UGC approves Anna University’s all distance education programmes

October 05, 2018

The University Grants Commission, the apex body for higher education, has approved all the distance education programmes of Anna University

The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) of Anna University has been offering distance education programmes in MBA, MCA and M Sc (computer science) since 2007. 

The MBA programme is offered with specialisations in general management, marketing and a few other streams. 

Recently, new regulations -- the UGC (Open & Distance learning) Regulations, 2017 and subsequent amendments in 2018 -- were brought in by the UGC to regulate the conduct of distance learning programmes by various varsities in the country.

According to a press release, Anna University with a NAAC score of 3.46 has fulfilled all the requirements mandated by the UGC in its new regulations. 

In this regard, the notification approving all the three programmes -- MBA, MCA and MSc -- conducted by CDE for a period of five years (2013 to 2023) was issued by the UGC on October 3.

Admissions to these programmes for the academic year 2018-19 would begin on October 3, the release added.

Courtesy: TOI

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