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UoP okays autonomy to Fergusson

Proposal to be sent to UGC now.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: December 6, 2013 2:56:58 am

The University of Pune has approved the report on awarding an autonomy to Fergusson College. The Academic Council meeting of the university took a decision to this effect on Thursday.

The proposal would now be forwarded to the University Grants Commission (UGC) through the state government. As per procedure,the UGC is then expected to send its own panel to assess the potential of Fergusson College and take a final call on awarding autonomy.

The university had formed a special committee,which visited Fergusson College recently to verify the institute’s prospectus for gaining autonomy. The committee report was submitted before Thursday’s academic council meeting.

Fergusson principal Ravindrasinh Pardeshi said he was awaiting an official communication from the university on this.

Governed by the Deccan Education Society,the over 120-year-old Fergusson College boasts of more than 4,000 students studying different undergraduate and post-graduate courses in natural sciences,computer,electronics,IT ,humanities and social sciences.

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