‘UGC now focusing on distance, online education’

University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman DP Singh said that the UGC is now focusing on Open Distance Learning (ODL) and Online education programmes. These are futuristic programmes and UGC is trying to form guidelines and policies for such programmes, he added. UGC, in its priority programmes has adopted two pronged strategy where special teacher centric and student centric programmes are being prepared. Teachers programme focus on training them in conduct besides bringing his/ her expertise in local issues. While talking to media persons, he said, for students, policy related to…

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113 HEIs approved by UGC for Open Distance Learning

The University Grants Commission has recognized 113 Higher Education Institutes (HEI’s) for imparting Open and Distance Learning (ODL) for the 2019-20 academic session. The UGC has been implementing strict quality regulations for the Open and Distance Learning programme due to the increase in the interest of the students and an enrollment of 25 percent of students in the programme. Joint Secretary of UGC, Avichal Kapur stated that the UGC has approved close to 1500 new programmes under ODL which has received 18 lakh fresh admissions at the undergraduate and postgraduate…

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UGC asks institutes to fill teaching vacancies, puts a cap of 6 months on hiring process

UGC asks colleges to fill vacant teaching posts at the earliest. (Representational image) To address the “shortage of quality teaching faculty in the higher education institutes” (HEI) in India, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has written a letter to vice-chancellors of all the universities asking them to fill the vacant teaching posts “at the earliest”. The UGC has shared guidelines to hire ‘quality’ teachers with the VCs. As per the guidelines shared by the UGC, all the higher education institutes (HEI) need to complete the selection process within six months’…

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UGC Delhi recruitment 2019: Fresh jobs, last date May 25 – Here’s how to apply

UGC Delhi recruitment 2019: University Grants Commission (UGC) has invited applications for the posts of Sr. Project Consultant, Project Co-ordinator, Project Consultant, Sr Project Associate (Data Entry Operator),  Jr. Project Consultant, Sr. Project Associate, and Helper. The last date for submission of the application form for these posts is May 15, 2019. The hard copy of online application can be submitted till May 25. The candidates have to apply in the prescribed format before the last date ends. The candidates have to go through the official notification before applying to make…

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UGC bans distance learning degree programmes in agriculture

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture. The decision was taken by the higher education regulator at its last meeting on the ground that a degree programme in agriculture is technical in nature as it requires practicals or laboratory courses. “The Union Agriculture Ministry had referred the matter to the Commission, requesting it to consider prohibiting universities from offering Open and Distance Learning (ODL) degree programmes in agriculture,” a senior commission official said. As per UGC Open and Distance Learning Regulations, 2017, professional programmes…

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UGC allows all higher edu institutes to offer online courses: Is this a good move when classroom education is still filled with problems?

The UGC decision allowing higher education institutes to offer online courses could have many pros and cons. Check out the most common questions about the decision. The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a circular on January 4 inviting online applications from all from all eligible Higher Educational Institutions (HEls) to grant courses/programmes in online mode from 2019-20 academic session. This move takes forward the decision taken last year to open up HEIs to online courses to enhance access to higher education in India. But when even regular education mode with classroom teaching is…

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Mumbai University Distance Education Programme De-Recognised By UGC

Several students who enrolled into distance education programme offered by the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the University of Mumbai have been sent in a lurch. The distance programme offered by University of Mumbai is no longer recognized by UGC. The Distance Education Bureau, UGC released the list of approved Distance Education Institutes and their corresponding courses for the academic year 2018-19 on October 3 this year. By the time the list was released, several Open Universities and Distance Education departments had completed the admission process. Students…

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Is Your Open And Distance Programme Fake? Check UGC Recognised University List Here

  Several students who enrolled into distance education programmes offered by the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the University of Mumbai woke upto the news recently that their Institute no longer has the required recognition from the UGC, official government body responsible for the Open and Distance programmes run in the country. University Grants Commission (UGC)’s Distance Education Bureau on October 3, 2018 released a list of Higher Education Institutions or universities in India recognized by the commission for academic year 2018-19 and onwards to conduct programmes…

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Mumbai University Distance Education Programme De-Recognised By UGC

  Mumbai University Distance Education Programme De-Recognised By UGC New Delhi:  Several students who enrolled into distance education programme offered by the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the University of Mumbai have been sent in a lurch. The distance programme offered by University of Mumbai is no longer recognized by UGC. The Distance Education Bureau, UGC released the list of approved Distance Education Institutes and their corresponding courses for the academic year 2018-19 on October 3 this year. By the time the list was released, several Open…

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Mumbai University Distance Education Programme De-Recognised By UGC

S Mumbai University Distance Education Programme De-Recognised By UGC New Delhi:  Several students who enrolled into distance education programme offered by the Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) of the University of Mumbai have been sent in a lurch. The distance programme offered by University of Mumbai is no longer recognized by UGC. The Distance Education Bureau, UGC released the list of approved Distance Education Institutes and their corresponding courses for the academic year 2018-19 on October 3 this year. By the time the list was released, several Open…

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