The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked Symbiosis, Pune and Shiv Nadar University to discontinue their four-year-courses with immediate effect.
This comes a few weeks after it asked Delhi University to roll back its four year programme.
While Symbiosis and Shiv Nadar institutes have been asked by the UGC to roll back their four-year-programme, there is still some uncertainty over IISc Bangalore which also runs a four year Bachelors in Science because of the ‘inherent’ structure of their programme.
IISc, Bangalore offers a flexible course which primarily emphasizes on research projects and includes several engineering courses and humanities courses as a part of this programme.
HRD minister Smriti Irani had on Wednesday said that IISc Bangalore, Shiv Nadar, Noida and Symboisis, Pune were conducting 4-year BA and BS programmes and that they had been asked by the UGC to discontinue them.
Director, IISc Bangalore, Anurag Kumar told HT, “We have sent a detailed explanation on our programme. We are looking at ways to satisfy the UGC concerns and are also studying the UGC guidelines in detail to see whether we are already aligned or not.”
“We have not yet got any communication from UGC. Once we get it we will decide accordingly,” said Vidya Yeravdekar, principal director, Symbiosis.