West Bengal implements National Education Policy in colleges from 2023-24


West Bengal’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) government on Wednesday announced that the four-year undergraduate programme under National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 will be implemented in the state from the 2023-24 academic session.

“After consulting various stake holders and keeping the future of students in mind, it has been decided by the competent authority in the state government that the 4-year UG level programme will be introduced in all government/ government aided/ government sponsored higher education Institutions from the academic session 2023-2024,” the government said in a press statement.

The students will be awarded degrees in accordance with the UGC national curriculum and credit framework for UG level programmes, the statement added.

Students seeking admission this year will have to apply online through stand-alone portals of the colleges as was done last year, the statement said.

In Bengal, students pursuing graduation with honours (specialisation) in one subject so far had a three-year course while those with no specialisation passed out after two years.