University Grant Commission (UGC) has proposed all Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to grant the degrees students on their obtained credit basis Approach. UGC secretary, Prof. Manish R. Joshi seeks to make it at international level. This update is according to NEP’s vision which makes flexibility, multiple entry and exit options for students.
Nowadays the Ministry of Education and its all assistant departments like UGC, Department of Education, NCrf and HEIs are looking to be active in changing the Indian Education System. Day by day new guidelines, recommendations, proposals and rules are being framed. Recently the UGC has revised the degrees Nomenclature format of specializations. Today, Professor Manish R. Joshi, Secretary proposed to change the basis of Degree. After implementation of this proposal Students by their respective universities/Colleges, will be awarded their degrees based on their earned Credit – Centric basis.
What is a credit-Centric Approach system? Till now the degrees were awarded on the basis of duration of the course/program. But in A credit-Centric Approach System, a degree is prepared based on students’ obtained marks/credits/ranks varies in different countries. A credit Centric Approach keeps records of students’ decisions as Academic trajectory as they wish their career aspirations. The system fixes the credit numbers for certificates, diploma, three-year degree, and four-year degree as 40, 60, 80, 120,and 160 credits respectively.
“This type of Credit System degree format is granted in North America and European Countries. The credits what the students obtain will be kept in Academic Bank Credit (ABC)”- Prof. Manish R Joshi said.
Commonly A degree was awarded to students after at least three years of leaving the institutions till now. The guidelines under revision in the nomenclature also includes a mandatory – “HEIs will have to give certificates to students who exit after one year”, He added.
The proposal proposed by the UGC aims to strengthen the Higher Education System of the country in order to provide more liberisation regarding multiple entry and exit options to students. The decision is in tune with the New Education Policy 2020 as it aims to globalize the education system.