University authorities decide to adopt new curriculum before next academic year

R Bindu | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: The higher education department of Kerala will provide a sample draft of curriculum to universities to prepare and adopt it before the beginning of the next academic year.

The decision was taken at a meeting of higher authorities, including vice-chancellors, chaired by higher education minister R Bindu.

Sources told Mathrubhumi that curriculum committees would be formed as soon as possible.

Credit system will be mandatory. Four-year undergraduate degrees will also start next year.

Skill development will be a key component of the curriculum revision. Evaluation will change according to the nature of the subject.

Amidst specialisation and flexibility in subject selection, languages will become elective courses.

In four years, one has to secure 176 credit out of 200. Existing UG course has 150 credits. Online course, internship, skill development courses, NSS, NCC, projects will provide credits.

For the four-year honours degree, student has to take up research project in the final year.

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