Ans- The Flexible Academic Program (FAP) is a framework which ensures smooth flow of an admitted student towards PhD allowing several Midway Exit options with highly simplified Reentry Mechanism using its Academic Bank of Credits (ABC). Flexible Fee, Multi-mode, Multilanguage medium, Continuous Assessment, Multi-institute movement, holistic approach etc. suggestions given in the NEP2020 have been integrated with FAP.
Ans- It is to be defined by the individual institutes or the consortium head. During pilot run, the admissions are expected to be opened at entry level after passing out Higher Secondary and at PG level after passing out BE/BTech. During pilot run, the admission process may be same as for any other program of respective consortium e.g. in IITs consortium (whenever it become active) it may be via JEE Advanced, whereas in NIT/IIITs consortium (whenever it become active) it may be via JEE Mains. Similar process may be followed at PG level admissions.
Ans- Any teacher (including recently retired teachers) of Institute of National Importance, other renowned institutes/universities, the participating institutes etc. may register as main or supporting teacher in one or more subject on FAPIS. After the approval of the Consortium Head and/or the FAP Coordinator they will be allowed to offer courses.
Ans- The main teacher needs to deliver Lectures and prepare question papers for Quiz, whereas supporting teacher needs to conduct tutorials/labs, and do continuous assessment, evaluation of quiz, and result compilation of respective batch under overall supervision of the main teacher.
Ans- Same subject in the same consortium may be offered by multiple teachers with different fee, the student may choose anyone. Different consortiums may define different proportions of collected fee to the main teacher, supporting teachers and their affiliating institutes.
Ans- The activities pertaining to research like paper publication in conferences and journals, patents, adding new experiments to labs, etc. will be accounted to count Research Credits. These norms may be differently defined by different consortiums.
Ans- All lectures will be delivered in smart classes having ONLINE streaming facility. Those who have opted it from other institute should attend the class in ONLINE mode, and those students who are at the same institute should attend his/her class in physical mode.
Ans- The main teacher may engage PhD research scholars working at various institutes/colleges too as supporting teacher for his/her subjects.
Ans- The specialized 16 credits modules offered under various FAPs specializations may have lateral entry of UG/PG/PhD degree holders (of any stream) too. Upon completion the respective specialization certification will be given to them. The respective module head will however define maximum number of students who can opt it.
Ans- A specialization module may have multiple main teachers. Workshops with hands-on sessions should be a part of each such module. Some of the 16 credits may be assigned for Minor project too.
Ans- Different consortiums may have different norms for intra-consortium movements, different PIs may impose additional riders thereon. But, inter consortium movement norms will be defined by the nodal agency, which may remain binding.
Ans- It is free for all except the students. One time fee (for life time maintenance of ABC) is directly required to be paid by each student at the time of enrollment in FAPIS.
Also, there is an indirect fee as some percentage of fee charged for each course (as may be defined by respective teacher) will go to FAPIS as service charges for running the course.