UGC bans distance edu in non-univ institutes
In a decisive decision, the University Grants Commission (UGC) indicated that only universities can offer distance education programs in India. With the Council’s previous decision on reverse distance education, autonomous institutes can not continue to run programs through distance learning.
Across the country, dozens of schools are offering postgraduate courses in lacrosse B management through distance education. All of them will go bankrupt because the UGC does not grant them the recognition.
The decision was notified during the last week of June in a notification Bulletin UGC: minimum standards for first grade awarding by faculties of non-formal education / distance arts, humanities, plastic arts, music, social sciences, commerce and The science.
The decision was made after a committee headed by Prof. N R Madhav Menon presented his recommendations to regulate distance education in India.
“Certificates and diplomas or university degrees awarded by autonomous institutions, which were also approved by the Council on the basis of the policy of the Distance Education Council of the National University of Indira Gandhi, to implement the open programs and distance to the Academic session specified in the recognition of letters already issued in the Commission remain a valid program in the field of open and distance, and once the period of recognition for these independent institutions will cease, these institutions can not offer Open distance and distance programs, “the notice said.