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What kind of autonomy do UGC-funded institutions have? For instance, if a certain institution wishes to introduce a new programme, can UGC veto? And when UGC requests a certain institution to offer certain programmes, can the latter say no?

  • The details of the relationship are set out in Chapters 1 to 4 of the UGC Notes on Procedures. Institutions have a high degree of autonomy. Institutions basically have the discretion to decide the programmes to be offered. Having said that, if institutions wish to introduce new publicly funded programmes, it is the agreed position that they should consult the UGC first. This is because the UGC has a role to ensure that such programmes meet the needs of the society in terms of programme nature and numbers.