UGC Introduces New UG & PG Degree Courses in India

University Grants Commission of India has introduced new courses for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. These new degree programs are spread across various streams, including engineering, medicine, sports, and architecture. Higher education institutions in India will be able to offer these courses from the next academic year subject to completion of formalities.

Students completing their twelfth standard in 2022 will be eligible to apply for the newly introduced bachelor programs in the next session. Additionally, students who have completed their graduation in 2022 will be able to apply for the master’s programs in the next session.

 

Here is the complete list of UGC’s approved new degree courses:

S No Course Name Course Duration Basic Eligibility Course Content Colleges/ Institutes
1 Bachelor of Sowa Rigpa Medicine and Surgery (BSRMS) Minimum 5 years Passed XII Std. (Science) Traditional and popular medicine practices followed in the Himalayan region & by Buddhist scholars Offered by the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS), Leh
and
Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS), Saranath
2 Bachelor of Fashion Technology (BFTech) 4 years Rank in NIFT exam, with XII Std. pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and 50% marks. Textile design, concept management, design production management, quality control, planning, fabric design, etc. Offered by all NIFTs, Amity School of Fashion Technology, CET College of Management Science & Technology, among others
3 Bachelor of Urban Design (BUD) 5 years Entrance exams of respective colleges Planning, design, analytics, project management, infrastructure, sanitation, water management system, transport system, landscape design, legal framework Offered by various government and private colleges, including CEPT, Ahmedabad.
4 Bachelor of Sports Management (BSM) 3 years XII Std. pass in any stream with 50 to 60% marks Sports ethics, sports training and conditioning, sports marketing etc. Offered by IISM, Mumbai, George College in Kolkata, MAKAUT Kolkata, Mumbai University, SITM Kolkata
5 Bachelor of Sports Science (BSS) 3 to 5 years XII Std. pass in any stream with 45 to 55% marks. Some colleges ask for physical education as a compulsory subject Sport Science studies the factors influencing sports performance and strategies for improving it. Offered by Indira Gandhi Institute Sports Sciences and Exercise, Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, University of Calcutta, University of Madras, etc.
6 Master of Fashion Technology (MFTech) 2 years B. Tech, B.E. in any discipline or equivalent technical degree with at least 50% marks. Some institutions have an entrance exam. Production and management of resources in the textile industry, textile designing, appreciation of textile etc. Offered by all NIFTs, Amity School of Fashion Technology, CET College of Management Science & Technology, among others
7 Master of Fashion Management (MFM) 2 years Undergraduate Degree from any Institute / University recognized by the law in India. Aspirants must appear for the NIFT admission test. Applications are also accepted with CAT, CMAT and GMAT scores Management, marketing, retail and export, international trade practices about the fashion industry in India Offered by all NIFTs in India, also by Amity Institute of Fashion Tech, International Institute of Fashion Technology, and Indian Institute of Fashion Technology, among others
8 Master of Urban Design (MUD) 2 years B. Tech, B.E. in any discipline or equivalent technical degree with at least 50% marks. Some institutions have an entrance exam. Heritage development, housing, utilities, transportation, environment, mapping, future-trend analysis, geographic information system, etc. Offered by the School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) in Delhi, Bhopal and Vijayawada. Also offered by some NITs, IITs, and CEPT University Ahmedabad
9 Masters of Sports Management (MSM) 2 years Graduation in any field with 50% marks Sports management, sports organization and administration, sports analytics, public relations in sports etc. Offered by IISM Mumbai, MBA ESG Bengaluru, Global Institute of Sports Business, Mumbai, and Symbiosis Institute of Sports Science Pune.
10 Master of Sports Science (MSS) 2 years Graduation in any field with 50% marks Performance coaching, conditioning and monitoring systems, exercise and sporting environment etc. Offered by IISM Mumbai, MBA ESG Bengaluru, Global Institute of Sports Business, Mumbai, and Symbiosis Institute of Sports Science Pune.

 

The introduction of these ten new courses is a welcome initiative by the education ministry. It opens new avenues for young learners to pursue fields inaccessible to Indian students of past generations. In a few years, as more and more students complete their studies in these areas and begin their careers, we will have more insight into the challenges colleges and institutions face to offer these programs.

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