UGC extends deadline for submitting comments on draft Higher Education Qualifications Framework to February 21

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The UGC project has defined details of the learning outcomes required at different stages, ranging from undergraduate (UG) to doctoral level.

UGC extends last date for sending suggestions on draft guidelines to February 21

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has extended the deadline for submitting comments on the draft National Higher Education Qualifications Framework (NHEQF) to February 21, 2022. The draft specified learning outcomes required at different stages, ranging from undergraduate (UG) to PhD. The stages have been divided into eight levels with details of the credit requirements for each.

According to the latest notice, “The UGC, in its public notice dated January 30, 2022, sought comments and suggestions on the draft National Higher Education Qualifications Framework (NHEQF) from stakeholders no later than February 13, 2022. In this regard, the deadline for seeking comments/suggestions has been extended to 21.02.2022. Comments/suggestions can be sent by email: [email protected]

As proposed in NEP 2020, universities can offer a three- or four-year undergraduate degree with multiple entry and exit; the NHEQF allows the use of the academic credit bank.

To earn a certificate or diploma, a student will need to earn credits based on workload and time spent learning. According to the project, 40 credits will be necessary for a certificate, 80 for a diploma, 120 for a diploma and 160 credits will be necessary for a diploma with honors and research component. Similarly for a postgraduate degree, students must obtain 40 credits and 80 credits for a master’s degree.

Recently, the Academic Council of the University of Delhi adopted the draft UG Curriculum Framework 2022. Members of the UD Academic Council stated, “The fixing of the academic year 2022-23 as the implementation of NEP 2020 is unfounded. We see that the scheme is so flawed that in a year, it is the fourth model of FYUP placed by the University for discussion. Moreover, the UGCF does not follow the framework stipulated by the draft NHEQF.


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