University Grants Commission (UGC) grants graded autonomy status to Jain University on Tuesday. With reference to UGC’s new regulation on ‘Categorization of Universities for Grant of Graded Autonomy 2018’ (clause (j) of Section 12 read with clause (g) of subsection (1) of Section 26 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956), Jain University is placed under Category II of institutions eligible for graded autonomy. The grant was awarded based on its accreditation given by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), i.e. ‘A’ Grade with a CGPA of 3.31.
Hailing the historic decision, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said "UGC has liberalized the regime in the education sector, and emphasizes on linking autonomy with quality".
Last year Jain University was graded with 4 stars in the Young University category under the Karnataka State Universities Rating Framework (KSURF) initiated by the Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Government of Karnataka. Jain University is now self-reliant in starting new programs, initiating open and distance-learning centers, hiring foreign faculty and admitting foreign students under the guidance of University Grants Commission (UGC).