NEW DELHI: In a serious restructuring which is able to impression lakhs of aspirants of upper schooling within the nation, the College Grants Fee (UGC) on Thursday will notify the brand new four-year-undergraduate programme (FYUP) and the revised PhD laws.

Accessed solely by the TOI, the FYUP of 160 credit will exchange the current three-year selection based mostly credit score system (CBCS) at UG stage and allow college students to instantly be part of PhD programmes on completion of the four-year diploma programmes. The opposite notable reform permitted within the Fee’s assembly on March 10 is enabling college students qualifying a four-year undergraduate programme with analysis eligible for direct admission in PhD. Furthermore, underneath the brand new credit score system learners can transfer from one establishment to a different and swap to various modes of studying (face-to-face, ODL, on-line and hybrid).

As per the “Curricular Framework and Credit score System for the 4-12 months Undergraduate Programme” of UGC, the brand new undergraduate programmes is not going to have “laborious separations between ‘arts’ and ‘sciences’, between ‘curricular’ and ‘extracurricular’ actions, between ‘vocational’ and ‘tutorial streams…” and “A rootedness and pleasure in India, and its wealthy, various, historical, and fashionable tradition and information techniques and traditions.”

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UG levels can be of both three or four-year (most popular choice as per the doc) length, with a number of entry and exit factors and re-entry choices inside this era. This is able to additionally make the design and lengths/ length of grasp’s and PhD diploma programmes versatile as these qualifying FYUP might be eligible for a one-year grasp’s diploma programme and direct entry to PhD.

FYUP will comprise 20-22 credit per semester. Semesters one to a few are devoted to develop an understanding of all main areas of studying akin to pure sciences, social sciences, humanities, mathematical and computational considering amongst others. In semesters 4 to 6 college students will select a disciplinary or an interdisciplinary space of studying for specialization as main and minor. Within the remaining two semesters a pupil will take up analysis initiatives together with superior disciplinary/ interdisciplinary programs.

In keeping with M Jagadesh Kumar, chairperson, UGC, “The prevailing CBCS although supplies a flexibility for college students to select from a variety of disciplines, it lacks multi/ interdisciplinary flavour. In its efforts to revise the CBCS, the UGC has developed FYUP by taking into consideration all related coverage suggestions of NEP, 2020,” including that the brand new construction will equip college students with the capacities in fields throughout the humanities, humanities, languages, pure sciences, social sciences; ethics of social engagement; tender expertise akin to complicated drawback fixing, essential considering, inventive considering, communication expertise, together with rigorous specialization in a selected disciplinary or interdisciplinary main and minor.

Different main reformative steps as envisaged within the NEP 2020 embrace enabling college students qualifying a FYUP with analysis eligible for admission in PhD, credit-based programs in educating/ schooling/ pedagogy/ writing associated to their chosen PhD topic and educating expertise for all recent PhD entrants.

As per eligibility standards outlined within the “College Grants Fee (Minimal Requirements and Procedures for Award of PhD Diploma) Rules, 2022” to be introduced on March 17, 2022, other than the one and two-year grasp’s diploma qualifiers, a FYUP diploma with analysis and having a minimal CGPA of seven.5/10 can also be eligible for the doctoral programmes.


The utmost length of a PhD programme has been set at six years with not more than two years of extension. Sixty % of the full vacant seat of the educational yr shall be stuffed from NET/JRF certified college students and the remaining 40% by means of the college/ widespread entrance check certified college students on the idea of Interviews.

Socially related, regionally need-based, nationally essential, globally important, creating worth to the society or in leading edge areas or contributing to new/ extra information are the thrust areas of analysis.

Options of the Credit score System:

* Flexibility to maneuver from one disciplinary space of research to a different throughout the length of research by securing the required credit within the chosen disciplinary/interdisciplinary space(s)

* Alternative for learners to decide on the topic/studying space of curiosity

* Facilitating a number of entry and exit choices with certificates/ diploma/ or diploma relying upon the variety of credit secured

* Facilitating switching to various modes of studying (face-to-face, ODL and On-line studying, and hybrid modes of studying)

* Flexibility for learners to maneuver from one establishment to a different to allow them to have a multi and/or interdisciplinary studying

Semester/ Credit

* A semester consists of 90 working days and an instructional yr is split into two semesters. Every working week can have 40 hours of educational time

Credit score-hours for various kinds of programs:

* Taught programs: The full learner engaged time for a one credit score taught course can be 45 hours. The out-of- class actions will not be measured and quantified for functions of grading of the credit score

* Seminar: A minimal of 15 hours of participation in seminar exercise per credit score in a semester together with 30 hours of out-of-class actions akin to preparation for the seminar, finishing assignments, and impartial studying and research

* Practicum: A course requiring college students to take part in an permitted undertaking or sensible exercise that applies beforehand realized/studied rules/idea associated the chosen area of studying

* Internship: A course requiring college students to take part in skilled employment associated exercise or work expertise, or cooperative schooling exercise with an entity exterior to the schooling establishment, usually underneath the supervision of an worker of the given exterior entity

* Laboratory work/exercise: 30 hours within the laboratory actions per credit score in a semester together with 15 hours of out-of-class actions akin to preparation for the practicum, finishing assignments which kind part of the course work, and impartial studying and research. The full learner engaged time for a one credit score laboratory work/exercise can be 45 hours.

* Studio actions: Studio actions contain engagement of scholars in inventive or creative actions. The full learner engaged time for a one credit-hour studio exercise can be 45 hours.

* Workshop-based actions: Programs involving workshop-based actions requiring engagement of scholars in hands-on actions associated to work/vocation or skilled follow. 30 hours of workshop-based actions per credit score in a semester together with 15 hours of out-of-class actions akin to preparation for the workshop exercise, finishing assignments, and impartial studying and research.

* Area follow/initiatives: 30 hours per credit score in a semester together with 15 hours of actions akin to preparation for the sphere initiatives, knowledge evaluation, preparation of experiences and many others., and impartial studying and research.

* Group engagement and repair: 30 hours of contact time per credit score in a semester together with 15 hours of actions akin to preparation for the group engagement and repair, preparation of experiences and many others., and impartial studying and research

* Hybrid programs involving a mixture of taught programs and practicum: A 4-credit course involving 75% of face–to– face educating and 25% field-based studying/undertaking or lab work, or workshop actions can have a complete of 75 hours of educational time throughout a semester, and 105 hours of out-of-class actions akin to preparation for the programs of research, finishing assignments and impartial studying and research. Thus, the full learner engaged time can be 180 hours for a 4-credit course

* Learner engaged time for a 4-credit course involving 50% practicum: A 4-credit course involving 50% face–to– face educating and 50% field-based studying/undertaking or lab work, or workshop actions can have a complete of 90 hours of educational time throughout a semester, and 90 hours of out-of-class actions akin to preparation for the programs of research and practicum, finishing assignments and impartial studying and research. Thus, the full learner engaged time can be 180 hours for a 4-credit course.

Curricular elements of the four-year undergraduate programme

* Frequent Programs: The course work through the first three semesters of the 4-year undergraduate programme will encompass a set of programs akin to language schooling (two languages – Regional language and English language), understanding India, Environmental Science/Education, Digital and technological options, Mathematical and Computational Considering and Evaluation, Heath & wellness, Yoga schooling, and sports activities and health, which are widespread for all college students. The coursework through the first three semesters may also embrace programs inside disciplinary areas akin to Pure Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities; interdisciplinary studying areas, and vocational schooling programs which are required for a broad and well-rounded studying expertise

* Language schooling (12 credit): (6-credit-hours programs regarding a Fashionable Indian Language (MIL) & English language targeted on language and communication expertise). College students are required to realize competency in the usage of a Fashionable Indian Language and the English language with particular emphasis on language and communication expertise

* Understanding India (3 credit-hours): The course goals at enabling the scholars to amass and reveal the information and understanding of up to date India with its historic perspective, the essential framework of the targets and insurance policies of nationwide growth, and the constitutional obligations with particular emphasis on constitutional values and elementary rights and duties

* Environmental science/schooling (3-credit course): The course seeks to equip college students with the flexibility to use the acquired information, expertise, attitudes, and values required to take acceptable actions for mitigating the consequences of environmental degradation, local weather change and air pollution, efficient waste administration, conservation of organic range, administration of organic sources, forest and wildlife conservation, and sustainable growth and dwelling. The course may also deepen the information and understanding of India’s surroundings in its totality, their interactive processes, and results on the long run high quality of individuals’s lives

* Digital and technological options (4-credit course): Programs in cutting-edge areas which are quick gaining prominence, akin to Synthetic Intelligence (AI), 3-D machining, huge knowledge evaluation, and machine studying with essential functions to well being, surroundings, and sustainable dwelling that might be woven into undergraduate schooling for enhancing the employability of the youth

* Mathematical and Computational Considering and Evaluation (3-credit course): Programs regarding Mathematical and Computational Considering and Evaluation would focus totally on the mathematical and statistical instruments used to help the research of pure and social sciences, together with topic areas akin to astronomy, biology, chemistry, economics, the surroundings, geological sciences, physics, and sociology and many others

* Health & wellness, Yoga schooling, sports activities and health (2 credit): Course elements regarding well being and wellness search to advertise an optimum state of bodily, emotional, mental, social, non secular and environmental wellbeing of an individual. Sports activities and health actions might be organised outdoors the common institutional working hours

Introductory programs regarding disciplinary areas of Pure Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Vocational Education, and interdisciplinary research: 24 credit. College students are required to finish 9 credit in every of the next three areas:

* Pure Sciences (9 credit-hours)

* Social Sciences (9 credit-hours)

* Humanities (9 credit)

* Interdisciplinary programs: Interdisciplinary programs could kind a part of the basket of programs to be taken through the first three semesters. These could embrace, for instance, programs regarding Cognitive Science, Environmental Science, Gender Research, World Surroundings & Health, Worldwide Relations, Political Financial system and Improvement, Sustainable Improvement, City Ladies’s and Gender Research, and many others.

Disciplinary/interdisciplinary main (48 credit-hours): The most important would supply the choice for a pupil to pursue an in-depth research of a specific topic or self-discipline. Course necessities of majors supplied can be 48 credit. The most important could also be chosen from a basket of programs akin to, for instance, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry,

Pc Science, Knowledge Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Arithmetic, Physics, Statistics Anthropology, Communication and Media, Economics, Historical past, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Archeology, Comparative Literature, Arts & Artistic expressions, Artistic Writing and Literature, language(s), Philosophy, and many others

Disciplinary/interdisciplinary minors (32 credit-hours): College students can have the choice to decide on two disciplinary/interdisciplinary minors of 16 credit-hours every, together with skillsbased programs regarding a selected vocational schooling programme

Vocational Research/Education: Vocational Research/Education will kind an integral a part of the undergraduate programme. A complete of 16 credit might be allotted to the ‘Minor’ regarding Vocational Research/Education

Area-based studying/undertaking (4 credit-hours): The sphere-based studying/undertaking will try to supply alternatives for college students to grasp the totally different socio-economic contexts

Abilities-based internship: A key facet of the FYUGP is induction into precise work conditions. College students might be supplied with alternatives for internships with native business, companies, artists, crafts individuals, and many others. in order that college students could actively interact with the sensible aspect of their studying and, as a by-product, additional enhance their employability

Superior disciplinary/interdisciplinary programs required to help/undertake analysis, together with analysis methodology programs, and a analysis undertaking (20 credit-hours): Firstly of the seventh semester every pupil will take up a analysis undertaking together with superior programs and analysis methodology programs

Analysis-oriented programs & internship, and analysis undertaking (18 credit): All college students pursuing a 4-12 months Bachelor’s diploma with Honours/Analysis might be required to take up research-oriented superior programs, analysis methodology programs and a analysis undertaking. A complete of 18 credit shall be allotted for the analysis undertaking.



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