UGC allows students to pursue two degrees simultaneously in physical, online or combination modes
In a virtual meeting with the media UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar revealed UGC’s latest plan to allow students to pursue two simultaneous academic programmes, including full-time degree courses. He said that in accordance to the National Education Policy (NEP), the latest move aims to offer flexibility and personalisation of higher education and even allow multidisciplinary education across various domains for students.
With this decision, students will be able to pursue two UG or PG degrees/diplomas together in the physical+physical mode or physical+online mode or online+online mode. Kumar also notified that top universities of India have been given the choice to offer online degree courses and that fresh guidelines for the same will be notified in two weeks.The official list of UGC guidelines for pursuing two simultaneous degrees or academic programmes is expected to be uploaded on the UGC website tomorrow. The new move will be application from the academic year 2022-23 onwards.