Distance Education Bureau

Registration for Higher Educational Institutions eligible to offer programmes without prior approval of UGC


Instructions

HEIs entitled to offer programme under ONLINE MODE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL of the UGC:

  • 1. University Grants Commission had notified the University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020 in the official Gazette on 4th September, 2020 and it is available on UGC website at https://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/221580.pdf or https://deb.ugc.ac.in/Uploads/20200906.pdf. Kindly read the same before applying.
  • 2. Eligibility conditions for HEIs entitled to offer programme under ONLINE MODE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL of the UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020 as per Regulation 3(B)(a):
    NAAC NAAC score 3.26 and above; or
    NIRF Rank in Top-100 in University category of National Institutional Ranking Framework, at least twice in three preceding cycles
  • 3. HEI can apply for maximum Thirteen (13) programmes i.e. maximum three (03) programmes at Under Graduate (UG) level and ten (10) programmes at Post Graduate level.
  • 4. The UGC portal for submission of online application will remain open up to 31.10.2020.
  • 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. The Registrar of the HEI intending to apply shall register online through the portal. After successful registration, a unique ID and password will be sent to the registered email ID. The UGC may verify the genuineness of the applicant through email/mobile before sending ID and password. It may be noted that only Registrar is allowed to register on the behalf of the HEI.
  • 7. The applicant HEI will be able to access the online application form after logging – in through the portal using given ID and Password only. The applicant HEIs are requested to go through the information required to be submitted while applying along with the format of Affidavit to be submitted.
  • 8. After submission of online application, the HEI shall prints of the submitted of application and submit three set of hard copies of the application along with the affidavit addressed to the Joint Secretary (DEB) which shall reach University Grants Commission, Distance Education Bureau, 35, Froze Shah Road, Delhi -110001, within 10 working days after submission of the online application form.
  • 9. A copy of online application downloaded from the portal shall be uploaded by the HEI on its official website immediately after online submission, which shall include all annexures. A confirmation email in this regard shall be sent at deb-ugc@gov.in.
  • 10. Applications which are not submitted through online mode on the designated portal within the specified period will not be entertained in any manner. Also, application with incomplete /ambiguous information will not be entertained by UGC.
  • 11. Persons other than authorised official of HEI are not allowed to register themselves on behalf of any HEI. UGC may initiate legal action against such persons.
  • 12. The HEIs are also requested to read Public Notices which are uploaded on UGC website and can be accessed at the following link: https://www.ugc.ac.in/deb/notices.html or https://deb.ugc.ac.in/Notices.
  • 13. Kindly contact:

    For General Query deb-ugc@gov.in

    For Technical Query odl.ugc@inflibnet.ac.in

I have read above mentioned instructions carefully.
I also accept terms and conditions mentioned /provisions detailed in University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2020.
    Please accept declaration to proceed further.