Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

After the Supreme Court recently cancelled all the technical education degrees obtained through distance learning between 2001 and 2005, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has barred as many as 123 deemed education institutes from using the ‘university’ tag in their name. In a directive, UGC said, “The institutions are hereby directed to restrain from using the word ‘university’ with its name, failing which necessary action would be initiated in accordance with the UGC (institutions deemed-to-be-universities) Regulations, 2016. Instead, the Institution may mention the word ‘Deemed to be University’ within parenthesis.”…

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UGC suspends distance learning engineering degrees of 4 deemed universities

UGC suspends distance learning engineering degrees of 4 deemed universities

The Supreme court had asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to hold tests for students whose degrees will be suspended by January 15, 2018. The engineering degrees of four deemed varsities which offer the course through the long-distance mode have been suspended. The University Grants Commission (UGC) followed the Supreme Court’s order to suspend the degrees after a prior decision to retrain universities from continuing any distance learning course from 2018-19 without prior approval. “AICTE Regulations, do apply to deemed to be universities and the four varsities were…

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UGC orders 123 institutes to drop tag of ‘university’

UGC orders 123 institutes to drop tag of ‘university’

Institutions like Jamia Hamdard, Symbiosis International University and others that are under the deemed-to-be-universities category will not be able to use the word ‘university’ in their names. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked 123 deemed-to-be-universities to drop the word from their names in a letter dated November 10. The letter cites a Supreme Court order of November 3, 2017 and says that the use of word ‘university’ by such institutes is in violation of Section 23 of the UGC Act. The court has asked such to stop using the…

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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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UGC asks 12 standalone institutes to turn varsities

UGC asks 12 standalone institutes to turn varsities

Twelve standalone institutions imparting education in the open and distance learning mode will either have to become universities by 2018 or be disallowed from offering these diplomas and certificate courses. In a letter, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed these institutes that it has amended the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017. “Certificates or diplomas or postgraduate diplomas awarded by the standalone institutions… shall remain valid… till the academic year 2017-18, and thereafter they shall be free to get their status converted to university or deemed-to-be…

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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

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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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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Get your degrees online: UGC issues draft rules, Aadhaar likely to be made mandatory for courses

Get your degrees online: UGC issues draft rules, Aadhaar likely to be made mandatory for courses

The examinations for the courses may be conducted on campus of higher educational institutions, with Aadhaar biometric authentication of each student.(Representative image)   In what might pave way for obtaining degrees online, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has drafted UGC (Online Education) regulations, 2017 and has sought public feedback till August 18. Once the regulations are in place, students and working professionals will be able to obtain a degree online, recognised by the UGC. Institutes will be able to offer online degrees in all fields, except engineering, medicine, dental, pharmacy,…

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