IGNOU 4 Year Degree Program: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will start the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) in January Session 2024-25. The FYUP will replace the present three-year graduation degree program in all three Science, Commerce, and Arts Streams. IGNOU after DU, will be second to implement the contradictory FYUP among the students & Teachers.
Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to implement the Four Year Undergraduate Program recommended by the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The sources say that many instructions have been sent to institutions to implement FYUP in Tune with NEP.
- Admissions for the IGNOU July 2023 session is open now, and students can apply for all programmes (except certificate courses) until September 30, 2023 at https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/.
- IGNOU Re-registration process is ongoing for July session 2023, Apply till 30 September 2023 with a late fee of INR 200.
In this order, IGNOU will be the second Central University to start the FYUP after Delhi University. It will involve all three streams Science, Arts, and Commerce under FYUP at graduation level degree.
IGNOU 4 Year Degree Program
These 4-year degree courses replacing the three years graduate level degrees will be available in 13 languages by IGNOU.
The rest of the institutions are also in preparation to start this 4-year degree program. These decisions are coming after the University Grant Commission’s pressure to implement FYUP as soon as possible recommended by NEP 2020. The NEP 2020 has recommended introducing a 4-year degree program instead of three years which students and teachers across the country are resisting this policy and FYUP.
A student organization All India Students Association (AISA) working for the betterment of the Education System has conducted a survey named “FYUP ka Report Card” and presented data that 85% of students are dissatisfied with FYUP. Aisa cited students’ remarks “FYUP is overburdened, irrelevant, exclusionary and does sideline our core subjects imposing value added courses with skill enhancement courses.”
Former Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) President, Nandita Narain also expressed her Dissatisfaction with FYUP.
syllabus is being prepared by IGNOU
IGNOU has conducted a meeting with its pro-VC teachers, and administrators in the presence of Ignou VC. The meeting resulted in a decision to prepare the curriculum for FYUP in IGNOU.
With Multiple entries and exit systems, the FYUP will award a Certificate in one year, Diploma in two years, and a Graduate degree after four-year completion of the program.