Com or B Voc after completing three years with a appropriate of completion of credit within their problem,” it said.