UGC approval for Dual Degree Programmes: As per the latest update, UGC has given its approval to Dual Degree Programmes, allowing students to pursue two different courses simultaneously. The Dual Degree Programmes will be valid for study in the same stream or different streams through different study modes. According to media reports, the commission granted approval to dual degree programmes for students in a recent meeting and al the necessary details are being worked out for the same. The decision from UGC to allow dual degree programmes for students come as a boost to provide better career prospects to the students.
Simultaneous Dual Degrees via Different Study Modes
One of the important conditions that have been placed for dual degree programmes in India has been that while students are allowed to pursue multiple courses at the same time, the mode of study should be different. For instance, if a student is pursing B.Tech as a regular student from an engineering college, they can pursue any other degree level programme through online distance learning. These details were shared by UGC secretary Rajnish Jain after the meeting with media persons. He also added that the commission will float an official notification confirming all the norms and conditions for the dual degree programmes for students soon.
Proposal Finalized UGC Committee Recommendation
Earlier in the year, UGC had appointed a committee under UGC Vice Chairman Bhushan Patwardhan. The committee assessed the feedback provided by the various stakeholders with regards to the dual degree programme to come up with an acceptable proposal for the same. Prior to this, in 2012, UGC had appointed a similar committee to assess feasibility of dual degree programmes under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor of the Hyderabad University, Furqan Qamar. However, at that time the idea was shelved.