UGC requests all universities to award degrees within the framework of UGC Act

Jan 28, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on January 20, 2020, has requested all the Universities to award degrees within the framework of University Grants Commission Act, 1956. Degree means any such degree as may, with the previous approval of the Central Government, be specified in this behalf by the Commission by notification in the Official Gazette. UGC had observed that certain universities and institutions are awarding unspecified degrees leading to litigations and different problems for the students conferred with such degrees.

Thus, all the Universities are requested to abide by the provision of University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and award only such degrees as specified by the UGC. In case, any university wishes to award a degree other than the one specified by the UGC, it shall approach UGC for its approval six months prior to starting the degree programme with full justification on the course.

[UGC letter No. D.O.No.F.21-13/2019 (CPP-II)]



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