In today’s time, technology is at the forefront of everything that is being done-from something very small to something that is really big. The use of technology and the impact it creates can very well be seen in our day-to-day lives. Talking about the education industry, the use of technology is pertinent as it makes learning fun, quicker and engaging. Besides, it motivates the people of all age groups to become active learners.
After the announcement made by University Grants Commission (UGC) regarding the minimum CGPA requirement of 3.26 on a scale of 4 to run distance education and online courses, the universities offering distance education courses are in a fix.
Affected by the move made by the UGC, several universities approached the Higher Education Department asking for the relaxation of norms. Considering the plight of affected universities, the Higher Education Department has urged UGC to relax norms so as to make it possible for state universities to run distance education and online courses. It also directed the affected seven universities to make separate representations to UGC as well.