University Grants Commission (UGC)

UGC calls for immediate implementation of Academic Bank of Credits

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Our Correspondent
Posted on 15 May 2022
14:37 PM
UGC has issued urgent guidelines to enhance the reach of the ABC programme.

UGC has issued urgent guidelines to enhance the reach of the ABC programme. UGC

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Summary
ABC, developed by NeGD under Digilocker framework, is a virtual storehouse that contains information on students’ credits
All higher educational institutions asked to register on ABC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all higher education institutions to immediately register online the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) platform and upload date of student credits earned during or after the 2021-22 academic year.

The UGC had, in a gazette notification dated July 28, 2021, informed all higher education institutions about setting up of credit bank.

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The Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) platform has been developed by the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) under the DigiLocker framework, with the facility and functionality of opening academic accounts by the students and on-boarding of higher educational institutions.

ABC is a virtual storehouse that contains information on credits earned by individual students throughout their academic venture. Academic Bank of Credits will digitally store the academic credits earned by students from higher education institutions registered with ABC, for awarding degrees/diplomas/certificates considering credits earned by students.

ABC will ensure the opening, closure, and validation of the Academic Bank of Accounts, verification, accumulation, and transfer or redemption for students. ABC facilitates students to choose their own learning path to attain a degree/diploma/certificate working on the principle of multiple entry-multiple exits and anytime, anywhere and at any level of learning.

To enhance the reach of the ABC programme the UGC has issued an urgent notice to higher education institutions:

  • Register the institution on ABC (www.abc.gov.in).
  • Upload data of student credits obtained during or after the academic year 2021-22.
  • Make the students of the institution aware of the ABC facility and encourage and handhold them to open the Academic Bank Account on the ABC portal (www.abc.gov.in).
  • Create a hyperlink to ABC URL, i.e., www.abc.gov.in on the institution's respective website's home page.
  • Depute nodal officers for implementing ABCS. Students may be asked to fill in ABC ID on all examination forms.

The ABC Cell of UGC can be contacted at 011-24116316 and abc.ugc@gmail.com

Last updated on 15 May 2022
14:37 PM
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