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How the National Credit Framework can transform the education system

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The new framework will allow students to move from school to school and board to board without having to obtain equivalency certificates issued by various school boards for admission to educational institutions. superior and employment in central or state government.

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Oct 31, 2022 5:23 p.m. IST

National credit framework

National credit framework

By India Today Web Desk: The Department for Education’s proposed report on the National Credit Framework (NCrF) is in line with the government’s drive to integrate academics into vocational and skills-based education. Simply put, the NCrF is an overarching framework for skills, retraining, upskilling, accreditation and assessment in education and training institutions, through which students can earn credit from university education regular as well as extracurricular activities such as retraining or skills upgrading. – refresher courses and keep them for use in their future careers.

In recent days, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has called for provisions to encourage undergraduate programs with multiple entry and exit options.

In such a scenario, a unified credits-based approach has become imperative, prompting the Department of Education to come up with the National Credits Framework, which will allow students to digitally deposit their credits into the Academic Credit Bank (ABC). Basically, the framework is a common mandate that schools, colleges, universities, and training institutions should follow when adopting the credit system.

HOW WILL NCrF BENEFIT STUDENTS?

While most of the universities in the country follow a choice-based credit system (CBCS), through which students can earn credit by earning a particular degree. Now, with the implementation of the NCrF, students will have the opportunity to integrate a wide variety of courses, allowing for interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary training. In a way, NCrF seeks to integrate all frameworks under one umbrella.

The new framework will allow students to move from school to school and board to board without having to obtain equivalency certificates issued by various school boards for admission to educational institutions. superior and employment in central or state government.

Per NCrF guidelines, students will need to score at least 40 points for completing a year of school education after completing 1,200 hours of “theoretical learning hours.”

Because theoretical learning hours are different from regular academic learning hours is that, in addition to time spent on classroom instruction, they also include hours spent in a range of co-curricular and co-curricular activities such as sports, yoga, performing arts, music, social work, CCN, vocational education, as well as on-the-job training, internships or apprenticeships.

This will help students not only focus on basic academic excellence, but also improve their skills to prepare for their future professional careers.

As the NCrF is implemented, students will have the opportunity to enroll in additional courses/subjects/projects alongside national schools and institutions as announced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) . However, even though students gain more experience through additional coursework, school board exams are still required and will also be considered when calculating total credit points.

This article is written by Ms. Alka Kapur, Principal of Shalimar Bagh Modern Public School.