The Assam cabinet has revised the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the state in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
The state cabinet, in a meeting chaired by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on May 23, decided that the CBCS will be revised in accordance with the NEP guidelines and there will be no hard and fast separation between streams, curricular and extra-curricular, vocational and academic arena, state health minister Keshab Mahanta said.
The basic structure of the undergraduate degree programmes will be of three to four years duration with multiple entry and exit points along with re-entry options, he said.
The students will be provided with certificates after completing one year, diplomas after two years, Bachelor's degrees after three years, Bachelor's degree with honours after a four-year programme and Bachelor's degree with research after a four-year programme, if the student completes a rigorous research project.
The council of ministers also approved the rationalisation of the teacher transfer process to facilitate intra-district, inter-district and mutual transfers of elementary, secondary, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) as well as teachers in government educational institutions via a transfer portal.