The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the latest guidelines on dual degree programmes. As per the UGC dual degree notification released by the Commission, students can now pursue two simultaneous academic programmes, including full-time degree courses. This latest decision aims to offer flexibility and personalisation of higher education and even allow multidisciplinary education across various domains for students.
The UGC dual degree programme policy will be applicable for physical degrees, online degrees, and even diploma programmes. Students can pursue these degree/diploma courses from two different universities or under the same university. However, there is one thing that has to be kept in mind for is the time schedule for classes and other academic activities for both degree programmes do not clash with each other.
With this latest update, students will be able to pursue two UG or PG degrees /diplomas together in the physical and physical mode or physical and online mode or via online and online mode.
The admission policy for courses that will be offered for dual degree programmes, will be decided by the respective universities and institutions. In the case of central universities, candidates will have to appear and qualify in CUET – Common University Entrance Test in order to seek admission to dual degree programmes.