Published On: Thu, Mar 17th, 2011

UGC to consider new norms for Teacher Student Ratio

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) is considering the new norms on teacher to student ratio suggested by Prof. J.A.K Tareen committee constituted by the commission. The committee has formulated norms for various disciplines/programmes and teaching to non-teaching in Central Universities and UGC-maintained institutions deemed to be universities.

The committee has submitted its report to the commission. As per the report the teacher to student ratio for postgraduates programmes are as follows:-

(i)         For Science Programme                               1:10
(ii)        For Humanities/Social Sector                        1:15
(iii)       Commerce & Management                            1:15
(iv)       Media & Mass Communication                       1.10

While for the undergraduate courses (UG Programme) the teacher to student ratio is as unfollows:-

(i)         Social Sciences                                               1:30
(ii)        Sciences                                                         1:25
(iii)       B.Ed.                                                               As per NCTE norms
(iv)       Media & Mass Communication                        1:15

Teacher to Non-Teaching Ratio:

1:1.1    Non-Teaching (Ministerial)
1:0.40  Non-Teaching (Technical)
1:1.30  for affiliating University (Ministerial)

The following information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Dr. D. Purandeswari in Lok  Sabha.