The UGC has issued a letter and made its online portal active allowing colleges to apply for autonomous status. Autonomy will enable these colleges to design their own courses, fee structure and manage admissions and results independently.
Encouraging the colleges to apply for autonomous status, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had rolled out guidelines in 2016. Following which the University of Delhi pushed its colleges for the same.
Going a step ahead in the same direction, UGC has now issued a letter informing the colleges that they can now apply for autonomy through its online portal.
To give a boost to colleges seeking autonomy, UGC has made its portal active on its official website. The application form for the same has also been issued on the website.
Autonomous status will provide colleges the freedom to pull away from the rules and guidelines of the University and exercise its choice in forming its own course structure, fee structure, academic staff and admissions among others. It will also become a separate entity with regards to results and marksheets too.
Terming this move towards privatization as “disastrous”, the teachers and students had expressed their distress through strikes and rallies over the last year. This move will affect the students willing to apply for various colleges under the University.
Media reports suggest that this will also lead to lack of fund support from the University to the colleges and a significant hike in fees of the students will also be observed.
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