UGC changed the CBCS and created the Curriculum and Credit Framework for undergraduate programmes
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has established a new undergraduate programme architecture. In response to the NEP recommendations, the UGC changed the CBCS and created the Curriculum and Credit Framework for undergraduate programmes. Candidates have the flexibility to shift from one subject of study to another, as well as multiple entry and exit choices with a UG certificate/ UG diploma/ or degree based on the number of credits obtained, according to the new FYUP curriculum.
The undergraduate programme lasts four years or eight semesters. Students who opt to enrol in a three-year UG programme may quit after the third year. If a student withdraws after the first or second year, they will be awarded a UG Certificate or UG Diploma, depending on the number of credits achieved. Students who graduate with a UG certificate or diploma may return to complete the degree programme within three years.
Students who desire to pursue a three-year UG programme will be awarded a UG Degree in the Major discipline upon satisfactory completion of the programme. Candidates who complete four years of study will be awarded a four-year UG Honours degree in the major discipline.
Students who achieved 75% or higher in the first six semesters and want to pursue undergraduate research can choose a research stream in their fourth year. They should collaborate with a university or college faculty member on a research project or dissertation. The major discipline will be the focus of the research project/dissertation.
Students will be able to transfer from one institution to another, allowing them to engage in multi- and/or interdisciplinary study. They can even switch between learning modes (offline, ODL, Online learning, and hybrid modes of learning).
The following are the primary characteristics of the new curriculum:
1. The ability to switch from one field of study to another.
2. Learners have the option of selecting courses of interest in all fields.
3. Providing multiple entries and exit options with a UG certificate, UG diploma, or degree based on the number of credits obtained.
4. Learners’ ability to transfer from one institution to another to engage in multi and/or interdisciplinary learning.
5. Adaptability to different ways of learning (offline, ODL, Online learning, and hybrid modes of learning).
Students may take breaks from their studies while enrolled, however, the maximum period allowed to complete the programme is seven years.