Govt Urges UGC to Relax Norms for Distance Education

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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. read more

UGC asks 12 stand-alone institutions to get University status for offering Distance and Open Education

UGC asks 12 stand-alone institutions to get University status for offering Distance and Open Education

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has published a notice and sent to 12 stand-alone institutions to get them converted as a university or Deemed to be University if they are willing to offer programs through Distance and Online Mode.

However in recent Supreme Court order also states that Deemed to be Universities are not allowed to run Distance Learning Course from 2018-2019. Moreover Deemed Universities have been asked to remove the “University” within one month of issuance of the order. read more