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Distance learning: Pros and cons of this mode of education 

It is important to be aware of the challenges of distance learning before enrolling in a programme

Published on 2nd September 2023

Distance education in India: Different types that suit needs of students  

Distance learning is generally more affordable than traditional education

Published on 2nd September 2023

Open distance learning and online courses continue to rule the roost 

Though distance learning online courses are growing in popularity, what are the pros and cons of pursuing it?


Published on 3rd July 2023

NMIMS approaches Bombay HC over UGC ban on distance learning courses

Two weeks ago, the UGC had issued a notification banning the institute from offering any open and distance learning courses

Published on 6th May 2023

UGC's ban on state varsities operating outside state when offering distance learning courses upheld by Madras HC

The court made it clear that there is no bar on students from outside the state enrolling in such programmes provided the activities of such universities do not span beyond the state

Published on 26th January 2023

All HEIs offering Online and Distance Learning courses must comply with ABC: UGC

According to the UGC Chairman, there are 58 HEIs offering online and 86 HEIs offering ODL programmes across India

Published on 31st October 2022

UGC Open Distance Learning guidelines to put ODL degrees on par with conventional ones

The regulations were amended in order to invite more foreign students to enrol in Higher Education Institutions in India

Published on 13th September 2022

Distance learning degrees to be on par with those obtained conventionally: UGC

The decision has been taken as per Regulation 22 of the UGC (Open and Distance learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations

Published on 9th September 2022

UGC declares Periyar University's distance learning courses invalid, sites regulation breach 

In its notification, the UGC said it learnt that Periyar University doesn’t have a full-time director and there aren’t enough full-time faculty and non-teaching staff

Published on 1st June 2022
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The UGC's guidelines for pursuing two academic programmes simultaneously are here! What do they spell for students?

The guidelines state that no retrospective benefit can be gained by the students who have already completed two academic programmes simultaneously

Published on 13th April 2022

Distance education programmes offered by Tamil Nadu's Annamalai University declared invalid by UGC

UGC regulations state that unless and until the commission has granted recognition, no higher educational institutes can offer any ODL programmes and/or online programmes or admit students

Published on 29th March 2022

Now IGNOU begins to offer Rural Development programmes. Check the details inside on how to apply

The Rural Development programmes are offered on a certificate, PG diploma and master's levels

Published on 10th February 2022

IGNOU begins BA Hons programmes in Urdu and Sanskrit

Interested applicants wishing to enrol in the programmes can do so by accessing the admission portal of the university at ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in

Published on 29th January 2022

IGNOU to offer MA degree in Corporate Social Responsibility. Are you eligible?

January 31 is the last date to apply for the programme in the next session

Published on 15th January 2022

Pondicherry University grants last chance to distance education students to complete their degrees. Here's what it will cost them

Students need to re-register themselves by paying a fee of Rs 5,000 and the last date of receipt of it is January 25

Published on 15th January 2022

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