UGC cautions universities against violating norms

India’s University Grants Commission has again cautioned universities against the awarding of degrees in violation of provisions, following the recent controversy surrounding the four-year undergraduate programme of Delhi University, reports PTI.

Referring to section 22 of the UGC Act, it asked universities to grant degrees only within its framework, making it clear that it should be informed six months in advance if a university wishes to award degrees other than the one specified by UGC.

In notices to all the vice-chancellors, it said that "no university shall confer a degree in violation to provisions … it shall be mandatory for universities to adhere to the approved nomenclature of degrees and ensure the observance of minimum standards of instructions before the award of degrees".
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