As per the Undergraduate Coverage 2020, Greater Training Fee (HEC) has issued the main points of credit score and non-credit hours of sensible studying, internships, and Basic Training (GE) together with thematic research.
Based on HEC, college students should take quantitative reasoning and expository writing programs in an effort to develop the flexibility to jot down successfully. The place sensible studying is worried, college students could have the choice to choose from entrepreneurship, youth membership, or sports activities. Pakistan and Islamic Research will likely be made obligatory below the GE part.
Furthermore, HEC has declared internships ‘obligatory’ for all four-year and five-year diploma applications. Nonetheless, the internships will likely be non-credited and their scores is not going to be mirrored within the grades.
After session and approval from the related stakeholders, the aforementioned modifications will likely be built-in into the syllabus of all four-year and five-year skilled graduate applications.
HEC has additionally divided undergraduate applications into 5 classes; four-year Arts and Science diploma, four-year skilled diploma, five-year skilled diploma, four-year diploma with councils, and two-year affiliate diploma.
For four-year BS applications, college students will likely be required to finish 120 credit score hours in an effort to obtain the levels. They should examine a minimum of 40 programs of three credit score hours through the four-year program. The 120 credit score hours will likely be divided into 30 credit score hours per yr and 15 credit score hours per semester, that means college students should take 5 programs in every semester.
HEC has additionally categorized undergraduate levels primarily based on three elements. The primary is GE, the second is worried with self-discipline, and the third element is predicated on sensible studying.
College students will likely be required to go for two programs out of three huge disciplines of GE; arts and humanities, nationwide science, and social sciences. GE will account for 39 out of the 120 credit score hours in a four-year bachelor program.
College students will likely be required to take 13 GE programs through the first 4 semesters of the undergraduate diploma. Failure in any of those programs will withhold the coed’s promotion to the fifth semester.
As for non-credit actions, HEC has declared a 9-week internship ‘obligatory’ for all undergraduate college students after the primary 4 semesters.
College students could apply for internships in authorities establishments, native authorities, autonomous establishments, authorities companies, enterprise enterprises, academic establishments, and NGOs.
College students can even be required to go for entrepreneurship, youth membership, or sports activities amenities as a part of non-credit actions.
HEC has additionally directed universities to challenge a two-year affiliate diploma to college students who resolve to withdraw on the finish of the second yr of a four-year diploma program.
However, the Affiliation of Non-public Sector Universities Pakistan (APSUP) has raised objections over the current HEC announcement, arguing that HEC has devised these modifications in haste and with out consulting APSUP.