UGC introduces new guidelines for qualifying degree level back
New guidelines have been instituted by the nodal higher education authority - University Grants Commission (UGC) to complete any higher education course within a fix time period. As per this new regulation, an extra time period of two years will provided to the students in order to complete their higher degree courses.
Moreover, students will get a third chance to qualify their degree in exceptional cases.
As per the mimeograph issued by UGC, “The commission has observed that universities across the country adopt varying span periods within which a student may be allowed to complete a programme… In order to evolve a uniform policy, the commission had constituted an expert committee to consider this issue.”
“Ordinarily, no student should be given time beyond the extended period of two years. However, in exceptional circumstances and on the basis of the merits of each case university may allow a student one more year for completion of the programme,” said UGC officials to universities.
“During the extended period, a student will be considered as a private candidate. They will also not be eligible for ranking,” UGC added further.
According to a UGC official, the new regulations are based on the recommendations made by a professional committee. It is applicable to all undergraduate and post graduate courses.