The University Grants Commission (UGC) has instructed all universities and higher education institutions to properly display information related to fee structure and refund policy, hostel facilities, scholarships, rankings and accreditation on the official website. This order was passed after the UGC noticed that many universities do not have a proper website or do not provide basic minimum information on their websites.
What information do colleges need to disclose
Colleges need to disclose the following information on their websites:
- Admissions and fee: Prospectus, admission guidelines for international students, fee structure for various programmes, fee refund policy.
- Academics: Academic programme, academic calendar, schools/departments/ centres, department/school/centre wise faculty details with photographs, library – basic information at a glance.
- Other information: Scholarship/ fellowship details, information about ABC portal, student grievance redressal committee, anti-ragging cell and helpline number, alumni information, job openings, and more.
How will this benefit students
Disclosing this information on their websites will help students make informed decisions about their education. Students will be able to easily compare different colleges and choose the one that is right for them. This will also help to reduce the number of students who are misled by colleges about their fees, facilities, and accreditation status.