A report submitted for the re-introduction of the four-year course as part of the undergraduate reforms led by NEP panel former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan.
A University Grants Commission (UGC) board has suggested the re-introduction of a four-year program from the current three-year undergraduate course for advancing and improving nature of research in schools and colleges. It comes five years after the dubious Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) was rejected.
“Increment the number of colleges offering the four-year undergrad program, with a solid research part to give the pipeline to great quality understudies for the doctoral program,” the council, headed by teacher P Balaram, previous executive, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, said in its report.
“Likewise, the current two-year MA and MSc projects ought to have an examination venture with a necessity of commonly 6-10 credits. It might be critical to stopping undergrad programs that are constrained in extension (for instance in particular subjects like Biotechnology or Bioinformatics), as they give preparing just in specific subjects. All full-time undergrad projects must be expansive based. Expert and professional courses that encourage employments ought to be run independently as Diploma courses,” the report included.”
“Both three-year and four-year courses will be permitted to exist together, however with different exit and section alternatives. The four-year program will accommodate more noteworthy thoroughness and enable the student to direct research alternatively,” the NEP draft said.
“Students will graduate with a four-year Liberal Arts Science Education qualification with Honors, or may graduate with a B Sc, BA, B Com or B Voc in the wake of finishing three years with an appropriate consummation of credits inside their subject,” it said.