Indore: Colleges with A++ accreditation to get autonomous status

Indore: Colleges with 3.51 and above in a 4 point scale of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) or a minimum of three programmes have been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) with minimum score of 750 would get autonomous status without onsite visit by expert committee.

In a public notice, University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman Rajnish Jain said colleges with 3.51 and above score from NAAC or NBA score above 750 scrore for at least three courses would be considered for grant of autonomous status without onsite visit by expert committee.

Besides, all colleges under Section 2(f) of UGC Act whether aided, partially aided and unaided/self-financing are eligible to apply for autonomous status after they have completed minimum 10 years of existence and have been accredited by either NAAC with minimum Grade A or NBA for at least three programmes with minimum score of 675 individually or a corresponding accreditation grade/score from a UGC empanelled accreditation agency.

These are conditions prescribed in UGC Autonomous College Regulations 2019. These regulations provides freedom to autonomous colleges to determine and prescribe their own courses of study and syllabi and restructure and redesign the course to suit local needs, make it skill oriented and in consonance with the job requirements. “Further, the autonomous college may prescribe their own admission rules, evolve methods of assessment, conduct of examinations and nonfiction of results, promote research in relevant fields etc as mentioned in the regulations,” the public notice says.

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