Distance Education Bureau

Registration:Higher Educational Institution


Important Timelines/Informations

  • 1. Timelines:

    Activity Date
    Last date to submit Online Application Form 31.07.2021
    Last date to submit hard copy of Application form 10.08.2021
  • 2. Eligibility conditions to apply for recognition of ODL programmes and Online programmes:

    NAAC NAAC score 3.01 and above; or
    NIRF Rank in Top-100 in University category of National Institutional Ranking Framework, at least once in two preceding cycles
    Establishment (Only for Online) HEI shall be in existence for at least three years (Only for Online)
  • 3. HEIs already recognized by UGC for offering ODL programmes may apply only for additional programmes, if any.
  • 4. HEIs can apply for degrees programmes at the undergraduate and post graduate levels and post graduate diploma through Open and Distance Learning mode and Online mode.
  • 5. Programmes in the following domains are prohibited to be offered under ODL and Online mode:
    (i) Engineering
    (ii) Medical
    (iii) Physiotherapy
    (iv) Occupational Therapy and other Para-Medical disciplines
    (v) Law
    (vi) Dental
    (vii) Pharmacy
    (viii) Nursing
    (ix) Architecture
    (x) Physiotherapy
    (xi) Agriculture
    (xii) Horticulture
    (xiii) Hotel management
    (xiv) Culinary studies
    (xv) Catering Technology
    (xvi) Aircraft Maintenance
    (xvii) Visual Arts
    (xviii) Sports
    (xix) any other programme not permitted to be offered in distance mode by any Statutory Councils or Regulatory bodies.

    Apart from the above, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in all disciplines through ODL and Online mode are also prohibited.
  • 6. Self Learning Materials / E-Learning Material Requirement:
    (a) For ODL and Online:
      •   At least 60 percent of SLM - developed by in-house faculty of the HEI
      •   Remaining can be sourced from available resources such as other HEIs, Open Educational Resources (OER) and SWAYAM

    (b) For ODL:
       Self Learning Material shall be ready in all respect as:
      •   Under Graduate Programmes (3 years duration)- First Two Years
      •   Post Graduate Programmes (2 Years Duration) - First Year
      •   For Post Graduate Diploma Programmes (2 Years Duration) - First Year

    (c) For Online:
       E-Learning Material in four quadrants for each course shall be ready as:
      •   For Post Graduate Level Programmes First Year
      •   For Under Graduate Level Programmes First Three Semesters
      •   For Post Graduate Diploma Programmes First Year
  • 7. Details of fee for submission of application for recognition/ Entitlement of ODL and /or Online programmes and assessment of CIQA report are as follows:
  •    a. One-time registration fee Rs. 25,000/- + GST as applicable
  •    b. Open and Distance learning Programme (ODL)
  •     Starting of Programmes - Rs 10,000/- per programme, subject to minimum of Rs 50,000/- + GST as applicable
  •    c. Online Learning Programmes (OL)
  •      Starting of Programmes - Rs 15,000/- per programme, subject to minimum of Rs 75,000/- + GST as applicable
  •      Public Notice:https://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/2809763_public-notice-ODL-09-07-2021.pdf
  • 8. Bank details for submission of fees by the HEIs through NEFT/RTGS are as under:
    Name of the organization Secretary, UGC
    Bank Name Canara Bank
    Bank A/c No. 8627101002051
    IFSC code CNRB0008627
    Branch Name University Grants Commission Bahudur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi – 110 002
    HEI shall mention the transaction details in the application.
  • 9. Applications, which are not submitted through online mode on the web portal within the specified period, will not be entertained in any manner.

Note : Before filling the application, please read the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2021: Click Here.