According to University Grants Commission (UGC) chairperson M. Jagadesh Kumar, students will be able to pursue two degrees at the same time starting in the academic year 2022-23. For the time being, the “two degrees together” will be applicable only to non-technical subjects.
The UGC had been deliberating on such a move for quite some time now. Despite the go-ahead in 2020, it took additional time to fine-tune and draft the guidelines. On Tuesday, the manual was finally made official.
Students will henceforth be able to combine two undergraduate degrees, two postgraduate degrees, or two diploma pursuits. Kumar explained that the two degrees might be earned in a real classroom setting, online and offline, or both online.