The University Grants Commission (UGC) has invited suggestions on draft amendments to UGC(Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations 2020 for promoting ODL and Online Education.
The draft amendments are available on UGC website at httns://deb.uae.ac.in for feedback from stakeholders. The stakeholders can send their feedback by March 15, 2022.
“Keeping in view National Education Policy (NEP)--2020 recommendation to have Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of 50% by 2035 and to further promote Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and Online Education, UGC constituted an Expert Committee to review existing ODL and Online Regulatory Framework while ensuring quality, driven by simplified recognition system and processes,” the UGC said in a notice on Monday.
“The Commission in its 555th meeting held on 12th February, 2022 has accepted the report of the Committee. Accordingly, draft amendments are available on UGC website at httns://deb.uae.ac.in for feedback from stakeholders,” the notice undersigned by UGC secretary Rajnlish Jain stated.
The higher education regulatory said the objective of the consultation process is to ensure an inclusive, participatory and holistic approach to simplify ODL and Online Regulatory Framework while ensuring quality and ease of imparting distance and online education in the Country.
“All concerned stakeholders are kindly requested to provide their comments/suggestions at https://deb.ugc.ac.in by March 15, 2022,” the notice added.