UGC urges colleges, universities to implement Academic Bank of Credits on urgent basis

UGC asked institutions to register on ABC portal, upload data of student credits, encourage students to open academic bank accounts, etc.

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Vagisha Kaushik | May 15, 2022 | 02:11 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) asked all colleges and universities to implement the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) on an urgent basis and listed down steps to follow. The Commission with the concurrence of the Ministry of Education had notified "The University Grants Commission (Establishment and Operation of Academic Bank of Credits in Higher Education) Regulations.2021” on July 28, 2021.

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To enhance the reach of the ABC programme, all higher educational institutions are requested to take action on the following on an urgent basis.

  • Register your institution on ABC (
  • Upload data of Student Credits obtained during or after the academic year 2021-22.
  • Make the students of your institution aware about ABC facility and encourage and hand-hold them for opening Academic Bank Account on ABC portal.
  • Create a hyperlink of ABC URL, i.e., on your institution's respective website's home page.
  • Depute the Nodal Officers for implementing ABC and reflecting their details on their websites.
  • Higher Educational institutions may insist their students to fill up ABC id on all examination form

The Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) platform has been developed by the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) of Ministry of Electronics and lnformation Technology (MeitY) under DigiLocker framework, with facility/functionality of opening Academic Account by the students and on-boarding of Higher Educational lnstitutions (HEls), as per a statement from UGC.

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“Academic Bank of Credits will digitally store the academic credits earned by students from HEls registered with ABC, for awarding degree, Diploma, Certificates taking into account credits earned by students. ABC will ensure the opening, closure, and validation of Academic Bank of Accounts, verification, accumulation, and transfer or redemption for students. ABC facilitates students to choose their own learning path to attain a degree, Diploma, Certificates, working on the principle of multiple entry-multiple exit as well as anytime, any-where, and any-level learning,” the statement from UGC added.

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