Hyderabad: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has proposed a National Academic Credit Bank, said The UGC Vice-Chairman, Prof Bhushan Patwardhan here on Thursday.
Disclosing this while interacting with the media on the sidelines of the three-day Training of Teachers (ToT) for Student Induction Programme (SIP) at IIIT-Hyderabad here on Thursday, Prof Patwardhan said that the proposal is similar to that existing in some foreign universities.
“If a B Tech student needs 150 credit points, 120 of this are mandatory from the core subjects to finish the course. The rest 30 points can be accrued through hobby courses from a non-conventional institution. Thus the students get 120 points or credits from his core subjects before time and can move on to the subsequent level without waiting to spend scheduled or stipulated time in the course by redeeming the 30 points earned,” he said.
He said the UGC has already appointed a committee which met a couple of times to study the same. Soon it will be put for peer review and implementation and other modalities will be worked out.
“Once this goes through proper deliberations and accepted, we would like to roll it out on an experimental basis or on a pilot project basis in any one of the universities by the academic year 2021,” he said, adding that it will be introduced at both under graduate and post-graduate levels.
Around 225 faculty and teachers from institutes across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu attended the programme that included workshops, interactive sessions and talks.