- Mumbai University’s convocation noticed the participation of 1.51 lakh graduates, with a significant majority being female
Several public, private and central universities have taken up the newly-based four year Undergraduate (UG) programme under the order of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Focusing on Maharashtra’s leadership in NEP implementation, particularly in establishing cluster universities, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar said on February 7, 2024 that as many as 200 universities have adopted the four-year undergraduate programme, highlighting that at Mumbai University’s convocation noticed the participation of 1.51 lakh graduates, with a significant majority being female.
Maharashtra Governor Ramesh Bais emphasized the university’s aim to rank among the top 10, praising the increasing number of female graduates. Notably, LK Advani, an alumnus, was honoured with the Bharat Ratna Award.
As per the initiatives enlisted in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, about undergraduate education, the 4-year bachelor’s degree programme has been considered a preferred option since it would provide the opportunity to experience the full range of holistic and multidisciplinary education in addition to a focus on the chosen major and minors as per the choices of the student. A four-year UG Honours degree in the major discipline would be awarded to those who complete a four-year degree programme with 160 credits and have satisfied the credit requirements.