An expert committee constituted by Kerala state government has come up with powerful recommendations. It had suggested the state higher education department to include four-year honours bachelor’s degree programmes in top-ranked colleges and to devise integrated courses.
The committee, chaired by MG University Vice Chancellor Sabu Thomas, was constituted to suggest the introduction of new courses in affiliated colleges.
The committee also emphasised that four-year honours degree courses should be started in universities which have received ‘A’ grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and are ranked in the top 50 of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).
The committee report noted that the honours programme will make a big change in the higher education system in the state.
New Courses competent to international courses have been recommended.
Students will get an option to select a minor subject along with major subject in the degree course.