BHU to Begin New 4-year UG Programme from 2024-25

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The council has approved a proposal to provide hostel accommodations in subsequent years only to students with a minimum attendance of 70 percent in classes.

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is set to introduce a four-year undergraduate program, offering both honors and research tracks, namely UG Honors and UG Honors with Research, starting from the academic session 2024-25. This decision aligns with the guidelines of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Under the proposal, only 10 percent of the total admitted students with a CGPA of 7.5 and above will be eligible to opt for UG Honors with Research based on merit. The proposed programs emphasize the holistic development of students to mold them into responsible citizens capable of leveraging their university education for personal and professional growth, as stated by the institution.

Graduates of the UG Honors with Research program at BHU will be eligible for direct entry into the PhD program without the need for a postgraduate degree. The proposed program offers students flexibility in selecting minor courses from a wide range of options.

It’s important for undergraduate students to be aware that they will be required to complete credits in Multidisciplinary Courses, Skill Enhancement Courses, Ability Enhancement, Value Added Courses, as well as internships. Additionally, students pursuing honors with research will need to complete a dissertation in their final semester.

Furthermore, the five-year BA LLB course offered by the Faculty of Law, categorized as a special course, will remain unchanged. Similarly, skill enhancement professional programs at South Campus and those regulated by specific regulatory bodies will continue without alteration, as they fall outside the scope of the NEP.

The BHU council has also approved a proposal to provide hostel accommodations in subsequent years only to students with at least 70 percent attendance in classes. Departments have been advised to review their current offerings and develop strategies to implement the proposed changes effectively.

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