HEC (Higher Education Commission) remaining busy and introducing many new statements day by day. Recently HEC asks VCS to verify their institute degrees to avoid trouble for Pakistanis in UAE and now HEC has made major changes for universities policies and undergraduate degrees also.
As per Undergraduate Policy 2020, HEC has given the details about credit and non-credit hours about practical learning, General Education, and internship. As per HEC, understudies should take quantitative thinking and informative composing courses to build up the capacity to compose successfully. Where practical learning is concerned, understudies will have the choice to select from business, youth club, or sports. Pakistan and Islamic Studies will be made mandatory under the GE segment.
Additionally, HEC has proclaimed internships ‘necessary’ for each of the four-year and five-year degree programs. In any case, the internship will be non-credited and their scores won’t be reflected in the result.
After discussion and endorsement from the important partners, the previously mentioned changes will be coordinated into the schedule of every one of the four-year and five-year proficient graduation programs.
HEC has likewise partitioned undergrad programs into five classes; four-year Arts and Science certificate, four-year professional degree, five-year professional degree, four-year degree with boards, and two-year associate degree.
For four-year BS programs, understudies will be needed to finish 120 credit hours to get the degrees. They should learn in any event 40 courses of three credit hours during the four-year program. The 120 credit hours will be partitioned into 30 credit hours out of every year and 15 credit hours for every semester, which means understudies should take five courses every semester.
HEC has additionally arranged college degrees dependent on three segments. The first is GE, the second is worried about discipline, and the third segment depends on functional learning.
Understudies will be needed to select two courses out of three tremendous orders of GE; expressions and humanities, public science, and sociologies. GE will represent 39 out of the 120 credit hours in a four-year single-man program.
Understudies may apply for internships in government sectors, local government, independent organizations, government offices, business endeavors, instructive foundations, and NGOs.
Understudies will likewise be needed to settle on business, youth club, or sports offices as a feature of non-credit exercises.
HEC has additionally guided colleges to give a two-year associate certificate to understudies who choose to pull out toward the finish of the second year of a four-year degree program.
Then again, the Association of Private Sector Universities Pakistan (APSUP) has brought up criticisms over the new HEC declaration, contending that HEC has made these announcements without discussing with APSUP.