In a transfer to enhance their profession prospects, the College Grants Fee (UGC) has authorised a proposal to permit college students to pursue two diploma programmes on the identical time. One of many levels must be within the common mode and the opposite both in open and distance studying or on-line. A scholar can pursue two levels in numerous streams in addition to from totally different establishments. S/he can also choose for a similar establishment, offered it affords a number of mode of studying.
The detailed pointers are to be notified quickly.
A committee underneath UGC vice-chairperson Bhushan Patwardhan labored on the proposal primarily based on suggestions from the general public.
As per the committee, since there’s a minimal attendance standards connected to common diploma programmes, the second diploma must be by means of distance or on-line mode.
The committee feels that this may supply higher profession alternatives to college students.
UGC secretary Rajnish Jain stated: “The fee has authorised the proposal and pointers on the identical could be notified. Based mostly on this determination, a scholar will likely be allowed to pursue two levels concurrently however for each the levels the mode of supply will likely be totally different. A scholar pursuing an everyday diploma can pursue a second diploma solely by way of ODL or on-line mode.”