As proposed in new National Education Policy 2020, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has formally unveiled the UGC guidelines on the implementation of internship embedded degree programmes. The guidelines were launched as part of the Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy 2020. Earlier, PM Modi delivered the inaugural address for the Conclave.
Education Minister said that the guidelines have been designed keeping in mind the visionary goal set by the NEP 2020 to ensure holistic development of the students. This includes providing them with the necessary theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on experience and training. The internship / apprenticeship embedded degree programmes will go a long way in helping institutes design programmes that are based on practical training which help in development of the necessary skill-set for the students that is required by the job market.
MoS Education Sanjay Dhotre said that apprenticeship embedded degree programmes will have the way ahead for enhancing the employability of students after they complete their education. “The apprenticeship-integrated degree programme will allow the higher education institutions to prepare the students for the need[s] of [the] job market,” he added.