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UP government finalises common minimum syllabus policy for all universities

The government of Uttar pradesh has finalised the common minimum syllabus (CMS) policy which will be used across all state universities from the new academic session 2021-22.

The CMS policy is planned to be implemented in all undergraduate disciplines of B.Sc., B.Com. and BA courses. This policy will enable the students to opt for multidisciplinary education.

This means that a student from science stream is eligible to choose an additional subject from arts like history and economics while a student from commerce can choose any subject from science.

The common minimum syllabus is being introduced as an step towards the national education policy (NEP) 2020 which mentions the addition of multidisciplinary curriculum in conventional and professional programmes.

As per the rules of CMS policy, the multidisciplinary subject choosen by a students will be apart from the two major subjects from their main stream, this major subjects will be pre-decided.

However, The students are allowed to change their major subjects in second or third year. There will also be a minor elective subject as the fourth subject in each curriculum.

In addition to the academics, one vocational and one co-curricular subjects are also included. The vocational course be based on skill development which will be for the first four semesters or two year.

The new syllabus policy has also brought a new credit point system with it. According to this, the student must score atleast 46 percent in each year years to qualify the bachelors degree.

There would be six co-curricular subjects divided as two subjects per year. This subjects will carry 2 credit points each. While the skill development vocational will be worth 3 credit points each.

However, the scores of all this co-curricular and vocational courses will not be included in the final CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average). The scores will only be mentioned in the result marksheet.

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