For the recently announced four-year undergraduate course model, the state education administration on Tuesday published a general resolution establishing academic credits. By doing this, the administrations of colleges and universities can no longer be perplexed about academic credit.
The resolution states that each semester, students will receive 22 credits, for a total of 132 credits in three years and 176 credits in four years.
Following the announcement of the academic credit bank under the new National Education Policy 2020, which is being implemented this year, college and university administration voiced objections. Administrations had taken issue with the disparity in credits in various branches.
According to a statement from the education department, the agency had asked for comments from all stakeholders in order to resolve this uncertainty and create a consistent curriculum and credit system.
The department was provided with 197 proposals from 47 different stakeholders, and the common curriculum and credit system were adjusted as a result.
From the 2023-24 academic year, undergraduate courses will be four-year courses in the state instead of three-year courses as of now. The postgraduation course will be a one-year course instead of a two-year course at present.
The education department statement on Tuesday said that the decision has been taken as the new NEP guidelines have prescribed the same. The NEP guidelines come into effect this academic year.
According to the release, the undergraduate programme would offer courses like BA, BCom, BSc, BBA, and BCA. Under the new structure, students will receive a certificate after completion of one year diploma after the second year, a degree in the third year, and honors in the fourth year.
The statement said that the new structure will be implemented in all colleges and universities apart from courses regulated by AICTE, Pharmacy Council of India, Bar Council of India, Council of Architecture, National Council for Teachers Education, Medical Council, and Indian Nursing Council.