UGC Finalized regulations to implement 4-year Undergraduate Program in HEIs for upcoming academic session 2023-24
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has finalised the regulations for the four-year undergraduate program (FYUGP) that will be implemented in all higher education institutions (HEIs) from the upcoming academic session 2023-24.
According to UGC, these regulations for four-year undergraduate programs will be distributed to all universities in the nation starting next week.
The four-year undergraduate program will be implemented in the majority of state and private universities in addition to all 45 central universities from the next academic session i.e 2023-24. In addition, many deemed universities will also give their consent to the program’s implementation.
All new students will have the option to opt the four-year undergraduate courses, the FYUGP would likely to get the UGC’s approval for old students as well. This implies that students who enrolled in standard, three-year undergraduate programs this academic year may also have the option of joining the four-year degree program beginning with the following session.
According to the UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar, students who are already enrolled in universities and are in the first or second year would also be given the chance to take four-year undergraduate courses
The entire four-year undergraduate course schedule will soon be made public, said UGC chairman.
Universities will have the freedom to create their own rules and regulations through their academic and executive councils. Depending on what the university decides, even a final-year student may be given the chance to enroll in the 4-year UG program.
Despite the UGC’s complete readiness for the 4-year UG program, many teachers and teacher organisations have voiced their disapproval of this. They contend that it will cause students to bear an additional year’s worth of financial burden.