After having objected to the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) being run by three institutions a few months ago, the University Grants Commission (UGC) is understood to have permitted the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore to continue with the four-year programme.
The move followed a detailed clarification from the IISc seeking review of the UGC decision. Students pursuing FYUP get their degrees at the end of three years, while in the fourth year they pursue research work, IISc told the regulator.
The UGC’s green signal comes after it reviewed the detailed clarification given by IISc.
HRD minister Smriti Irani had earlier told the parliament that three institutes – IISc Bangalore, Shiv Nadar Noida and Symboisis Pune – were offering four year BA and B.Sc programmes and the UGC had directed them to discontinue with it.