UGC issues guidelines facilitating two academic programmes simultaneously

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC), while issuing the guidelines allowing a student to pursue two academic degrees in physical mode simultaneously, has written to the higher education institutions (HEIs) to make the statutory changes to facilitate the same expeditiously on Friday.
As first reported by the TOI in April 2022, a student can now pursue two full-time academic programmes in physical mode provided that in such cases, class timings for one programme do not overlap with the class timings of the other programme. This guideline is not applicable for PhD programmes.
As envisaged in the National Education Policy 2020, the guidelines stated that the objective of allowing a student to pursue two degrees simultaneously stem from recognizing, identifying, and fostering the unique capabilities of each student, no hard separations between arts and sciences, between…

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