University of Mumbai, Mumbai, has given the green signal for students to pursue dual degrees from the next academic session.

Last Updated: 2011-12-26T00:45:51+05:30

Dual Degrees at Mumbai University from Next Year

Mumbai: Students applying to University of Mumbai, popularly known as Mumbai University, Mumbai, will have an option to choose an additional course, from the next academic session 2012-13. Mumbai University has given the green signal for selecting and studying two full-time courses at the same time.
The University’s Academic Council has approved the report on the dual-degree scheme policy which was submitted by SK Ukrande, Dean of Technology, some time back. As per sources, the Council has also crossed out the rule wherein engineering students had to complete the programme within a maximum period of 8 years.
The policy was given the consent in the recently held meeting of the Council. However, students will be allowed to pick two courses based on the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria and conditions, attendance required at both the colleges and courses, and their capability. Further, the credit-based system will now be followed for post graduate programmes as well, apart from just undergraduate courses.
Ukrande further informed that in order to pursue two courses simultaneously, students will be required to obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the principal of one college so that admission in the second college can be confirmed. In addition, such students will fail to fall under the special category in case of overlapping of papers of both the courses. Therefore, seeking a NOC is mandatory, Ukrande clarified.
Since there is no restriction on the number of attempts in all courses, the Council has decided to forgo the same on the engineering department as well. In order to simplify the procedure, Ukrande said that it will be easy for the faculty members to keep a track of the number of engineering students, as there are several branches and different years.
- By Iti Agarwal
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