Prepare students for employment, add internship programs to university degrees: UGC

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Degree programs integrated into internships were announced in the 2020-21 Union budget to increase the employability of students.  (Representative)

Degree programs integrated into internships were announced in the 2020-21 Union budget to increase the employability of students. (Representative)

This will help prepare new graduates for the job with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude, UGC said in an official notice.

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued an opinion urging universities, colleges and higher education institutes to introduce integrated study programs for apprentices or internships. This will help prepare new graduates for employment with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude, the commission said.

The statement reads: “Considering the interests of students and society in general, you are kindly requested to promote integrated apprenticeship / internship programs at your university as well as at colleges / institutions affiliated with your university. . “

UGC also asked colleges that already offer integrated apprenticeship and internship programs to upload the relevant information by filling out a Google form attached to the notification and submitting it by October 10. These programs were announced in the Union budget 2020-21. to increase the employability of students.

Recently, the commission also urged higher education institutions to consider applied mathematics as the main subject for admission into undergraduate courses. The Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced this subject for students in grades 11 and 12 as an academic subject of choice in order to improve their math skills and knowledge.

UGC, in its letter dated Sept. 15, said applied mathematics comprised 80 percent of the grades for theory and 20 percent of the scores for practical work in the board exam. The subject is a regular academic subject and therefore the marks obtained by applicants in that subject can be included for the calculation of overall marks upon admission, the commission said.

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