Simple UGC eligibility criteria for some higher education institutions

Centers that promote Indian culture, languages ​​and strategic interests of the country will be exempted from the requirement of university status.

Centers that promote Indian culture, languages ​​and strategic interests of the country will be exempted from the requirement of university status.

Institutions of higher learning that address the country’s strategic needs, preserve Indian cultural heritage or languages ​​are eligible for university status without having to adhere to the eligibility criteria set for other institutions.

The University Grants Commission on Friday invited comments from stakeholders on the UGC (Deemed Institutions) Rules, 2019, which will replace the 2019 Rules. Comments on the public notice can be submitted until November 18, he said.

The draft regulations create a new category of institutions known as “special institutions”. These institutes are institutes focused on special education(s) and/or addressing the strategic needs of the country or engaged in conservation of Indian cultural heritage or environment or dedicated to skill development or dedicated to education and/or research dedicated to sports. or languages ​​or other subject(s).

These institutions will be exempted from the eligibility criteria set for other higher education institutions to be granted “deemed university” status. These include achieving at least a CGPA of at least 3.01 for three consecutive cycles of accreditation by the National Council on Assessment and Accreditation, or ranking in the top 50 or above 100 on the National Institute’s Ranking Framework. They are not required to adhere to the 1:20 teacher to student ratio requirement.

This replaces the previous category known as Institutions category. de novo To establish a new institution by sponsoring bodies with “proven experience in education” “to carry out research and study on special and emerging fields of knowledge not pursued by existing institutions.”

Among other important changes proposed by the UGC, an institution is no longer required to exist for 20 years before seeking Deeme to be University status. Also, clusters of public or private institutions from the same sponsoring body or from different sponsoring bodies can apply for Deed to be University status.

The UGC, and not the Ministry of Education, will now have the authority to grant permission to a university to set up an off-campus center in line with the goal set in the National Education Policy to make India international. Institutions.

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