Well, if you ever wished why couldn’t you save the time of learning by pursuing 2 degrees in parallel then here is your chance. University Grants Commission (UGC) has given approval to the proposal of pursuing 2 degrees simultaneously.
Now as a student you can opt for 2 degrees together, to increase the skill and knowledge about several subjects and enhance the employability prospects. However, the student would be allowed to pursue one of the degrees in regular mode while the other in online distance learning mode.
UGC earlier had rejected the proposal way back in 2012. ” 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“, said Rajnish Jain Secretary UGC.
The regular mode for both the courses under the scheme is not allowed as it may create logistic, administrative, and academic problems. When the decision would come into effect students pursuing a degree program under regular mode would be allowed to pursue a maximum of one certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, PG diploma program simultaneously from the same or other University.
Exact details of the proposal would be clarified once the official notification is issued in this regard by the UGC and respective universities.