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Ramakanta Biswas

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities and colleges to share information regarding the offering of apprenticeship/internship-embedded degree programmes in their institutions.

“If your University is already offering such apprenticeship/internship embedded degree programme/s, you are requested to share the relevant information with us by filling in a Google Form,” UGC secretary Rajnish Jain wrote in a letter addressed to Vice-Chancellors of all Universities.

The VCs have been asked to submit the information by October 10, 2021, in the letter dated September 20. 

The UGC has already developed guidelines for Higher Education institutions to offer Apprenticeship/internship embedded Degree Programme by embedding apprenticeship/internship in general degree programmes offered by the universities. 

The guidelines were developed in line with the Budget announcement of 2020-21 and with the objective of making the fresh graduates employment-ready with the necessary knowledge, competencies and attitude.

“This is in continuation to UGC letter, dated 7th December 2020 regarding UGC Guidelines for Higher education institutions to offer Apprenticeship/internship embedded Degree programme. As you are aware, in line with the Budget Announcement of 2020-21 and with the objective of making the fresh graduates employment-ready with necessary knowledge, competencies and attitude, the UGC Guidelines for Higher Education institutions to offer Apprenticeship/internship embedded Degree Programme for embedding apprenticeship/internship in general degree programmes offered by the Universities have been developed,” the UGC stated in the letter. 

“Considering the interests of the students and society at large, you are requested to kindly promote apprenticeship/internship embedded degree programmes in your University as well as the college/institutions affiliated to your University,” the letter added.

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