About Autonomy


  • Review existing courses/programmes and, restructure, redesign and prescribe its own courses/programmes of study and syllabi
  • To formulate new courses/programmes within the nomenclature specified by UGC as per the Specification of Degrees 2014 and amended from time to time
  • Evolve methods of assessment of students performance, conduct of examinations and notification of results
  • To announce results, issue mark sheets, migration and other certificates; however, the degree shall be awarded by the University with the name of the college on the degree certificate
  • Prescribe rules for admission in consonance with the reservation policy of the state government/national policy
  • May fix fees of the courses at their own level
  • Constitute their own Governing Body, Academic Council, Board of Studies and Finance Committee
  • They shall have complete administrative autonomy and have the privilege of appointing their own Administrative staff and teaching faculty including Principal. However, the staff will be appointed as per the UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) Regulations 2010 as amended from time to time
  • The autonomous colleges shall continue to receive funds as being done before the grant of autonomous status, if any
  • Autonomy granted to the college is at the institutional level and is not partial, and shall cover the programmes at all levels such as U.G., P.G. and Ph.D offered by the college. The courses introduced by the college after the conferment of autonomous status shall automatically come under the purview of autonomy
  • The students enrolled at the time of granting autonomy to the College shall also be covered under autonomy
  • Autonomous status shall be granted initially for a period of ten years; further extension shall be for five years at a time except those covered under clause 6.5


  • To forward the application of the college for autonomous status/provide nominee on the Expert Committee/various Statutory Bodies and issue notification within 30 days for a college to function as an autonomous entity once autonomous status is conferred on the college
  • If the University does not forward the proposal/provide nominee within 30 days, it shall be presumed that the University has no objection to the processing of the proposal by the UGC for conferment of autonomous status
  • The college on attaining autonomous status will continue to be affiliated to the affiliating University but will enjoy the privileges of autonomy


  • To provide nominee on the Expert Committee/various Statutory Bodies within 30 days
  • The State Govt. will continue to provide the same funds to Government/Aided colleges as they had been providing before the conferment of autonomous status
  • To ensure that all sanctioned faculty positions are filled on regular and ongoing basis and that a minimum of 85% posts remain filled at all time