University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently said that the Graduation degrees obtained by the candidates in the two-year graduation degree programme prevalent before 1986 would now be granted status of completing three year degree. This has given reasons to put a smile on the faces of candidates who have completed their Graduation courses as two year programme.
According to UGC Regulations, 1985, students were not eligible for getting graduation degree unless they complete a three-year course. They were also not eligible to seek admission to master’s degree courses back then. According to a recent UGC notification released “It is clarified that students who had enrolled themselves in first degree course prior to June 4, 1986 and had successfully completed it by then, irrespective of their duration shall be treated at par with students who have completed three-year degree course.”
The official notification released by UGC further stated, “They are not required to undergo a further one year bridge course. Degrees obtained prior to the date and awarded to students enrolled prior to the same, shall be treated valid for all purposes including admission to master’s degree programme, other higher studies and employment.”
The step would help many a candidates who have gone through the two year graduation courses and had since then had a gap of studies. They can apply for master’s courses or further carry forward their higher studies in any educational institute of their choice and get into their own genre of interest.