The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified the Universities under it to take action and pave way for new courses at undergraduate level in order to accommodate students who had opted for various new academic subjects at Senior Secondary level (classes XI and XII) introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education in some of the previous sessions.
In the notice, Dr. Shakeel Ahmad, Deputy Secretary, UGC, notified all the Vice-Chancellors of universities to “take appropriate action for recognition of these new subjects for the purpose of admission of students in degree programmes.” He also mentioned that it is important that the new subjects “find a reflection in the subjects already being offered at the graduate level in various Educational Institutes.”
The Central Board of Secondary Education had introduced various new academic subjects at Senior Secondary level (Classes XI and XII) which included:
- Knowledge Tradition and Practices of India
- Legal Studies
- Human Rights and Gender Studies
- Theatre Studies
- Heritage Crafts
- Graphic Design
- Creative Writing and Translation Studies
- Functional English
- Fashion Studies
- Mass Media Studies
The above mentioned subjects have been introduced by the CBSE keeping the industry and employ-ability avenues in mind.
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