UGC Proposes Initiative for Inter-varsity Degrees

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is proposing a ‘National
Academic Credit Bank’ in higher education and if the proposal comes
through, inter-university degrees can be a reality soon, a senior UGC
official said Thursday.
UGC vice-chairman professor BhushanPatwardhan, speaking on
the sidelines of the ongoing three-day Training of Teachers (ToT) for Student
Induction Programme (SIP)here, said the proposal was similar to that existing
in some foreign universities. The initiative proposed in the place of the
current ystem of CBCS (credit-based choice system) would allow students to join
in one university, pursue it in another university and earn a degree from a
different university, a press release quoted Patwardhan as saying.
This would give a lot of flexibility to the students, the
release further quoted him as saying.
The UGC has appointed a committee which met a couple of
times to study the proposal, the release said.
The proposal was made recently in Pune and was still in
deliberation stage, he said adding with the National Academic Credit Bank,
inter-university degrees can be a reality in the near future in India.