4-year degree: UGC drafts guidelines for internship 

The emphasis will be on enhancing employability for these two years : Shutterstock/WESTOCK PRODUCTIONS

New Delhi: The UGC has framed the draft guidelines for the internship of the four-year undergraduate degree programme that has been newly introduced. 

Students have to complete two types of internships with the objectives of enhancing employability and developing the research aptitude. 

For the first two years, the students will have to do internships during the last 10 weeks. The emphasis will be on enhancing employability for these two years. As there are multiple-entry-exit options, this internship would be sufficient for students who discontinue their studies after three years.

Students continuing the fourth year of studies will have to complete the internship for developing the research aptitude in the seventh semester. In the seventh and eight semesters, they are also required to prepare a dissertation based on this. 

During the four years of the course, a total of 450 hours should be kept aside for internship. Out of the 160 credits, 20 credits are for this.

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