In an attempt to provide some relief to the UGC ODL students, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has extended the last date for admission to Open and Distance Learning (ODL) courses for the academic session, 2018-19. The candidates can now secure the admission latest by October 20, 2018. The commission has extended the deadline for admissions as the approval process of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) offering ODL courses is still on.
As per a notice issued by UGC Distance Education Bureau, “The Commission in its 535th meeting held on September 27, 2018 has decided to extend the last date of admission in the recognized ‘Open and Distance Learning’ programmes to be offered by the Higher Educational Institutions (HEls) for the academic session 201 B-19 to October 20, 2018. The HEls shall complete the admission process by October 20, 2018, and no admission shall be made after this.”
The notice further reads, “The revised programme recognition status, based on the decision of the Commission on the representations along with documentary evidences received from the HEls, will be available on UGC website www.usc.ac.in/deb, by October 3, 2018. HEls may start the admission process in the programmes recognised as per the revised programme recognition status available on UGC website.” Earlier, the UGC had invited application from higher education institutions to offer ODL programmes in the academic session, 2018-19.