Hundred universities of the country are considered by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to continue the program of Open and Distance Learning (ODL). This continuation is granted to them from the upcoming academic session 2015-2016.
It is to be noted that this program of ODL was successfully running in the last academic session but it was permitted by UGC till the year 2014-15. Distance education is the biggest platform to study as well as earn. This allows you to be more qualified and you need not to visit a particular location for learning.
The notices were revealed through the UGC’s Distance Education Bureau website.
After a gap of whole one year this is starting once again. But this time UGC has strictly passed the orders that the respected universities or colleges/institutes are allowed to continue the Open and Distance Learning program only after the submission of affidavits. In these affidavits it should be clearly mentioned that these universities will follow all the rules and regulations. This affidavit will be an assurance for continuing the program in the next year that is 2015-16.
UGC stated that this allowance of continuation of Open and Distance Learning for the year 2015-16 will be given to the universities only when a receipt of the affidavits will be received from all the 100 universities.
The information received from the sources stated that with the help of this UGC recognition 128 universities and institutes will be benefited after investing through this ODL program.
It is true that when a person gets a lot of facilities he forget how to maintain the standards of those facilities. Something like this only happened here. It was observed by UGC that the rules and regulations which should be followed under this ODL mode while offering the programmes were violated by some institutes and universities.
Another statement was send by UGC to the vice chancellors of these 100 universities declaring that for the oncoming academic year 2015-16 the recognition will be prolonged and they also decided to maintain “status quo”. All these things were determined in the month of December last year in the 505th meeting of the commission.