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UGC Grants Full Autonomy to 62 Higher Educational Institutions

The institutions granted full autonomy will be free to decide their admission procedure, fee structure & curriculum.

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutions
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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted full autonomy to 62 higher educational institutions, including five central and 21 state universities, which maintained high standards, Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday, 20 March.

The institutions granted full autonomy will be free to decide their admission procedure, fee structure and curriculum.

"In line with the vision of PM Narendra Modi towards a liberalized regulatory regime, 62 Higher Education institutions, which maintained high standards, have been granted autonomy by the UGC today," he posted on Twitter.

According to a press release by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the sixty Higher Educational Institutions which have been granted autonomy include 52 Universities, out of which 5 are central universities, 21 are state universities, 24 are deemed and 2 are private universities.

Quoting Javadekar, it also mentioned that despite their freedom to start their own courses and introduce new academic programmes, the universities will however remain within the ambit of the UGC.

They will have the freedom to hire foreign faculty, enroll foreign students, give incentive based emoluments to the faculty, enter into academic collaborations and run open distance learning programmes.
A part of the press release by the Ministry of Human Resource Development

According to the release, Javadekar also mentioned that a show cause notice would be given to the three deemed universities which were found to be lacking in quality.

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As per a News18 report, some of the central universities which have been granted autonomy include Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), University of Hyderabad and the English and Foreign Languages University, Telangana.

The same report mentions the list of state universities which are now autonomous. These are Jadavpur University, Andhra University, Algappa University, National University of Law, Utkal University, Kurukshetra University, Osmania University, Guru Nanak Dev University, University of Jammu, University of Mysore.

OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat and Pandit Deen Dayal Petroleum University, Gujarat are some of the private institutions that have been granted the autonomous status by the UGC.

(With inputs from PTI and News18)

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