Students can get two degrees simultaneously, changes in university rules on the recommendation of UGC
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New Delhi: Under the new new education policy, students from across the country can complete two degree programs simultaneously from the same university or different universities. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prepared new provisions for this. Under the rules framed by the UGC, universities across the country will now allow students to pursue two degrees simultaneously.
According to the rules laid down by the UGC, students can simultaneously pursue any other degree course of their choice from the same university in which they are studying. If the students like any other course of their choice in any other university, then in that case also they will be allowed to take admission in that course.
Giving information in this regard, UGC President M Jagadesh Kumar said that students are being allowed to pursue two degrees from two institutions at the same time. With the implementation of the new education policy, the University Grants Commission (UGC) will provide more options to the students in the higher education system. UGC has made a new guideline regarding this change.
In this new process, up to 40 percent of the credits a student can get from a university other than their parent university. According to the UGC, the new guideline is being implemented simultaneously with two degree credit score system and multi-disciplinary education system. Apart from this, a new curriculum for undergraduate courses is also being worked out. Under this, universities are redesigning undergraduate courses.
DU, the country’s largest central university, may implement the new undergraduate curriculum framework from the upcoming new session. According to Delhi University, the new curriculum for undergraduate courses can be ready in two months. The Executive Council of the University of Delhi has passed the Undergraduate Curriculum Framework 2022 (UGCF). The Academic Council has also passed it. The undergraduate curriculum is being built on the basis of the reforms suggested by the NEP 2020.
A new and big change has taken place in the education system of the country from 6th April. The registration for the Central University Entrance Test for admission to various central universities has started from April 6. Along with this, now the admission process for undergraduate courses in central universities has also changed. Now the 12th marks will not hold any importance for admission to the undergraduate courses in the colleges affiliated to the central university. Till now admissions in colleges have been done on the basis of 12th merit. But now students will go through the process of entrance test for which it will be mandatory to fill this form.
Significantly, UGC will now act as a capacity-provider. University Grants Commission i.e. UGC will also play a big role in digital education. For this the UGC will not act as a monitoring body but as a capacity-provider with accountability provisions in re-imagining the teaching-learning process of the future.
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First Published : 12 Apr 2022, 05:15:01 PM