UGC Issues Important Notice On Distance Education

In a major development, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to extend the last date of admission in the recognized ‘Open and Distance Learning’ programmes to be offered by the Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) for the academic session 2018-19 to October 20, 2018.

The decision was taken by the Commission in its 535th meeting held on September 27, 2018.

However, it should be noted that the HEIs shall complete the admission process by October 20, 2018 and no admission shall be made after this.

The revised programme recognition status, based on decision of the Commission on the representations along with documentary evidences received from the HEIs, will be available on UGC website www.ucic.ac.in/deb, by October 03, 2018, stated the notice of the UGC.

HEIs may start admission process in the programmes recognised as per the revised programme recognition status available on UGC website. The UGC letter detailing programme wise recognition status to Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) will be issued at the earliest.

For the programmes not recognised (still found deficient), as per revised recognition status at ‘B’ above, the Higher Educational Institution may submit an appeal to the Commission, if any, along with a fee of Rs 10,000 per programme, within 30 days from the date of the UGC letter, as per the provision of sub-regulation (5) of Part- II of the University Grants Commission (Open & Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017.

The programme recognition status based on decision of the Commission on the Expert Committee Visit Reports will be available on UGC website www.ugc.ac.in/deb, by October 03, 2018.

HEIs may start admission process in the programmes recognised as per the revised programme recognition status available on UGC website. The UGC letter detailing programme wise recognition status to Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) will be issued at the earliest.

For the programmes found deficient, as per recognition status at ‘D’ above, HEIs can submit representations within 30 days along with documentary evidence for consideration for recognitions in the second stage. Thereafter, if the Programmes still remaining deficient, HEIs have an appeal option.

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