Good initiative of University Grant Commission (UGC)

Written By: / Career Guidance and Education / Saturday, 16 April 2022 16:55

From the colleges which are recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the relevant agencies of the Government of India, from the academic session 2022-23, students at diploma, undergraduate and post graduate level can pursue degrees in two subjects simultaneously.  UGC says that this will improve the skills of the students.  Both degrees can be taken simultaneously with classes, one online and one offline, or both online.  UGC has issued guidelines for this.  The university has been given the freedom to adopt it or not.  In which subjects two degrees can be taken simultaneously, it will depend on the different institutions.  With this, a student will get freedom to take degree in two subjects simultaneously in science and history or science itself.  If one wants, one can take a degree in B.Com and Science simultaneously.  If someone is studying offline degree in both the subjects from the same university, then it has to be seen that their classes are not held at the same time.  In such a situation, the student can study one subject in the morning and the other in the evening shift.
The UGC guidelines also allow two institutes to study in this matter.  But it will be suitable only if both the institutions are close by.  There has been no change in the eligibility conditions and university rules for two simultaneous degrees.  UGC says that this initiative has been taken under the new education policy.  Its purpose is to hone their skills by giving them the opportunity to study in different disciplines.  This will improve the chances of such students getting employment.  But there are many questions regarding this.  First, getting a degree in the same subject does not reduce the academic pressure.  In such a situation, will a student be able to bear the pressure of degree from two subjects simultaneously?  The second question is related to the level of education.  Many companies, surveys have revealed that in India even a small number of educated students do not have the ability to get employment.  Therefore, with the initiative of two degrees simultaneously, an initiative has to be taken to improve the quality of education.  Another problem is the declining interest in higher education.  UGC and other government agencies should also take note of this.  With this, efforts will have to be intensified for more and more universities of the country to make their place in the international rankings.  That is, a comprehensive thinking is needed in this matter, so that the country’s status in higher education is better.

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Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg is a regular contributor of Imphal Times, mostly related with Education. Vijay is a resident of Street Kour Chand MHR Malout-152107 Distt Sri Muktsar sahib Punjab. Vijay Garg, Ex.PES-1 is a retired Principal from Government Girls Sen Sec school Mandi Harji Ram Malout -152106 Punjab. He is also the author of Quantitative Aptitude, NTSE , NMMS, Mathematics of XII, ICSE numerical physics and chemistry many more books.

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