Revamped curriculum, evaluation system from 2019: UGC

Revamped curriculum, evaluation system from 2019: UGC

The UGC has decided to revise varsity and college curriculum in various disciplines

Universities and other higher education institutions in the country will have a revamped curriculum and evaluation system from the next academic session starting 2019.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to revise the curriculum in various disciplines, clearly specifying the subject-wise learning outcomes to be measured, not just in terms of a student's knowledge, but also his/her understanding of concepts, employability, life-long learning skills, soft skills, attitudes and values.

The higher education regulator will also introduce a system of “continuous evaluation” of students' performance from next academic session to ensure that progress is measured periodically so that remedial measures can be taken.

A committee of subject experts under the UGC will prepare the learning outcome-based 'model curriculum' for 37 subjects by the end of October.

“The revised curriculum will be implemented by all universities from the next academic session,” UGC chairman D P Singh said. He was making a presentation at a national conference of vice-chancellors and other higher education institutions here on the UGC's move to revise the existing curriculum and bring reforms in examination system within a stipulated time.

Continuous evaluation of students' learning outcomes with a combination of “formative, interim and summative assessment” will come as an opportunity to learners to improve their performance.

The UGC will come with a final report on the proposed examination reforms by October 2018. It will subsequently hold workshops for faculty members at regional level in December so that higher education institutions are ready for the revised curriculum and evaluation system.