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Checklist released by UGC for students to follow in Distance Learning Courses



Checklist released by UGC In the midst of this Covid-19 pandemic, all the education has become online, and also the UGC Commission has released a checklist for the institution as well as candidates to adhere.

A checklist for the students has been released by The University Grants Commission (UGC) for the academic session, for the prohibition of franchising agreement, and also ensuring all activities remain within the territorial jurisdiction before registering them into the distance learning programmes.

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UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain released a notice where he lists all the necessary precautions that students must take before enrolling in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) programmes.

He also mentioned in the notice about the minimum duration, nomenclature and other essential qualification details required for degree programmes under which they are enrolling is strict as per UGC notification on the specification of degrees and its amendments.


Exams within the territorial jurisdiction

He further included “Also asks to ensure that all the activities like admission, counseling sessions, programmes delivery, contact programs, and examinations of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are conducted within the territorial authority


No franchising

He further mentioned that nor universities such as Central, state, private or deemed universities can offer their programmes through franchising agreements with private coaching services and conducting courses through distance learning and through online mode.

Maintain transparency in adherence

UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain also said to ensure that the admission process must be done through the Higher Education Institutions (HEI) headquarters in a transparent and legal way. The learners are also suggested to check all the information as claimed by the authority on the website. If they find any type of alteration or variation then they are advised to contact the same UGC for necessary actions as per the provisions prescribed under respective regulations.

Duration of course given by UGC

Under the circumstances of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Commission has decided that the revised academic session for this year as decided by the commission for ODL programs, shall be done under the period of 12 months i.e starting from Sept-Oct, 2020 and Feb-Mar, 2021 – The secretary also mentioned.

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