UGC To Allow Students Pursue 2 Degree Courses Simultaneously

8 days ago
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Source: The HIndustan Times

Students across the country will soon be able to pursue two degrees at the same time as University Grants Commission (UGC) has accepted the proposal in this regard.

Although, one of the courses will have to be pursued through regular mode, while the other shall be attended through online distance learning. “The proposal was approved in the recent commission meeting for simultaneous dual degrees for students in India, allowing students to complete courses in the same or different streams at the same time. One of the two degrees, however, has to be through regular mode and the other has to be through online distance learning,” UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said.

The UGC had set up a panel last year to discuss the issue of pursuing two degrees simultaneously from same or different universities, one through regular mode and the other with the help on online distance learning. This was not the first time that the issue was examined but in 2012 it was examined and junked.

“However, two degree programmes under regular mode may not be allowed simultaneously as it may create logistic, administrative and academic problems. A student pursuing a degree programme under regular mode may be allowed to pursue a maximum of one certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, PG diploma programme simultaneously either in regular or open and distance mode in the same university or from other institutions,” the panel report had then said.