Three more colleges in Telangana get autonomous status

Hyderabad: Three more government degree colleges in Telangana have been granted autonomous status by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The colleges are Kamareddy Government Degree College, Nalgonda Government Degree College for Women, and Narsampet Government Degree College.

Last year, as many as 11 degree colleges in the state got autonomous status. With three new colleges, the total number of colleges which got autonomous status has reached 14.

The UGC has made it easier for colleges to obtain autonomous status by creating a portal where colleges can apply directly to the UGC. Colleges that have been established for at least 10 years and have been accredited with a grade of A by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) are eligible to apply for autonomous status.

UGC has made many changes in the matter of autonomous status some time ago. A portal has been made available to apply directly to UGC irrespective of the varsities. If the college has been established for ten years and gets an NAC-A grade, then the autonomous status will be given to that college. While autonomous status will be given for the first ten years, permanent autonomous status will be given if the autonomous status is held for 15 years.At least three branches of colleges without NAC-A grade will be given the status even if they have NBA accreditation. It is known that the Kothi Women’s Degree College, which has an autonomous status in the state, was upgraded to varsity two years ago. Degree seats in these colleges will be filled through DOST and PG seats through PGCET. During the counselling conducted for the filling up of the respective seats, the details of NAC grade obtained by the respective colleges will be added. (INN)

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