20 Years Experience, Top 100 Ranking And More: UGC Releases New Guidelines For Deemed To Be UniversitiesUniversity Grants Commission (Facebook)

As per a circular issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the educational institutes which seek to apply for a “deemed to be university” status would need to have an experience of at least 20 years, Indian Express has reported.

The institutes would also need to have a CGPA of 3.26 in three consecutive cycles accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The institute would also have to be ranked among the top 50 in the country in a specific category and under 100 in the overall National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF).

The student-teacher ratio in these institutes would also need to be 1:20 with no less than 100 teachers and 2,000 students. There also need to be five post-graduation departments and a three year research program.

The institute would also have to create a selection committee to ensure that the recommendation is followed. Well performing institutes would also be allowed to setup off-shore centres. The UGC would also be monitoring the academic outcomes of the institute on an annual basis.

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