A University Grants Commission (UGC) panel has recommended the advent of a four-year program from the current 3-12 months undergraduate course for selling and enhancing excellent research in faculties and universities. The development comes five years after the arguable Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) changed into scrap.
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 a 4-year UG route. “Increase the variety of universities imparting the 4-yr undergraduate program, with a robust research aspect to provide the pipeline for precise great students for the doctoral program,” 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 programs which can be constrained in scope (for example in specialized topics like Biotechnology or Bioinformatics ), as they provide training best in specialized topics,” the report similarly said. “All full-time undergraduate programs 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 scrapped by former Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.
The NEP panel, led by former ISRO leader K Kasturirangan, submitted its file to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank,’ has recommended a 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 exits and entry options. The 4-year program will provide for more rigor 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.