UGC prohibits to impart distance degree programmes in Agriculture

Higher education regulator has approved the decision for University Grants Commission to prohibit to impart distance degree programmes in agriculture. The decision was taken on the ground that a degree programme in agriculture is technical in nature as it requires practicals or laboratory courses. To protect the interest of the students already enrolled to the agriculture degree programme, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) has been requested for hand-holding of such institutions. However, no new enrolments will be permitted from the 2019 academic session.

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