UGC approves Dual Degree Programmes for students

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Universities Grant Commission has approved the new Dual Degree Programmes, in which students can pursue two different courses simultaneously. The Dual Degree Programmes will be valid for study in the same stream or different streams through different study modes.

In a recent meeting, the commission granted approval to dual degree programmes for students. The programme will boost the career prospects to the students.

One of the important conditions that have been placed for dual degree programmes in India has been that while students are allowed to pursue multiple courses at the same time, the mode of study should be different.

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UGC secretary Rajnish Jain said all the norms and conditions for the dual degree programmes for students soon.

Earlier in the year, UGC had appointed a committee under UGC Vice Chairman Bhushan Patwardhan to assess the feedback of various stakeholders with regards to the dual degree programme to come up with an acceptable proposal for the same.

Prior to this, in 2012, UGC had appointed a similar committee to assess feasibility of dual degree programmes under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor of the Hyderabad University, Furqan Qamar. However, at that time the idea was dropped.

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