PG programme: UGC brings together postgraduate, undergraduate courses to give flexibility to students

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New Delhi: The new postgraduate programs will come in three formats – one-year, two-year and five-year integrated. Flexibility To move from one discipline of study to another and for those students who qualify Undergraduate (UG) with Double Major, they can choose any one of the two disciplines in which they have majored.
In line with the reorganized undergraduate programmes, the University Grants Commission approved the new “Curriculum and Credits” framework for postgraduate programmes” in the meeting on November 3 and it will be notified on Saturday.

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 Bachelor’s degree after the course. four-year graduate program’However, it 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, by syncing the PG program with the reorganized UG, apart from the flexibility to move from one subject to another, learners will also have the opportunity to choose courses of their interest and switch to alternative modes of learning (offline). Get. , ODL, online learning, and hybrid mode).
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 requires a minimum of 120 credits at level 6.5 on the NHEQF.

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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 between the two programs or class time between the two academic programmes. There should be no overlap; One in full time physical mode and the other in ODL/Online mode; Or up to two ODL/Online programs simultaneously.

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