School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) Bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha and this bill will make the institute an institution of national importance. This status means the institute would now be able to give away degrees to its students.
The Delhi unit of SPA was given deemed-university status earlier but its sister concerns in Bhopal and Vijayawada couldn’t offer degrees to its students and thus provided provisional certificates to its graduating students till date. The SPA in Bhopal was created in 2008 and it has produced 282 graduates till date with first of its batch passing out in 2012.
Many of the students who after completion of the course in SPA opted for postgraduate courses in other institutions run by Union ministry of Human Resource development such as the IITs find it difficult to get into overseas universities due to the absence of full-fledged degrees for their courses. Thus this amendment would help students to get degrees which would allow them to study further in the field.
The three institutes in the country offering world-class course in Planning and Architecture are waiting for the nod of Rajya Sabha which would ultimately pass the legislation.
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