UGC publishes draft rules detailing what counts as colleges
Institutions claiming "considered university" status must be multidisciplinary or a group of institutions with at least 5 departments, according to the UGC draft regulations. So-called universities may even start with overseas campuses, and admission is mostly based on an exam conducted by a government company.
"UGC has reaffirmed the Institutions Regarded as Universities Regulations, 2019 to align with the broader higher education insurance policies contained in the NEP, 2020," UGC President M Jagadesh Kumar said, adding that these Rules were enacted to administer, in an orderly manner, the process of declaring educational institutions of excellence as universities and maintain the standards of higher education provided by said institutions.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) published the draft on Friday and requested comments. The salient features of these amended rules include transparent payment determination, taking into account non-profit/non-commercial aspects, awarding tuition/scholarship awards or allocating some places to deserving university students belonging to socially and economically disadvantaged groups in the society, and "is to implement reserve coverage in admissions/recruitment in accordance with the Indian Constitution and Act of Parliament, which is under pressure.
These universities may also offer online/distance courses in accordance with the announced UGC rules on this subject. The new rules also said that the UGC could favor the withdrawal of the state if it does not address deficiencies, e.g. B. if it is classified as a university with a NAAC rating of less than "A" or ranks more than 100 within the current NIRF classification (category of universities) monitored in academic parameters by the UGC expert committee.
For prospective universities, the laws also require that "in the case of institutions not funded by the federal government, a corpus fund of Rs 25 crore or as determined by the Commission from time to time by name shall be established and administered of the institution ."
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