UGC Update: UG, PG Students Maternity Leave

  • 2021-12-19 13:56:37

University Grant Commission (UGC) has decided that now like MPhil and PhD students, UG and PG students will also get maternity leave. UGC has also issued guidelines for this. UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain has written a letter to all the universities that if a girl student is pregnant in UG and PG, then she will be given exemption in attendance, exam application form and everything else.


The age of marriage in India is 21 years for men and 18 years for women. In such a situation, according to the earlier University Grants Commission Regulation 2016, UGC used to give maternity leave only to the girl students of MPhil and PHd. This vacation period is 240 days. After the new decision of UGC, now this leave will also be available to the girl students of undergraduate and post graduate courses.


In this letter, it has been made clear that as earlier the students of MPhil and PhD were getting maternity leave, on the same lines, leave will be given to the students of UG and PG. However, the notice does not mention how long the leave period will be. For this the UGC has left it to the discretion of the university to decide the holiday.


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