UGC Announces Additional List Of HEIs Allowed To Offer Online Courses For January Session

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission’s Distance Education Bureau (UGC-DEB) has announced the additional list of the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) approved to commence full-fledged online courses without the higher education regulator’s prior approval.

According to the UGC, the courses mentioned in the list are from the session beginning January 2022. The list has already been uploaded on the official website

“This is in addition to already uploaded lists of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) entitled to start full-fledged online programmes without prior approval of the UGC, as per provisions stipulated under regulations 3(B)(a) of the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020 and its amendment from academic,” the commission was quoted as saying in a release.

Based on the applications received, the UGC has released the list of eligible HEIs. The programs under the ambit of the Regulatory Authorities have been considered on the basis of communication/ recommendation received from the respective Regulatory Authority, reported Careers360.

The Regulation also mandates that the programme wise recognised/ entitled HEIs shall not offer online courses under any franchise arrangement and shall have complete ownership of these programmes, the release added.

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