The College Grant Fee (UGC) on Friday authorised the Odisha authorities’s proposal for recognising Rajendra College in Balangir as a State college. The fee had rejected their plea simply a few weeks again after which the upper training division of the state urged the UGC to rethink.
“The title of the college has been included within the listing of universities established as per Part 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. The college shall function solely inside the territorial jurisdiction allotted to it below its Act and in no case past the territory of the State of its location,” mentioned the UGC order issued to the State Greater Training division.
Established on September 1, 2020, by the federal government below Odisha Universities Act 1989, Rajendra College is now empowered to award levels as specified by the UGC below Part 22 of the UGC Act 1956 by conducting programs by way of its personal departments, constituent schools and/or affiliated schools in common mode with the approval of statutory our bodies involved and statutory councils, the order mentioned.
The college just isn’t allowed to start out any off-campus centre past the territorial jurisdiction as offered within the Act as per the Supreme Courtroom judgment. The college may even not supply any programmes by way of a franchise association with non-public establishments. “In case, the college has already began any off-campus/examine centre and the centre working by way of franchises exterior the State, it have to be closed instantly,” the UGC mentioned.
The college is barred from providing open studying, distance studying and on-line programmes with out prior recognition of UGC. MPhil and PhD programmes might be carried out as per the provisions of UGC (Minimal Requirements and Process for Awards of MPhil/PhD Diploma) Rules, 2016.
“The Rajendra College will fulfil the aspiration of the scholars of western Odisha and can profit from the New Training Coverage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Union Training Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted.