Source: The Times of India via PwC – EdLive
If the UGC has its way, then students enrolled in a regular degree programme will soon be able to simultaneously pursue an additional degree programme through open and distance mode from the same or a different university. Additionally, students can pursue a certificate, diploma, advanced or postgraduate diploma programme simultaneously either in regular or open and distance mode in the same university or from other institutions. An expert panel of the UGC made these recommendations, apart from making out a strong case for universities to promote joint degree programmes in association with other university or institutions of higher learning. The UGC has urged the vice chancellors of universities to give their views on the recommendations within a fortnight to enable the panel to take a final call.