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What is One Sitting Degree?

A "single sitting" degree is a program in India that allows students to condense a three-year bachelor's/Post Graduate degree program into one year/6 months of study. At the end of the course of study, the student completes exit exams in a single sitting – hence the term single sitting degree. While at one time single sitting degrees were a recognized educational offering in India, the single sitting degree has since been discontinued. Unfortunately, students looking for a quick and easy way to earn a bachelor's degree.

Why Have Single Sitting Degrees Been Discontinued?

In India, a three-year bachelor's degree/PG has become the recognized standard. In order to complete a three-year bachelor's degree/PG program, students must study at least 15-20 different subjects and pass a comprehensive exam in each subject. A thesis project in the student's major area of study must be completed by the end of the third year of study. In contrast, a single sitting degree must either make an attempt at a program curriculum that includes each of these 12 subjects in just a year, or must compromise degree requirements by teaching fewer subjects or watering down the exit exams. Neither of these options is considered an acceptable alternative, leading to the discontinuation of single sitting degree programs.

Alternatives to a Single Sitting Degree

There are a variety of distance learning options that students can utilize in lieu of a single sitting degree. Accredited colleges and universities offer classes during evenings, weekends, online, and by mail that a student can plan and complete around an existing work schedule or other commitments. Distance learning programs are offered in a wide variety of disciplines in the liberal arts and the sciences. Distance learning requires that a student be highly motivated and able to study independently while maintaining a self-designed study regimen. Students who take distance learning classes must discipline themselves, since there is no daily interaction with students and teachers, nor any requirement to attend classes. For students who are able to self- direct their studies, distance learning is a good option.

Eligibility for One Sitting Degree

If the student had earlier been a student of the first year or second year or third year of a programme in a recognized college or School of distance education or directorate or institute of correspondence courses of a recognized university and had discontinued for whatever reason, he/she is eligible for One sitting admission to the second year or third year of the name programme respectively.

University Examinations

University examinations are conducted twice a year in May/June and December/January at specified examination centers.

Self Learning Materials

Printed materials are the primary form of instructional materials. These are supplied to the candidates in the form of booklets. The printed material would be sufficient to the extent of about 75% to 80% to write any assignment responses and prepare of the term-end examinations.

Re-Totaling /Revaluation

The application for Re-totaling /Revaluation must be made within 15 days from the receipt of the statement of marks. The fee prescribed for Re-totaling per paper is Rs 300 and for revaluation is 350