UGC warns universities of action for delay in awarding degrees

UGCNew Delhi: After it received many complaints about the delay on the part of varsities in awarding degrees, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has warned universities to follow the norms in awarding degrees to students without delay or face punitive action.

In a letter to vice chancellors, UGC Secretary Jaspal S. Sandhu said as per the regulations, the degree award date shall be within 180 days from the day of the date by which the students are expected to qualify and become eligible for them.

He said a span of 180 days from the day the results are out are more than sufficient to perform the task which constitutes perhaps one of the most fundamental and primary duties of a university.