UGC allows four more universities to offer online degree programmes

UGC: The four universities are Mahatma Gandhi University, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Institute, Bharathiyar University, and Karunya Institute of Technology.

UGC allows four more universities to offer online degree programmes UGC allows four more universities to offer online degree programmes (credits-Official website)
Anu Parthiban | Aug 20, 2021 - 1:21 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has allowed four more universities to offer full-fledged online degree programmes in addition to 38 universities approved in June.

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Tamil Nadu, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, West Bengal and Bharathiyar University, Tamil Nadu are the four universities added to the updated list.

Institutions like Kuvempu University and the University of Mysore, both in Karnataka, and Alagappa University in Tamil Nadu will offer as many as 12 online degree courses each, the highest number on the list.

The commission in a meeting held on July 1, 2021, decided that “the academic session July 2021 shall be changed to November 2021, with the last date of admission being December 15, 2021, under exceptional circumstances”.

The universities can offer these programmes as long as they comply with the NAAC or NIRF ranking requirements as per UGC regulations, and if not, they can discontinue the programmes and inform the UGC accordingly.

“Each HEI was required to submit an affidavit for ensuring compliance to all the provisions of the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020,” the UGC statement said.


Click here for UGC updated list of colleges offering online courses


On July 29, the government informed the parliament that 42 new universities (online mode) were allowed to offer various programmes to make-up for loss due to the lockdown period.


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