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The National Child Development Council (NCDC) members in a meeting urged the Government of India (Go) to do away with the age limit criteria for UG admissions in Universities. NCDC Core committee suggests that the age restriction criteria which are being followed in some universities for acquiring regular degree course should be removed.

“The reason is that the education which is the right of any citizen, should not be denied to anyone on the basis of age criteria,” a statement issued by the group reads. “This applies to mostly women who are forced to discontinue their studies due to familial issues. Such students also should be provided chance for getting eligibility to take up the UG Programme on regular basis,” it reads. The master trainer of NCDC and Global Goodwill Ambassador Baba Alexander said that education has to be a continuous process and there should not be any age bar for it.
He also suggested mixed age group education in universities will be very effective if encouraged.

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