UGC approves four more universities to offer online degree programmes

Symbiosis International, Vellore Institute of Technology, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Odisha are among the universities added to the list.

UGC approves four more universities to offer online degree programmes UGC approves four more universities to offer online programme
Anu Parthiban | Jan 29, 2022 - 12:21 p.m. IST
Share Via

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved four more universities to offer full-fledged online degree programmes. Symbiosis International, Maharashtra, Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Odisha, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education are deemed to be universities added to the updated list.

Symbiosis International, Maharashtra, will be offering an online course in BA Computer Application. While the UGC has approved 9 online programmes of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Odisha.

Also read | 'Impossible to cover 50% syllabus in 2 months': CBSE Class 10, 12 students on term 2

Vellore Insitute of Technology (VIT Vellore) will be offering MA in Science (Data Science) online programme. Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education, Tamil Nadu on the other hand will offer MA in Business Administration and BA in Computer Applications.

The UGC in its latest notification said, “Duration of the programmes shall be as per UGC notification on Specification of Degrees and its Amendments. The list shall be updated from time to time, as required.”

The online programmes in these universities will begin from January 2022.

For the complete list of universities and online degree courses added to the list by the UGC - Click here

Also read | COVID-19: Pune schools, colleges to reopen from February 1; School timings, guidelines

The commission had earlier said, “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.”


Follow us for the latest education news on colleges and universities, admission, courses, exams, schools, research, NEP and education policies and more..

To get in touch, write to us at news@careers360.com.

Back to top