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  • Students can pursue two full-time degrees simultaneously
  • The degrees can either be pursued from the same or different universities
  • Students can also pursue two degree programmes in physical and online mode simultaneously

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UGC to allow students to pursue two full time degrees simultaneously

Mamidala Jagdish Kumar said that the UGC is coming up with new guidelines to allow students to pursue two full time degrees simultaneously as has been announced in the National Education Policy earlier

Students will now be able to pursue two full-time degree programmes in physical mode simultaneously either at the same university or from different universities, UGC Chairman Jagadesh Kumar announced on Tuesday.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) will soon issue detailed guidelines in this regard.

"As announced in the new National Education Policy (NEP) and in order to allow students to acquire multiple skills, UGC is coming up with new guidelines to allow a candidate to pursue two degree programmes in physical mode simultaneously. The degrees can either be pursued from the same or different universities," Kumar said at a press conference.

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Students will also be allowed to pursue two degree programmes in physical and online mode simultaneously, he added.

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