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The UGC has been planning such a move for a long time, but received the go-ahead for it in 2020 (HT_PRINT)

Ugc Issues Guidelines For Pursuing Two Degrees Together: Check What’s Allowed, What’s Not

The College Grants Fee (UGC) on Wednesday notified the rules for college kids to pursue two educational programmes concurrently in bodily, on-line or distance studying mode.

Writing to vice-chancellors of all universities and principals of all faculties and establishments, the university body additionally requested the strict implementation of the identical.

Within the letter, the UGC stated that the Nationwide Schooling Coverage (NEP) 2020 states that pedagogy should evolve to make training extra experiential, holistic, built-in, inquiry-driven, discovery-oriented, learner-centred, discussion-based, versatile, and, in fact, pleasant.

“The coverage envisions imaginative and versatile curricular buildings to allow artistic combos of disciplines for examine, that may supply a number of entries and exit factors, thus, eradicating the at present prevalent inflexible boundaries and creating new potentialities for life-long studying and centrally contain essential and interdisciplinary pondering,” stated UGC.

UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain, within the letter, additional knowledgeable the VCs of the colleges that with the fast enhance in demand for increased training and restricted availability of seats in common stream, a number of Increased Schooling Establishments (HEIS) have began plenty of programmes in Open and Distance Studying (ODL) mode to fulfill the aspirations of scholars.

This comes as UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar had on Tuesday introduced that the fee has determined to permit college students to pursue two full-time and same-level diploma programmes in bodily mode concurrently both on the similar college or from totally different universities.

Verify the rules:

  • A pupil can pursue two educational programmes, one in full-time bodily mode and one other in Open and Distance Studying (ODL), on-line mode or as much as two ODL and on-line programmes concurrently.
  • A pupil can pursue two full-time educational programmes within the bodily mode offered that in such instances, class timings for one programme don’t overlap with the category timings of the opposite programme.
  • Diploma or diploma programmes underneath ODL or on-line mode shall be pursued with solely such HEIs (increased training establishments) that are recognised by the UGC, Statutory Council or the federal government of India for operating such programmes.
  • The rules shall be relevant solely to the scholars pursuing educational programmes aside from PhD programme. Based mostly on the rules, the colleges can devise mechanisms, by way of their statutory our bodies, for permitting their college students to pursue two educational programmes concurrently.

The UGC has been planning such a transfer for a very long time, however acquired the go-ahead for it in 2020. The fee had arrange a committee in 2012 as effectively to look at the thought, and consultations have been held, however finally, the thought was junked.


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