1. Equivalence of degree obtained through ODL and Online mode with degree obtained through conventional mode.

  2. List of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) with recognized programmes under Open and Distance mode for the academic session beginning September 2022 (revised from July-August, 2022) and onwards.

  3. Precautions to be taken by the students before enrolling for Programmes offered under Open & Distance Learning (ODL) and/or Online Learning Mode.

  4. University Grants Commission (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Second Amendment Regulations, 2022.

  5. Incorrect and misleading communication no. DDE/S/577(A)/2022 dated 24.05.2022 by Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu.

  6. Violations by Periyar University, Tamil Nadu in running distance education programmes as per UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulations, 2O2O

  7. Presentaion of Awareness Programme for Stakeholders held on 25 May 2022.

  8. Additional List of Entitled HEIs - for offering full-fledged online programmes (Academic year 2022-23, session beginning July, 2O22 and onwards)

  9. Public notice inviting application from Eligible HEIs for recognition to offer programmes under ODL and Online mode for Academic Session beginning September 2022 (revised from July-August 2022)

  10. Violations by Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu in running distance education programmes without approval of UGC

  11. Seeking comments/suggestions on draft amendment to UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programmes and Online Programmes) Regulation 2020 for promoting ODL and Online Education.

  12. Additional List of Entitled HEIs - for offering full-fledged online programmes (Academic year 2021-22, session beginning January, 2022 and onwards)

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

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

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

  27. 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

  28. 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)

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

  30. 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.

  31. 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

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

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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. Public Notice Reg.: Invitation of proposals from HEIs for recognition of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Programmes and Online (OL) Programmes from 2020-21 ||

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

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

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

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

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

  44. 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 (ODL) Mode.

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

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

  47. DEB List of recognized HEIs-2019-2020

  48. 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

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

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

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

  52. 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 (ODL) Mode.

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

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

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

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

  57. 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

  58. 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.

  59. 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)

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

  61. 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

  62. DEB List of recognised HEIs

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

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

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

  66. Public Notice on Recognition of Distance Education Programmes

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

  68. 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

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

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

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

  72. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  78. UGC Letter regarding Approval of Diploma and certificate Courses

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

  80. Online Examinations under Open and Distance Learning Mode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  87. Public Notice reg.: Distance Education Programmes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  95. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  108. 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(ODL) 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