26 September, 2020

UGC Committee recommends four-year undergraduate courses to reinforce studies

The NEP paneled through former ISRO leader K Kasturirangan, which submitted its report to the new HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, has endorsed re-introduction of the 4-12 months route as a part of the undergraduate reforms

A University Grants Commission (UGC) panel has encouraged the introduction of a 4-yr program from the present day three-year undergraduate route for selling and improving first-rate of research in colleges and universities. The development comes 5 years after the arguable Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) turned 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 additionally endorsed a transition to four-yr UG route.

“Increase the variety of universities providing the 4-yr undergraduate program, with a robust studies component to provide the pipeline for appropriate high-quality students for the doctoral program,” the committee, headed by using professor P Balaram, former director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, stated in its document, according to PTI.

“Also, the existing two-yr MA and MSc programs ought to have a studies task with a demand for commonly 6-10 credit. It can be vital to forestall undergraduate programs that are constrained in scope (as an instance in specialized subjects like Biotechnology or Bioinformatics ), as they provide education most effective in specialized subjects,” the file in addition stated.

“All full-time undergraduate programs must be large-primarily based. Professional and vocational courses that facilitate jobs have to be run one after the other as Diploma courses,” the report brought.

The Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) brought by the Delhi University below the preceding vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh was scrapped through former Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.

The NEP panel, led by means of former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan, which submitted its document to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, has recommended re-creation of the four-year route as part of undergraduate reforms.

“Both 3-yr and four-12 months courses will be allowed to co-exist, but with more than one exit and access alternatives. The 4-12 months program will provide for more rigor and allow college students to conduct research optionally,” the NEP draft stated.

“Students will graduate with a four-year Liberal Arts Science Education degree with Honours, or may additionally graduate with a B Sc, BA, B Com or B Voc after completing 3 years with an appropriate finishing touch of credit inside their concern,” it stated.
Referring to the committee’s document, he had stated there had been 14 lakh engineering seats inside the usa but most effective around 10 lakh students have been being admitted every yr.

Saharsabudhe had additionally stated if the schools did no longer enhance their fashionable, there might be an increasing number of unemployed engineers.

On the want to enhance the same old of schooling, Basu, who taught pc technological know-how and engineering at IIT Kharagpur earlier than taking over as NIT Durgapur director, said the faculties need to introduce extra chapters on artificial intelligence, system studying and statistics technology.

“They ought to introduce these chapters as open non-compulsory. And for that the faculties need to lease vivid instructors,” Basu said.

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