In a major update for college students, UGC issued new guidelines. They will be soon allowed to pursue two full-time degree programmes at the same time in physical mode at the same university or from different universities. UGC chairman Jagadesh Kumar was quoted as a saying by news agency PTI on Tuesday. The UGC will soon issue the detailed guidelines, he added.
“As announced in the new National Education Policy (NEP) and to allow students to acquire multiple skills, UGC is coming up with new guidelines to allow a candidate to pursue two-degree programmes in physical mode simultaneously. The degrees can either be pursued from the same or different universities,” Kumar said at a press conference. Students will also be allowed to pursue two-degree programmes in physical and online mode simultaneously, he added.
The guidelines will apply to all the programmes available across the country. Students can choose a combination of diploma and undergraduate (UG) degrees, two master’s degrees or two bachelor’s degree programmes. If a candidate is eligible to pursue a postgraduate degree and also wants to enrol in a bachelor’s degree of a different domain, then they can do UG and PG simultaneously. However, the class timings must not clash with each other.
So, if you were thinking of multitasking with your degrees and getting the best education, you will finally be able to do that.
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