The UGC or University Grants Commission could introduce ‘National Academic Credit Bank’ for the Higher Education very soon. UGC Vice-Chairman Prof Bhushan Patwardhan quoted, “The proposal is quite similar to the one already existing in few foreign universities.”
He quoted to a reputed media house, “We were already interested in the idea. We had also set up a committee which sat a couple of times to discuss. Once again the topic will be deeply studied, will be sent for peer-review and shall be explored for the implementation.”
Once out, the proposal of ‘National Academic Credit Bank’ shall be applicable to both the UG and PG courses.
What is National Academic Credit Bank’ System?
If a BTech student requires 150 credit points from core subjects to finish the course, the student could take 120 points from BTech, while 30 more from non-conventional college courses like Tabla and Music. On this, a top official from UGC quoted, “The current Higher Ed system is Teacher and Institution centric. This needs transformation where it has to be student-centric.”
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