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Ramakanta Biswas

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognised Kalahandi University in Bhawanipatna as a university under Section (F) of the UGC Act 1956. 

“The name of the University has been included in the list of Universities established as per Section 2(f) of UGC Act,1956 as maintained by the UGC on its website www.ugc.ac.in,” the UGC said in a letter written to the registrar of the varsity.

The letter stated that the University is empowered to award degrees as specified by the UGC under Section 22 of the UGC Act 1956 by conducting courses through its own departments, its constituent colleges and/or through its affiliated colleges in regular mode with the approval of concerned statutory bodies/councils, wherever it is required. 

The University shall operate only within the territorial jurisdiction allotted to it under its Act and in no case beyond the territory of the State of its location. The University is not allowed to start any off-campus centre beyond the territorial jurisdiction as provided in the Act and under no circumstances beyond the State of its location.

The University will have to adhere to the following –

To ensure that no off Campus centre(sI)Study centre(S) is opened beyond the territorial jurisdiction of the University as stipulated in the Act and in no case beyond the territory of the State 

To ensure that no programmes should be offered through franchising arrangement with private institutions 

To ensure that no study centre(s) are opened through franchises by the University 

In case the university has already started any off campus/study centre and the centre operating through franchises outside the State. it must be closed immediately 

No Open and Distance Learning programmes and on-line programmes shall be started without the prior recognition of UGC. Relevant UGC Regulations are available on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in

M Phil/Ph D programmes can be conducted as per the provisions of UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Awards of M Phil/Ph D Degree) Regulations. 2016 

The University is required to follow all the UGC Regulations notified and available on UGC website www ugc.ac.in 

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