Karnataka government to abandon 4-year UG degree programme; AIDSO welcomes move
All India Democratic Student Organisation (AIDSO) also asked the Karnataka government to address issues such as an increase in admission fees and faculty shortage
NEW DELHI: All India Democratic Student Organisation (AIDSO) has welcomed the Karnataka government’s decision to abandon the four-year degree course and continue with the traditional three-year undergraduate degree system.
Saying that the four-year undergraduate degree program is not the only problem, AIDSO state secretary Ajay Kamath said that the state government should take a look at other important issues in the education sector, including increase in admission fees, shortage of faculty, shortage of hostels, long delay in providing scholarship.
Kamath further added that if the decision to continue with the traditional three-year UG degree system is implemented, it will be a victory for the students, teachers, and people of the state.
A statement issued in this regard also said Karnataka education minister Sudhakar has also spoken about the move and it has been reported in newspapers. The government, he added, should make decisions relating to higher education that are conducive to the progress of education.
The Congress in the Karnataka poll manifesto had promised to scrap the National Education Policy, NEP 2020. The party has also promised to undo changes made to school textbooks when the BJP was in power.
As per the National Education Policy, NEP 2020, the undergraduate degree will be of four-years. The student will have multiple exit options. Students leaving the degree program after the first, second, third, and fourth year will get certificates, diplomas, and degrees, honors or research degrees respectively. Those completing the four-year UG program.