Why are Indian students choosing dual-degree programs?

  Jul 19, 2022

Pursuing two academic programmes simultaneously has been a long-time desire for many students from across the country. Recently, University Grants Commission (UGC) published guidelines allowing students to pursue dual degree programmes simultaneously either in physical or Online or ODL mode or Hybrid mode, based on the recommendations envisaged in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 to provide multiple learning pathways to students.

This is seen as part of a slew of new reforms in the Indian higher education sector that is aimed at increasing the Gross Enrolment ratio and employability of students. Online education has ensured anytime, anywhere learning and has enabled students from the most remote regions to enrol in top universities, while continuing their jobs or other commitments. The ability to pursue dual degrees will further empower learners to expand their knowledge and skills in newer areas. 

Benefits of pursuing dual-degree programmes

In this competitive world, it is necessary for students to be skill-rich and dynamic to be able to have an edge over their peers. Therefore, the student community is looking for programmes that allow them to get a good job upon graduation and thrive in their future workplaces. This trend has forced higher education institutions (HEIs) to offer new-age programmes and revamp their curriculum to attract more and more students. 

Pursuing two-degree programmes at a time is seen as beneficial for students in many ways. Here are the top reasons – 

The commencement of dual degree programmes is being seen as historic, and rightly so. It is a very student-centric decision and is set to change the future of the youth in the nation. As always, each student must choose wisely- be it the degree or the university providing it.

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