UGC Adds New UG, PG Degree Courses and Revises Some, Read Details

New Delhi, 28 March 2022: The University Grants Commission (UGC) recently released specifications for some new degrees and also revised the course duration for some programmes. The commission has also announced some changes in the eligibility criteria for various degree programmes. As many as nine new degrees have been specified in engineering, technology, architecture, and design domains. 

UGC New Courses At a Glance

New Degree Courses Duration Eligibility Conditions
Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech) 4 years Class 12
Bachelor of Urban Design (BUD) 4 years Class 12
Bachelor of Sports Management (BSM) 3 years Class 12
Bachelor of Sports Science (BSS) 3 years Class 12
Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech) 2 years Bachelor’s
Master of Fashion Management (MFM) 2 years Bachelor’s
Master of Sports Science (MSS) 2 years Bachelor’s
Master of Urban Design (MUD) 2 years Bachelor’s
Masters of Sports Management (MSM) 2 years Bachelor’s

UGC’s Addition of New Courses and Revisions of Existing Courses : Details

  • Students who have completed Class 12 will be eligible to apply for Bachelor of Fashion Technology, Bachelor of Urban Design, Bachelor of Sports Management and Bachelor of Sports Sciences.
  • Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B. FTech) and Bachelor of Urban Design (BUD) are new degree courses in engineering and technology as well as fashion and design, respectively. The minimum duration is four years.
  • Those who have completed a bachelor’s degree will be eligible to apply for a two-year master’s degree in Fashion Technology, Fashion Management, Urban Design, Sports Management, and Sports Science.
  • The course duration of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) has been reduced from three years to only two years.
  • The duration of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy has been increased from four years to four and a half years.
  • Students who have passed Class 12 and want to get into the field of medicine will also be able to apply for a new degree, that is, Bachelor of Sowa-Rigpa Medicine and Surgery. The duration of the course is five and a half years.

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UGC New Courses – FAQs

What is the revised course duration of Master of Computer Applications (MCA)?

The course duration of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) has been reduced from three years to only two years.

What is the revised course duration of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy?

The course duration of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy has been increased from four years to four and a half years.

What are the new bachelor’s degree courses in engineering?

Bachelor of Fashion Technology (B. FTech) is the new degree course in engineering and technology. The minimum duration is four years.

What are the new bachelor’s degree courses in fashion and design technologies?

Bachelor of Urban Design (BUD) is the new bachelor’s degree course in fashion and design technologies. The minimum duration is four years.

What is the new medical course introduced by UGC?

The new medical course introduced by UGC is Bachelor of Sowa-Rigpa Medicine and Surgery. Students who have passed Class 12 and want to get into the field of medicine will be able to apply for the degree. The duration of the course is five and a half years.

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