New distance learning rules: Universities need fresh approvals from UGC for programmes

New distance learning rules: Universities need fresh approvals from UGC for programmes

Universities offering programmes through distance mode will now be regulated under the University Grants Commission (UGC) (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017, notified by the commission on Friday. The commission, through the regulations, has laid down the minimum standards of instruction for the grant of degree at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels through open and distance learning mode. According to officials, under the new regulations, students will also be allowed to take up to 20% of the total courses being offered in a particular programme in a semester through the…

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UGC distance learning rules from next year

UGC distance learning rules from next year

The UGC notified the ODL Regulations, 2017 in an official gazette on June 23. Many of the universities and other higher educational institutions, which had just got the UGC’s approval to their ODL programmes in May-June, found themselves in a catch-22 situation as the new regulations mandatorily required them to make a fresh application to get approval for their ODL courses. File photo × The University Grants Commission (UGC) has deferred implementation of regulations for open and distance learning (ODL) programmes to the 2018-19 academic session. This comes after it…

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Nursing, Engineering may become part of distance learning courses

Nursing, Engineering may become part of distance learning courses

With the central government making changes to its distance education norms, technical courses like Engineering and Nursing are also likely to be available through distance mode. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently notified its new norms for distance education and institutes that have technical courses might be allowed to run if they make special arrangements for practical course work for students, sources in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, said. By making special arrangements, government means giving a couple of months time to the students to visit the institution…

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Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

KOLHAPUR: University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all the institutions offering distance learning courses to seek fresh approval. The UGC (open and distancelearning) regulations, 2017, need to be complied in order to run the distance programs. According to UGC, minimum standards of instructions have been laid down in the 2017 regulations and hence the institutes offering distance learning courses, need to take fresh approval from it. Higher educational institutions (HEIs) approved for 2017-18 have been permitted to offer approved open and distance learning programs for the academic year 2017-18. Such HEIs will be required to apply afresh in…

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Colleges need fresh nod for distance courses: UGC

Colleges need fresh nod for distance courses: UGC

New Delhi: University Grants Commission has directed all educational institutions offering distance learning courses will now need to seek fresh approval. The As per the directive, minimum standards of instructions have been laid down hence the institutes offering distance learning courses, need to take fresh approval under the newly notified norms. UGC (open and distance learning) regulations, 2017, needs to be complied in order to run the distance programmes which have been notified recently. Higher educational institutions approved for 2017-18 have been permitted to offer approved open and distance learning programs…

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Cloud on distance learning rules

Cloud on distance learning rules

New Delhi, June 28: Distance learning courses offered by institutions across the country could be headed for the freezer over the next six months after new rules notified by the University Grants Commission came into effect last week. The UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 – notified on June 23 – asks every institution intending to offer courses in distance mode to apply to the higher education regulator for approval “at least six months before the commencement of the academic session of the programme intended to be offered”. The regulations…

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Kota claims maximum NEET toppers

Kota claims maximum NEET toppers

Coaching institutes in Kota claimed to have bagged maximum toppers in NEET 2017 though Navdeep Singh of Punjab got the first rank. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was conducted on May 7 by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admissions to undergraduate MBBS/BDS courses and the results were announced on Friday. Coaching hub Kota had sweeped the top 10 ranks in the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) entrance exam, the results of which were declared on June 15. Allen Career Institute of Kota said…

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3D check

3D check

From home to road – from food to fuel, we knowingly or unknowingly come across adulteration in our daily lives. In India, it is known that various food products are adulterated. For example, more than 68% of milk is estimated to be adulterated, as per news reports. Automobile fuels, such as diesel and petrol, have also been found contaminated. Common adulterants in milk are wheat flour, urea, starch, detergent and hydrogen peroxide, while diesel and petrol are reported to have kerosene and naphtha. Such adulterations have an adverse impact on…

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Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

On Friday, the higher education funding and regulating agency, the University Grants Commission, notified new rules for open and distance learning programmes in India. These courses that deliver printed, recorded or online learning material to students so that they can study on their own time and at home have proliferated since the Dr BR Ambedkar Open University, in Telangana, and the Indira Gandhi National Open University in Delhi were founded in the 1980s. They hold classes periodically and do not require students to attend classes regularly in an institution. The…

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Open, distance learning courses need fresh UGC approval

Open, distance learning courses need fresh UGC approval

Higher educational institutions offering open and distance learning (ODL) courses with the approval of the University Grants Commission (UGC) will now have to apply afresh with it for grant of recognition. The higher education regulator has made it mandatory for all universities, notifying revised regulations for the institutions offering undergraduate and post-graduate level ODL programmes in various disciplines. The UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 came into immediate effect from June 23, with the commission notifying it in an official gazette. Higher Educational Institutions in India do not have…

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