The last date for submitting applications for the online and other courses proposed under Open and Distance Learning mode for the February-March session has been extended by the University Grants Commission till April 30, 2021.
UGC has also invited all the universities and higher education institutions who are offering the online courses for the current academic year to continue receiving online applications from the nominees and upload the admission details on the UGC DEB web-portal by May 15, 2021.
Pupils can visit the official website of UGC at www.ugc.ac.in to check the notification.
According to the notification, the decision was taken by the commission in its 550th meeting, which was executed on February 18, 2021.
The main purpose behind the extension of the admission date is to facilitate the admission process for candidates facing difficulties due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Along with this, the last date to receive suggestions on Draft Regulations on academic collaboration between Indian and foreign higher education institutions to offer Joint Degree, Dual Degree, and Twinning Programmes from the public has also been extended by the commission till March 15.
Insights and feedback have been invited from the public, including the academia and all other stakeholders to bring about effective implementation of this aspect of National Education Policy (NEP)-2020.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) are being offered by UGC using the government’s SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) portal.
Charged with coordination, determination, and maintenance of standards of higher education, UGC is a statutory body set up by the Government of India by the UGC Act 1956 under the Ministry of Education.
The commission gives recognition to universities in the country and disbursements of funds to such recognized universities and colleges.