Soon a graduate of new four year UG program will be
able to take admission in PHD. University Grants
Commission (UGC) will issue the notification of the new rules for PhD Admission along with the syllabus for the studies to be completed in four years under graduation program.
The UGC is also restructuring the syllabus framework within short intervals. Some teacher and teachers’ bodies are against this restructuring.
Professor Mithuraaj Dhusiya, Member, Academic Council, University of Delhi said, “It clearly shows that both MoE and UGC and consequently universities are ill prepared to implement NEP from the academic year
2022-23. Reduction of number of credit hours in the range of 120-132 for 3 years and 160-176 for four years will not only devalue degrees but also lead to massive
erosion of workload and teaching jobs”.
Reportedly students will be studying ‘common courses’ from humanities, social sciences, mathematics and vocational education for first 3 semesters and then decide what major, minor they want to choose, professor Dhusiya said.
According to him, “this methodology is a big waste and
will ensure that students will not get sufficient time to pursue their area of specialization. On top of that, if they are allowed to pursue PhD straight after 4 years of
undergraduate course, it will lead to the devaluation of the PhD degree itself.”