The UGC (University Grants Commission) approved full autonomy for 60 higher educational institutions. The UGC has granted autonomy to two state universities and two deemed to be universities of the state which have maintained high academic standards.
On 20 Mar, 2018, the decision was taken at a UGC meeting, where 5 central universities, 21 state universities, 26 private universities besides 10 other colleges were granted autonomy under the Autonomous Colleges Regulation.
These colleges will be free to set their own syllabus, hold examinations, carry out evaluation as well as declare results. Only the degree will be awarded by the respective university.
The central universities which have been granted autonomy include – Jawaharlal Nehru University, Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, University of Hyderabad and the English and Foreign Languages University.
The state universities which have been granted the autonomous status are Algappa University, Andhra University, Anna University, Guru Nanak Dev University, Jadavpur University, Kurukshetra University, National University of Law, Osmania University, Panjab University, University of Jammu, University of Madras, University of Mysore and Utkal University, among others.
OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat and Pandit Deen Dayal Petroleum University, Gujarat are among the selected by the UGC for the autonomous status.
The 10 colleges which have been granted autonomy will have full freedom, but not degree awarding powers, Javadekar said.
UGC Grants Full Autonomy College List – Check Here
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