UGC grants permission to offer online course by the Institutions

August 07, 2018

Advanced education Institutes are currently permitted to offer online Certificate, Diploma and Degree Programs in the controls which they are putting forth at graduation level in customary mode (of classroom instructing) or in Open and Distance Learning mode. 


UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018 has been endorsed in an ongoing gathering of University Grants Commission (UGC) authorities. Under the Regulation, Higher Educational Institutions would now be able to offer online projects for the courses affirmed by the statutory boards and in which no less than one bunch has been graduated, expressed an announcement from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). 


In an ongoing notice by UGC, it was cleared up that the Degrees, Diplomas or Certificates granted for programs led by Open and Distance Learning(ODL) foundations, perceived by the commission, ought to be dealt with as comparing degrees of consistent establishments. 


As indicated by the UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018, online Programs requiring Practical/Laboratory Courses as a curricular prerequisite will not be allowed. 


"The Examinations will be directed in administered mode and in congruity with any standards for such examinations stipulated by the commission," said the announcement from HRD. 


Agreeing the direction, the substance of online courses will have least four quadrants: video addresses, e-content, self-evaluation and talk discussion to illuminate questions. 


To offer online courses, it is obligatory for the Higher Educational Institutions to exist for no less than five years and to be licensed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a substantial least score of 3.26 on a 4-point scale. Notwithstanding that the foundation ought to likewise be among the best 100 in general classification in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for no less than two years in the past three years. 


Notwithstanding, NAAC and NIRF conditions will not be material to existing government Open Universities till NAAC or comparative accreditation framework or NIRF are made accessible. 


"By and large Regulations give empowering arrangements to keeping up sacredness of confirmations, instructing learning, examination, genuineness of the student and required divulgence of Program-wise data, for example, span, begin and end dates, expense, number of understudies, name of understudies with identifier, comes about, on HEI site/open area," said the statement.Aadhaar and Passport will be utilized to validate the Indian and outside understudies individually for every single online collaboration including educating learning and examinations.

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