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Curriculum and Credit Framework for the Undergraduate Programme (CCFUGP)

10th December, 2022 Polity and Governance

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  • The University Grants Commission (UGC) is soon to announce a new credit and curriculum framework for undergraduate programmes (CCFUGP) on “understanding India”, modern Indian languages and yoga.
  • Through the CCFUGP, the UGC aims to implement the recommendations in the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 for making higher education multi-disciplinary.
  • The curriculum prescribed by the UGC consists of major stream courses, minor stream courses along with modern Indian language and English language, skill enhancement courses and value-added courses.
    • Students will have flexible degree options with single or double majors.
    • Learners can move from one institution to another, and can also switch to alternative modes of learning such as open and distance learning, online learning or hybrid mode.
  • The document on the CCFUGP is to be made public next week.

University Grants Commission (UGC)

  • University Grants Commission is a statutory body under the University Grants Commission Act, of 1956.
  • UGC is charged with the task of coordinating and maintaining standards of higher education in India.
  • It provides recognition to universities and also allocates funds to universities and colleges.
  • UGC headquarters are in New Delhi, and it also has 6 regional centres.
  • All grants to universities and higher learning institutions are handled by the UGC.
  • In 2015-16, the Union government initiated a National Institutional Ranking Framework under UGC to rank all educational institutes.
  • UGC also conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET) for the appointments of teachers in colleges and universities.
  • M Jagadesh Kumar is the current chairman of the UGC.

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