Amid this coronavirus outbreak and fear, there is good news for students. It will be easy for them to pursue two degree courses simultaneously in same or different streams.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved a proposal that allow students to take up two degree courses simultaneously, reported news agency PTI.
As per the report, only one of the courses can be pursued in the format of a regular degree, while the other course will be taught through online distance learning (ODL).
"The proposal was approved in the recent commission meeting for simultaneous dual degrees for students in India, allowing students to complete courses in the same or different streams at the same time. One of the two degrees, however, has to be through regular mode and the other has to be through online distance learning," UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain said.
Meanwhile, an official notification will be issued soon in this regard. However, this is not the first time the commission has been examining the issue.
The UGC had last year set up a panel to examine the issue of pursuing two degree programmes simultaneously from the same university or different universities either through distance mode, online mode or part-time mode, PTI further reported.
Even in 2012, the UGC had set up a committee in on the same but ultimately the idea was dropped.
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