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New Courses Need to Get a Nod from UGC Six Month Prior to Launch

Jun 20, 2014 13:33 IST

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a notification for the all the Universities And Institutions, asking to secure UGC’s  approval six months before of starting up any new degree course which are not enlisted in the commission’s list of approved names of degrees.

    This notification has been passed keeping in mind the student’s career. The letter composed by UGC’s financial advisor Upamanyu Basu to the vice-chancellors of all universities affirms that some of the universities or institutions those are awarding unspecific degrees leading to litigations and different problem for students conferred with such degrees.

    The notification tell universities to obey to all the changes and new inputs made by UGC Act as approved nomenclature of degrees and maintain some of the minimum standards of instructions before award of degrees. UGC can take legal actions in violation with any of these provisions that includes the suspension of grants as against the university or institution.

    The main reason to issue this notification is to put an end with the problems that occurs when students find it difficult to find a job with such unspecified degrees or even secure a seat in foreign countries abroad. Such unspecified degrees land the students in mental stress and litigations. The letter regulates the universities to confer a degree only within the framework of Section 22 of the Act.

    Those universities who wish to come up with new degrees have to approach the commission for its approval six months prior to starting of the degree programme disclosing the full justification of why to start the course.

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