New Norms of UGC: After four years of degree, now directly to PHD, know the new rules of UGC

UGC New Policy: UGC was preparing to change the standard and method of completing undergraduate programs for a long time. He was considering implementing a new syllabus for this.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday gave a big relief to those students who want to do PhD but could not do it due to non-completion of Master’s degree. Commission Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar (M. Jagadesh Kumar) said that students with a four-year bachelor’s degree will now be able to do PhD directly. That means they will no longer need to do a separate master’s degree. He also said that the three-year graduation course will not be discontinued until the ‘4-year programme’ is fully implemented.

UGC had recently made changes in the undergraduate program

Actually, UGC was preparing to change the standard and method of completing the undergraduate program for a long time. He was considering implementing a new curriculum for this. Recently, new credit and curriculum framework for undergraduate courses was announced.

system of taking more than one subject

Talking about the advantages of the four-year undergraduate program (FYUP), Kumar said, “The first advantage is that they do not need to do a master’s degree (Post Graduation) to join the Ph.D program.” . They can also take more than one subject for deep knowledge in any subject.

University can choose three and four year course

He said, “Since Multidisciplinary Courses, Ability Enhancement Courses, Skill Enhancement Courses, Value-Added Courses and Internships are available for four years, Undergraduate Program (FYUP), it will enhance opportunities for students to take up employment or pursue higher studies.” Kumar, however, clarified that universities can choose between three- and four-year programmes. “It is left to the universities,” he said in an interview with PTI on Wednesday.

Change in existing ‘choice based credit system’

The UGC on Monday notified the curriculum and credit framework for undergraduate programs which will provide multiple options for entry and exit to students. The format has been developed by modifying the existing ‘Choice Based Credit System’. As per the programme, students will be able to pursue only a four-year honors degree instead of a three-year course as at present. Honors degrees will also be awarded in two categories – Honors and Honors with Research.


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