Students at central universities can now take two courses concurrently beginning with the new academic year. After the central universities accept this proposal, students studying in their facilities will be able to study for other courses at the same time. Students will have the option of taking a traditional course or a distance learning course. The National Education Policy provides for the simultaneous delivery of two courses from central universities.
It has a new provision from the University Grants Commission. Internships will be required for graduation students beginning with the new session, according to UGC Chairman Prof M Jagdish Kumar. Students will develop their skills in accordance with market expectations as a result of this internship. Aside from that, after going to the fields and projects, the students will have to work on community outreach.
Working with business houses can help to run an internship program. Graduate and postgraduate students will have a variety of course options. More certificate and diploma courses must be developed so that students have more options. The Education Ministry has stated unequivocally that admission to undergraduate courses in Central universities will be based on the Common University Entrance Test merit list (CUET).
It is expected that, in addition to the 45 central universities, over 60 state and private universities will enroll students for undergraduate courses based on CUET merit. According to the Education Ministry, central universities across the country are attempting to promote Indian languages. These universities have followed the UGC guidelines in order to run two educational courses concurrently.
Central Universities have begun to appoint Professors of Practice in a variety of fields. Professors of Practice are those whose primary occupation is not teaching and who do not hold a Ph.D. Regardless, based on their professional experience, they can be appointed to teach students.
The UGC has written to Higher Education Institutions regarding the appointment of a Professor of Practice. In the letter to vice-chancellors of universities and principals of colleges, it is requested that they make the necessary changes to their institutions’ rules for the appointment of Professors of Practice. The UGC has also requested that the progress of work in this area be shared on its official portals. The guidelines for the appointment of a Professor of Practice have been made public.