Lucknow: Lucknow University has become the first University to implement the provisions of National Education Policy 2020 for its undergraduate programs. Revamping the three-year degree program to a four-year course, the varsity will now allow multiple options of entry and exit for its undergraduate students from the upcoming academic session.
As per this new curriculum, a student will be allowed to leave a two-year PG course after studying for a year, for which she/he will get a diploma certificate, while those who complete the full course will get a degree. This would aid the students who want to start working or preparing for competitive exams at any point in the course.
Under this rule, a student will be awarded a certificate after the completion of their 1st year of the course. This would be upgraded to an advanced diploma degree post the end of the second year. If a student leaves the program after three years, he/she will be awarded a bachelor’s degree which would be enhanced to a ‘bachelor’s degree with research’, after the entire timeline of the course is successfully completed. Certificates will be provided at the end of each year of the 4-year program.
According to reports, several meetings will be held to decide the structure and curriculum of the UG programs. The expert group would also decide if the courses will be specified under ‘honours’ or ‘non-honours’ category. The students who leave the course midway will be allowed to join the course later when they intend to. With the modified structure of the courses, the students will have amplified autonomy over their degree course which would help them in better planning of their career.