UGC reformulates ‘considered university’ design rules, in line with NEP 2020

UGC design rules state that institutions seeking “as university” status must be multidisciplinary or include a cluster of constellations with a minimum of five departments.

In addition, presumed universities are allowed to launch campuses abroad, with admissions based on exams administered by a government agency.

“UGC has reformulated the institutions considered to be university regulations 2019 to align them with the broader higher education policy as enshrined in the NEP 2020,” said UGC President M Jagadesh Kumar.

He added that these regulations have been notified to regulate in an orderly manner the process of declaring institutions of academic excellence as universities and to maintain the quality of higher education delivered by these institutions.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) made the draft public on Friday and asked for comment.

The most notable aspects of these amended regulations are that they will “implement the reservation policy in admission/recruitment, in accordance with the Constitution of India and the applicable law” and “set the fee transparently, taking into account non-profit organizations/non-profit organizations.” commercial aspects.” They may also “provide allowances/scholarships or allocate single seats to deserving students who belong to socially and economically disadvantaged groups of society.”

In accordance with UGC regulations, these universities are also allowed to offer online or distance learning.

The new regulations also stated that the UGC could recommend revocation of status if deficiencies are not addressed, such as universities that have been awarded a National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) degree of less than “A” or those that are higher than 100. are ranked in the Universities category of the current NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) ranking.

For prospects considered university, the regulations also required that “in the case of non-government-funded institutions, a corpus fund of 25 crore or as may be decided by the committee from time to time, shall be established and maintained in the name of the institution.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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