Autonomous Status

The UGC will advertise and call for proposals from eligible colleges seeking autonomous status. The individual university can also send circulars asking the colleges to apply.


Procedure for Approval by the UGC


The approval for the grant of autonomous status will be done in two stages. At stage I, screening committee will be constituted by the UGC. The composition of the committee will be as follows:


Three to five experts nominated by the UGC (one of the experts will be nominated as convener).


Secretary of Higher Education or his / her nominee.


Chairman, State Council for Higher Education or his / her nominee


Director of Collegiate Education or his / her nominee.


Vice-Chancellor or his/her nominee.


Joint Secretary (Autonomous Colleges), Member Secretary.


The convener will chair the committee. The cases of short-listed colleges shall be sent to the state government for approval, wherever required. If no response is received from the state government within a period of six weeks, it will be assumed that it has no objection to the proposal.


At stage II short-listed colleges will be visited by another expert committee constituted by the UGC. This committee will submit its report with its findings and recommendations to the UGC. Thereafter, the UGC may send its recommendation to the university concerned for conferment of autonomy.


The university will notify the colleges concerned. Autonomy will be conferred initially for a period of six years.


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