Are Colleges Getting Ready to Give Away Own Degrees

Madhav Menon committee had made a proposal about autonomy in higher education — which suggested that top colleges be allowed to give degrees instead of depending on the universities. The proposal is pending approval by the HRD, India. If the proposal is accepted by the HRD it is likely that top colleges like St. Xavier’s in Kolkata & St. Stephen’s in Delhi will have the power to offer degrees. This could also mean that these colleges will conduct their own exams just like the deemed universities.

N. R. Madhava Menon is a legal educator from India who was instrumental in setting up the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in Bangalore, and was its founder-director. He was the founder and vice-chancellor of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) in Calcutta, run on the NLSIU model. He is currently the Director at the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, an institute for training judges. Madhava Menon has worked for nearly five decades to improve Indian legal education.

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