BHUBANESWAR: The College Grants Fee (UGC) on Thursday invited feedback/recommendations/feedbacks from all stakeholders on the draft framework ‘Curricular Framework and Credit score System for 4 12 months UG Programme’. This has evoked blended response from the educationists of the state.

The four-year undergraduate programme (FYUGP) draft ready by the UGC seeks to equip college students with the capacities in fields throughout the humanities, humanities, languages, pure sciences, social sciences and an ethic of social engagement. College students can even get delicate abilities similar to advanced downside fixing, essential pondering, artistic pondering, communication abilities, together with rigorous specialisation.

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Whereas a number of educationists appreciated the FYUGP, a few of them didn’t just like the reform associated to PhD. It states {that a} scholar is eligible for direct admission in PhD after completion of a four-year undergraduate programme with analysis.

Educationist Pritish Acharya mentioned FYUGP would produce high quality graduates. “This can be a good programme for the scholars. Nevertheless, the UG programme shouldn’t be adequate for a scholar to enrol for a PhD programme. There must be a submit commencement (PG) programme earlier than enrolling for PhD,” he added.

Siba Prasad Adhikary, former vice-chancellor of FM College, Balasore, mentioned nationwide schooling coverage (NEP) has already acknowledged concerning the four-year UG programme. “Why UGC provide you with a brand new draft now? It mustn’t complicate the programmes by developing with new issues. PhD after the UG programme is over shouldn’t be advisable. Extra discussions are wanted on this,” he added.

Jayant Kumar Mohapatra, former vice-chancellor of Berhampur College, mentioned the UGC ought to conduct wider session earlier than taking such choices. “A lot of the necessary points of NEP are but to be carried out by the states. When that is the scenario in states, I don’t perceive why UGC is developing with new drafts in a rush,” he added.

He additional mentioned PhD can’t be achieved after a four-year UG programme. “I feel PG is required for enrolling in a PhD programme. There shouldn’t be any compromise,” he added.

Asoka Kumar Das, vice-chairman of the Odisha State Increased Education Council (OSHEC), mentioned the council will undergo the draft and if needed, it’s going to give recommendations. “However state will take its personal choice on this relying on college students’ curiosity,” he added.



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