UGC Plans to Change The Way Universities, Colleges Assess Students, Here’s How

UGC Plans to Change The Way Universities, Colleges Assess Students, Here’s How

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is planning to change the way colleges and universities assess students. The new system will ensure that the students across colleges have a common framework based on learning outcomes. This will ensure easy movement of students from one course or one college to another course or college. Further, this will also ensure syncing of academic credits of Indian students with that of foreign colleges.

The UGC is planning to tweak the National Higher Education Quality Framework. This is a series of credits which a student gets on completion of a certain course. For a certain level of skill obtained, a student gets equivalent certification. As per the existing system, level 10 represents learning outcomes appropriate to the doctoral-level. Under the revised guidelines, the range of credits will be shifted from 4.5 to 8.

Till now, the assessment was given to students in the level of 5 to 10 and unless students had the level of given competencies, they were not given the corresponding degree/certification. As per the existing system, level 5 corresponds to certificate level, diploma is level 6 and undergraduate courses at level 8, PG diplomas are level 9. But as per the new policy, at competencies of level 4.5 a student will be ending the first year of their UG course or be eligible for a certificate (if they plan to exit the course there).