UGC Releases Draft Regulations On ‘Deemed To Be Universities’

New Delhi: As per the draft UGC rules, “Institutions applying to be a university must be multi-disciplinary or a group of setups having at least five departments.”

Deemed universities will also be allowed to start off-shore campuses and admission will be on a trial basis by a government agency.

UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar said, “UGC has revamped the Deemed to Be Universities Regulation, 2019 to make it in line with the broad policies of higher education enshrined in the NEP, 2020. These rules were notified to regulate The process of declaring institutions of academic excellence as deemed universities and maintaining the quality of higher education provided by these institutions, in a systematic manner.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Friday made the draft public and invited comments on it.

The salient features of these amended regulations include setting fees transparently taking into account the non-profit/non-professional aspects, granting fee concessions/scholarships or granting certain benefits to meritorious students belonging to socially and economically disadvantaged groups of the society. Including allotment of seats. Implement reservation policy in admission/recruitment as per Constitution of India and applicable Act of Parliament. These universities are also permitted to offer online/distance courses as per the notified UGC rules on the subject.

The new rules also stipulate that the UGC may recommend withdrawal of the status for failing to address those deficiencies such as ranks below NAAC ‘A’ grade or more than 100 ranks in the existing NIRF ranking (university category). Deemed University, after supervising it. Academic Norms by UGC Expert Committee.

For a prospective deemed university, the regulations have also mandated that “in the case of institutions funded by the Government, a corpus fund of Rs.25 crore or as may be decided by the Commission from time to time, shall be created and maintained in the name of the institution.” Of.”

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