Mysore University is now autonomous, what does it mean for us?
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:52 am
So it says the cheaters from mysore university can now start courses on their own without approval from UGC. So what does that mean to the students that already done their online degree courses that are not getting the UGC approval???? will the existing students still be honoured and finally get their degrees?
Mysuru, March 21:- In a historic decision taken by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday, the century-old University of Mysore (UoM) has been granted full autonomous status for having maintained high standards of excellence.
In a decision towards liberalised regulatory regime, 62 higher educational institutions including University of Mysore which maintained high standards have been granted autonomy by the UGC.
With this major decision, the UoM will come under the ambit of UGC, but will have the freedom to introduce new courses, off campus centres, skill development courses, research parks and any other new academic programmes.
Interestingly with this autonomous status, the UoM will now have the freedom to hire foreign faculty, enrol foreign students, give incentive- based emoluments to the faculty and enter into academic collaborations and run open distance learning programmes.
The UoM which has maintained high academic standards and achieved a benchmark of 3.47 in the NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council) score has been granted autonomy by the UGC. The Mysore varsity has come under the category-2 regulations in the categorisation of universities for grant of graded autonomy.
Speaking to CityToday on Wednesday, In-charge Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysore Prof C Basavaraju said, “I am very happy with the decision of the UGC for granting complete autonomy status to the UoM. The varsity has been granted autonomy in the view of maintaining high academic standards and excellence. With the autonomous status, in the coming days UoM will have the freedom to introduce new courses which are unique in nature and come up with many administrative plans.”
Responding to a question if any new courses will be introduced from this academic yearm Basavaraju said, “We have not received the official circular regarding the autonomous status from the UGC; once we receive it we would convene a Syndicate meeting to discuss the issue,” he added.
On Tuesday, UGC granted autonomy to five central universities, 21 state universities, 26 private universities and 10 other colleges.
According to Minister of Human Resource Department Prakash Javadekar, “Now onwards, all this universities and colleges will not have to come to the UGC again and again for seeking permission as they have maintained quality and achieved a benchmark of 3.26 and above NAAC (National Accreditation and Assessment Council) ranking.”
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research gets autonomous status
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSS University) in Mysuru has also been granted autonomous status under ‘Institutions deemed to be universities’ (Category II).
The JSS Academy which has scored NAAC 3.34 score has also been considered for the autonomous status by the UGC. Among the five higher educational institutions in Karnataka which have been granted autonomous status by UGC, two institutions are in Mysuru. The three other higher education institutions in the state include Jain University, Bengaluru, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belagavi and Manipal Academy of Higher Education.