According to the National Education Policy 2020, and degree Reorganized for a period of either three or four years with appropriate certificates – UG Certificate after one year in any discipline or field including professional and vocational fields, or UG Diploma after two years of study, or three years Post graduate degree program. However, a four-year multidisciplinary graduate program is the preferred option because it allows a full range of multidisciplinary education in addition to focusing on chosen major and minor subjects.
According to the new curriculum, apart from the flexibility to move from one subject to another, coordinating the PG program with the reorganized UG, the learners will be given the opportunity to choose the courses of their interest and the flexibility to switch to alternative modes of learning. Also explains (offline, ODL, online teaching, and hybrid methods of learning).
The new credit framework also specifies the minimum number of credits to be earned at the UG level as eligibility for various formats of PG degree. Under the National Higher Education Qualifications Framework (NHEQF), higher education qualifications are classified along a continuum of levels from Level 4.5 to Level 8. For example, a 1-year/2-semester master’s program requires a bachelor’s degree with honors. / Honors in Research with a minimum of 160 credits at level 6.5 on the NHEQF, and a two-year/four-semester Master’s program requiring a minimum of 120 credits at level 6.5 on the NHEQF over three years/six years. With a -semester bachelor’s degree.
Furthermore, irrespective of the major or minor subjects chosen by a student in the UG programme, a student is eligible for admission in any subject of the Master’s program if the student qualifies the national level or university level entrance examination in the discipline of the Master’s programme. .
The document also tells about universities offering master’s programs in core areas such as machine learning, as well as in multidisciplinary areas “AI + X” and professional fields such as health care, agriculture and law. It states that subject to assessment, the PG framework should be in sync with the National Credit Framework (NCRF) for attribution of all learning and assignments, accumulation, storage, transfer and redemption of credits.
And finally, the Framework also states that the new structure facilitates students to pursue two academic programs simultaneously – two full-time academic programs in physical mode, provided that there is no gap of class time between the two programs or two academic programs Do not overlap. One in full-time physical mode and the other in Open & Distance Learning (ODL)/Online mode; Or up to two ODL/Online programs simultaneously.
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