The Gujarat State Government has announced in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday that a uniform curriculum and credit framework will be implemented across all private and government universities, colleges, and recognized educational institutions in the state. This major move comes under the new education policy, aiming to streamline and standardize academic structures.
Effective from the 2023-24 academic year, the Common Curriculum and Credit Framework will apply to all first-year students admitted after 15th June 2023. A detailed resolution concerning this significant change will be released by the Education Department. Education Minister Hrishikesh Patel emphasized that students obtaining a four-year honors-research degree would only need to undertake an additional year of study to gain a postgraduate degree.
Elaborating on the framework, Minister Patel stated that the decision was taken to fortify the provisions of the NEP-2020, establishing a structure of 22 credits per semester. A student can accumulate up to 132 credits over three years and 176 credits over four years.
The framework’s draft received 197 suggestions from 47 stakeholders, including university representatives, student associations, Vice-Chancellors, Principals, Professors, and the public. Upon considering this feedback, the Government Resolution on the Common Curriculum and Credit Framework has been finalized.