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Confusion arises on 4 years graduation course in new education policy

Debanjana Dutta

Not only school days, but also college-university education in the face of strong doubts and questions in the new national education policy. The new system calls for four-year undergraduate and one-year postgraduate courses. The most thorny issue among the various questions is the lack of infrastructure.

In this country, the course of engineering is four years. But at the undergraduate level you have to take science, art, commerce lessons for three years. According to many, if the syllabus is three years after graduation, the reading period from the childhood of the student is 15 years. But for postgraduate studies abroad, 18 years of study is required. Under the new policy, that education will be for 18 years. As a result, it will not be difficult to go for post-graduate studies in foreign universities.Without it, even if you drop out of college in a year or two, it will not fail. One to four: At the end of each year, certificates, diplomas, degrees, honors certificates will be available, respectively .

But the question for a large part of the education camp is, if the current three-year undergraduate curriculum can be turned into a four-year curriculum, is it possible to organize all the colleges and universities in the country in such a hurry?

Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das said on Friday that the new education policy has so far only been passed by the Union Cabinet. The protest started soon after the draft policy was published. As it turns out, the new policy is a copy of that draft. This time it has to be passed in the parliament. After that it will become law.

Let’s see if anything changes. Suranjanbabu’s question is, “Is it possible in this situation as huge infrastructure change required for four years of graduation instead of three?” Or is such a policy being formulated without thinking about it? ”

The new education policy mentions three types of universities. 1) First tier university, where research will also be done. 2) Medium quality university, where teaching will be accompanied by research. 3) Only undergraduate studies will be conducted in this level university, there will be no research.

The question is, why would there be a university where there is no research? Parthib Basu, a zoology teacher and president of the teachers’ association at Calcutta University, said, “They want to shrink education. They want higher education not to reach everyone. There can be no university without research. University means free thinking, a place to create something new. According to the new policy, there will be no M-Phil in the coming days. After completing four years of graduation, you will have the opportunity to do PhD directly. It’s a way of shrinking research, “he said, adding that the policy calls for private investment in education. That being said, colleges should have more than five thousand students. His question is, where will the marginalized colleges get so many students? That means those colleges will no longer exist. Everyone has to run towards the city. Parthivababu also strongly opposed the policy of sharing, such as a university of research and a university of reading. According to him, these are being done for the purpose of bringing private investment. The needy, but the meritorious students will suffer the most.

Vice-Chancellor Suranjanbabu is also protesting against a curriculum policy across the country. His question is, how can the same curriculum be taught in such a big country? According to Abhik Majumdar, Chairman, State Curriculum Committee, each state has its own geographical, historical and cultural traditions embedded in the curriculum. That will be ruined in the new education policy.

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