Bhubaneswar: The Higher Education Department has decided to allow opening of new degree or professional colleges in the state. The decision was taken by the High-Power Committee (HPC) at a meeting held on November 9, 2022.
In 2019, the HPC had decided not to grant permission for opening of new degree or professional college for a period of five years from the academic session 2020-21 with exception to the nationally and internationally acclaimed educational agencies.
The Committee recently decided to withdraw the above decision taking into account the educational needs and aspirations of the locality concerned.
It has also been decided to accord permission for an increase of seats/ opening of new subjects/streams/courses (including PG courses) irrespective of NAAC CGPA score/NIRF ranking/ accreditation by NBA for the academic session 2022-23.