BHUBANESWAR: The Madhusudan Regulation College at Cuttack has been recognised as a State-run varsity by the College Grants Fee (UGC) underneath part 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. The college is now empowered to award levels as specified by the UGC underneath part 22 of the UGC Act by conducting programs by means of its personal departments, its constituent and affiliated schools in common mode.
In a letter to the registrar of the college, the UGC has said that the Madhusudan Regulation College shall be sure that no off campus research centres are opened past its territorial jurisdiction as stipulated within the Act. In addition to, no programmes might be provided by the college by means of franchising preparations with personal establishments.
No open and distance studying programmes and on-line programmes can be began with out the prior recognition of UGC. Earlier this yr on April 28, the State authorities had upgraded the Madhusudan Regulation Faculty into an affiliating college with jurisdiction over all legislation schools, each authorities and personal, within the State besides constituent legislation schools of different universities.
Union Schooling Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took to Twitter to tell that the legislation college has been included within the checklist of universities established underneath UGC Act. “The Central authorities is dedicated to remodeling the upper training panorama as per the imaginative and prescient of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and in keeping with the NEP”, he stated.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Kamal Jeet Singh stated the following step for the college can be to use for inclusion underneath part 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956 which makes a better training establishment eligible to obtain Central grants for analysis and growth. “As per UGC norms, we can not instantly apply for part 12(B) and have to attend for one more 4 years to take action. We’re very pleased with the UGC 12(f) inclusion as it can open loads of alternatives for the establishment”, he stated.
He knowledgeable that the tutorial council of the legislation college had on October 7 accredited plans to supply PhD programs and arrange a chair on Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das. Nevertheless, the VC stated, the most important roadblock for enlargement plans is the shortage of infrastructure.
“We’re nonetheless housed within the outdated faculty the place there isn’t a area for opening new programs or enrolling extra college students. We’ve got already approached the Odisha Police Housing Company for development of one other constructing of the college at Jobra and written to the State authorities to offer us one other 45 acre land for enlargement”, he stated.