1. UGC Public Notice Regarding: Compliance with notified regulations by Higher Educational Institutions(HEIs) running ODL/Online Programmes

  2. List of Higher Educational Institutions(HEIs) recognized to offer Online Programmes for 2021-22, academic session begining November 2021(revised from July, 2021) and onwords.

  3. DEB additional list of HEIs entitled to start full-fledged Online programmes without prior approval of the UGC, as per provisions stipulated under regulation3(B)(a) of the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes)Regulations, 2020

  4. DEB additional list of HEIs entitled to start full-fledged Online programmes without prior approval of the UGC, as per provisions stipulated under regulation3(B)(a) of the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes)Regulations, 2020

  5. Debarring Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management(GITAM), Andhra Pradesh for offering ODL & Online programmes for 2021-22

  6. DEB Additional list of HEIs entitled to start full-fledged Online programmes without prior approval of the UGC, as per provisions stipulated under regulation3(B)(a) of the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes)Regulations, 2020.

  7. DEB Additional list of Higher Educational Institutions(HEIs) with recognized programmes under Open and Distance mode for the Academic Session beginning July 2021(revised as November 2021) to 2025-2026(upto Academic Session January, 2026

  8. Updated list of Higher Education Institutions entitled to start full-fledged Online programmes without prior approval of the UGC, as per provisions stipulated under regulation 3(B)(a) of the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020.

  9. DEB List of recognition status of HEIs to offer Open and Distance Learning program for academic session 2020-21.

  10. UGC Public Notice reg: Invitation for applications from ELIGIBLE Higher Educational Institutions(HEIs) for recognition of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Programmes and Online(OL) Programmes from 2021-22, academic session beginning July,2021(revised as November, 2021)* and onwards

  11. Public Notice reg: Invitation of applications from Higher Educational Institutions(HEIs) entitled to offer Online Programmes without prior approval of UGC as pr Regulation 3(B)(a) of UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020 and its Amendments.

  12. Public Notice DEB reg.: Notification of fee structure for submission of application by HEIs for Recognition/ Entitlement of ODL and/or Online programmes and assessment of CIQA report.

  13. University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021

  14. UGC Notice reg.: List of recognition status of HEIs to offer ODL program for academic session beginning in January 2021 to 2024-25

  15. Updated list of HEIs entitled to start full-fledged Online programmes without prior approval of the UGC, as per provisions stipulated under regulation 3(B)(a) of the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020

  16. UGC Public Notice regarding: Last date of admission in ODL and Online programme to be offered by recognized/ entitled HEIs for Academic Session February-March, 2021 (changed from January 2021 in view of exceptional circumstances due to COVID-19)

  17. DEB List of recognition status of Higher Education Insts to offer ODL program for academic session 2019-20.

  18. UGC Public Notice reg.: Opening of application submission portal for Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) entitled to offer online Programmes without prior approval of UGC as per the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020 till 31st December, 2020.

  19. Public Notice DEB regarding: Updated list of Higher Educational Institutions under continuation of recognition for a period of one year, academic session 2020-2021 in supersession to the Public Notice of even number dated 12-10-2020

  20. Public Notice reg extension of date of admission in ODL and Online programmes for September October academic session 2020-21

  21. UGC Public Notice regarding: Extension of last date of admission for September-October academic session for year 2020-21 for Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes

  22. UGC Public Notice regarding: Extension of last date for submission of proposals from HEIs for offering Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and Online Programmes as per UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020

  23. Public Notice DEB reg.: Continuation of recognition for a period of one year, academic session 2020-2021 as per regulations 3(A) of the UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020

  24. UGC Public Notice regarding: Invitation of applications from Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) entitled to offer Online Programmes without prior approval of UGC as per University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020|| Click here to submit

  25. Public Notice Reg.: Invitation of proposals from HEIs for recognition of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Programmes and Online (OL) Programmes from 2020-21 || To Submit Proposal Click Here

  26. University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020

  27. Public Notice: Precautions to be taken by the students Before enrolling for programmes offered under Open & Distance Learning (ODL) and/or Online Learning Mode

  28. University Grants Commission (Online Courses or Programmes) Amendment Regulations, 2020

  29. Updated List of recognition status of HEIs to offer ONLINE programmes from academic session January, 2020

  30. UGC Public Notice reg.: Open and Distance Learning and Online Programmes-Important Information to stakeholders

  31. Updated list of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) Under Category-I as per UGC (Categorization of Universities (Only) for grant of Graded Autonomy) Regulations, 2018 entitled to offer programmes through Open and Distance Learning (OLD) Mode.

  32. Public Notice Reg.: Invitation of proposals from Higher Education Institutions(HEIs) for recognition of Open and Distance Learning (ODL)

  33. Public Notice reg.: Revision of timeline in admission and uploading of details of admission by HEIs in Open and Distance Learning programmes

  34. DEB List of recognized HEIs-2019-2020

  35. Extension of the last date of admission for Academic Session 2019-20, beginning July, 2019 for already UGC recognised Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) for offering ODL programmes

  36. UGC Public Notice reg.: Distance Education and DEB Recognition for 2019-20 and onward as on 31.07.2019

  37. University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning) Fourth Amendment Regulations, 2019

  38. Public Notice reg.: Clarification on requirement of academic staff in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) programmes

  39. Updated list of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) Under Category-I as per UGC (Categorization of Universities (Only) for grant of Graded Autonomy) Regulations, 2018 entitled to offer programmes through Open and Distance Learning (OLD) Mode.

  40. Updated List of HEIs under Category-I entitled to offer programmes through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Mode and important information for Stakeholders

  41. Public Notice reg.: Programmes prohibited in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode

  42. List of the Candidates selected by the Selection Committee for engagement of Junior Consultant in Distance Education Bureau (DEB)

  43. UGC Public Notice reg.: Complaints of Distance Education

  44. UGC Public Notice reg.: Extention of last date for "Invitation of proposal from HEIs for Recognition of Courses/Programmes" to be offered in Online mode from the academic session 2019-20 & onwards

  45. Public Notice reg: Invitation of proposal from HEIs for Recognition of Courses/Programmes to be offered in Online mode from the academic session 2019-20 & onwards.

  46. Public Notice & Updated list of recognition Status of HEIs to offer ODL Programmes for 2018-19 (Session beginning July, 2018 onwards and January, 2019 onwards)

  47. UGC Public Notice reg.: Important information on Distance Education Programme for the benefit of stakeholders

  48. UGC Letter reg.: Entitlement of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) under Category -I as per UGC (Categorisation of Universities (Only) for grant of Graded Autonomy) Regulation, 2018 to offer programmes through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Mode

  49. DEB List of recognised HEIs

  50. Public Notice on Distance Education Bureau–Important Decision for the HEIs

  51. UGC Public Notice reg: UGC (ODL) Third Amendment Regulations 2018

  52. UGC Public Notice reg.: Distance Education and DEB Recognition for 2018-19

  53. Public Notice on Recognition of Distance Education Programmes

  54. UGC Notice Reg.:Inviting proposals from HEIs for Recognition of Open and Distance Learning(OLD) Programmes for the academic Session 2018-19 and onward

  55. Recognizing and treating the Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates awarded through distance mode at par with the corresponding awards of Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates obtained through the formal system of education

  56. Recognition of Distance Education Programmes for academic session 2018-19 and onwards

  57. University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning) Second Amendment Regulations, 2018

  58. Notification regarding UGC (Open And Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 (First Amendment) in Gazette

  59. UGC Public Notice reg.: Date of registration/submission of online application for offering ODL programmes from the academic session beginning in July, 2018 has been extended till 31st October, 2017

  60. UGC Notice reg.: Inviting Applications to offer Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Programmes

  61. Open And Distance Learning Programmes UGC Regulations, 2O17

  62. Public Notice reg.: Open and Distance Learning Programmes.

  63. University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017

  64. Public Notice reg.: Debarring Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Science (SHIATS), Allahabad from offering distance education programmes 2016-17 to 2019-20

  65. UGC Letter regarding Approval of Diploma and certificate Courses

  66. Disclosure of Information on website regarding ODL programmes and territorial jurisdiction in case of examination centres

  67. Online Examinations under Open and Distance Learning Mode.

  68. UGC Public Notice reg.: Examination Centres for DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMME

  69. Invitation letter for submitting proposal for consideration of recognition to offer distance education programmes

  70. Public notice reg.: Interface meeting for continuation of recognition to institution offering programmes through Open and Distance Learning mode from academic year 2016-17

  71. Extension of last date for apply online application for ODL Institutions (2016-17)

  72. Invitation of proposals for continuation of recognition of ODL Institutions (2016-17)

  73. UGC DEB Letter reg.: Continuation of Recognition to Institutions for offering programmes through Open and Distance Learning mode from the academic year 2016-17

  74. Public Notice reg.: Distance Education Programmes

  75. Gazette Notification No. F.6-1/2013-DL dated 10th June, 2015 regarding declaration of UGC as the Regulator of distance education.

  76. Important information for students & stakeholders regarding public notices/communications issued by UGC for the awareness of public at large for distance education.

  77. UGC Public Notice reg.: Misleading Advertisements of some Universities/Deemed to be Universities/Institutions for offering programs through Open & Distance Learning (ODL) mode

  78. Continuation of Recognition for offering programmes through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) for the academic year 2015-16 for SOUs and IGNOU

  79. Continuation of Recognition for offering programmes through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) for the academic year 2015-16 for Universities excluding SOUs & IGNOU

  80. UGC Notice reg.: Shifting of Distance Education Bureau

  81. Status of approval/recognition of Programme of Universities/ Institutions through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Mode

  82. UGC Letter Reg.: Territorial jurisdiction & offering of programmes through off campus/ Study centers etc by Institutions/Universities.

  83. UGC-DEB Notice Reg.:Extension of date for submission of proposals and presentation to be made by V.Cs of S.O.U. for Development Grant.

  84. UGC Letter (Dated 14th October 2013) Reg.:Equivalence of Degrees awarded by Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Institutions at par with Conventional Universities/ Institutions

  85. UGC Letter Reg.: Inviting proposals from SOUs and DEIs for Development Grant for 2013-14 for conducting Distance Education programmes

  86. Public Notice reg.: Courses /Study Centers & Territorial Jurisdiction of Universities (amended) - 27th June 2013

  87. UGC Letter (Dated 23rd August 2013) Reg.: Territorial jurisdiction & offering of programmes through off campus/ Study centers etc by Institutions/Universities

  88. UGC Notification (Dated 17th June 2013) Reg.: Adoption of DEC Guidelines of Distance Education

  89. UGC Order (Dated 31st May 2013) Reg.: "Deemed Deputation" of officials of erstwhile DEC to UGC

  90. UGC Letter (Dated 28th May 2013) Reg.: Approval for establishment of New Centers for programmes and Courses

  91. MHRD Letter (Dated 16th May 2013) Reg.: Regulation of DEC and handling of Distance Education Programme by UGC

  92. IGNOU Notification (Dated 1st May 2013) Reg.: Repeal of Statute 28 of the IGNOU Act. dealing with DEC

  93. DEC Notification of june 2012 on Policy on Territorial Jurisdiction for offering of Programme through Study Center by Universities/ Institutions

  94. DEC Notification (Dated June 2012) Reg.: Policy on Pursuing two or more Programmes Simultaneously

  95. MHRD Letter at 29th July,2009 Reg.: Withdrawing Permission for conducting B.Tech/BE Programmes in Distance Mode

  96. IGNOU Letter at 13th August, 2009 Reg.: Withdrawing Permission for conducting B.Tech/BE Programmes in Distance Mode



  1. Debarring Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management(GITAM), Andhra Pradesh for offering ODL & Online programmes for 2021-22

  2. Updated list of Higher Education Institutions entitled to start full-fledged Online programmes without prior approval of the UGC, as per provisions stipulated under regulation 3(B)(a) of the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020.

  3. DEB List of recognition status of HEIs to offer Open and Distance Learning program for academic session 2020-21.

  4. Public Notice DEB reg : Invitation for applications from ELIGIBLE Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) for recognition of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Programmes and Online (OL) Programmes from 2O2l-22, academic session beginning July, 2O21(revlsed as Novemberr 2O21)* and onwards

  5. Public Notice reg: Invitation of applications from Higher Educational Institutions(HEIs) entitled to offer Online Programmes without prior approval of UGC as pr Regulation 3(B)(a) of UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020 and its Amendments.

  6. Public Notice DEB reg.: Notification of fee structure for submission of application by HEIs for Recognition/ Entitlement of ODL and/or Online programmes and assessment of CIQA report.

  7. Updated list of Hlgher Educational lnstitutions entitled to start full-fledged Online Programmes without prior approval of the UGC, as per provisions stipulated under regulation 3(B)(a) of the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Onllne Programmes) Regulations, 2020 in Supersession lo this otflce letter of even number dated 10.03,2021.

  8. UGC Notice reg : List of recognition status of HEIs to offer ODL program for academic session beginning in January 2021 to 2024-25.

  9. List of HEIs entitled to start full-fledged Online programmes without prior approval of the UGC, as per provisions stipulated under regulation 3(B)(a) of the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020.

  10. UGC Public Notice regarding: Last date of admission in ODL and Online programme to be offered by recognized/ entitled HEIs for Academic Session February-March, 2021 (changed from January 2021 in view of exceptional circumstances due to COVID-19).

  11. DEB List of recognition status of Higher Education Insts to offer ODL program for academic session 2019-20.

  12. UGC Public Notice reg.: Opening of application submission portal for Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) entitled to offer online Programmes without prior approval of UGC as per the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020 till 31st December, 2020.

  13. Public Notice reg extension of date of admission in ODL and Online programmes for September October academic session 2020 21

  14. Public Notice reg: Precautions to be taken by the students Before enrolling for programmes offered under Open & Distance Learning (ODL) and/or Online Learning Mode.

  15. UGC Public Notice regarding: Extension of last date of admission for September-October academic session for year 2020-21 for Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes.

  16. Public Notice DEB reg.: Continuation of recognition for a period of one year, academic session 2020-2021 as per regulations 3(A)
    of the UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020

  17. UGC Public Notice regarding Extension of last date for submission of proposals from HEIs for offering Open and Distance Learning (ODL)
    and Online Programmes as per UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020

  18. UGC Public Notice regarding Invitation of applications from Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) entitled to offer Online Programmes
    without prior approval of UGC as per University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes)
    Regulations, 2020.

  19. Invitation of proposals from HEIs for recognition of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Programmes and Online (OL) Programmes from
    2020-21

  20. University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020

  21. University Grants Commission (Online Courses or Programmes) Amendment Regulations, 2020

  22. Public Notice reg.: Revision of timeline in admission and uploading of details of admission by HEIs in Open and Distance Learning programmes



  1. Public Notice & Updated list of recognition Status of HEIs to offer ODL Programmes for 2018-19 (Session beginning July, 2018 onwards and January, 2019 onwards)

  2. UGC Public Notice reg.: Important information on Distance Education Programme for the benefit of stakeholders


  3. UGC Letter reg.: Entitlement of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) under Category -I as per UGC (Categorisation of Universities (Only) for grant of Graded Autonomy) Regulation, 2018 to offer programmes through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Mode


  4. DEB List of recognised HEIs


  5. Public Notice on Distance Education Bureau-Important Decision for the HEIs


  6. UGC Public Notice reg: UGC (ODL) Third Amendment Regulations 2018


  7. UGC Public Notice reg.: Distance Education and DEB Recognition for 2018-19


  8. Public Notice on Recognition of Distance Education Programmes


  9. UGC Notice Reg.:Inviting proposals from HEIs for Recognition of Open and Distance Learning(OLD) Programmes for the academic Session 2018-19 and onward


  10. Recognizing and treating the Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates awarded through distance mode at par with the corresponding awards of Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates obtained through the formal system of education


  11. Recognition of Distance Education Programmes for academic session 2018-19 and onwards


  12. University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning) Second Amendment Regulations, 2018


  13. Notification regarding UGC (Open And Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 (First Amendment) in Gazette


  14. UGC Public Notice reg.: Date of registration/submission of online application for offering ODL programmes from the academic session beginning in July, 2018 has been extended till 31st October, 2017


  15. UGC Notice reg.: Inviting Applications to offer Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Programmes


  16. Open And Distance Learning Programmes UGC Regulations, 2O17


  17. Public Notice reg.: Open and Distance Learning Programmes.


  18. University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017