Online and distance learning

The University Grants Commission or UGC has figured guidelines related to online and distance learning in the nation. According to the new guidelines, the top 100 universities in the nation will be allowed to begin distance learning and online programs without prior authorization.

The new guidelines will be a coordinated model of online and distance learning. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union education minister makes the declaration about the new ODL guidelines.

He tweeted that the integrated guidelines are student-driven. Numerous quality arrangements have been made to guarantee equivalence, mobility among various methods of education, grievance dealing with components, and so on.

Ramesh Pokhriyal further added that the coordinated online and distance learning guidelines are agreeable to spending plan and Aatma Nirbhar Bharat declarations. Under which top 100 Universities in the NIRF National Institutional Ranking Framework or having least 3.26 evaluation from NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) will be allowed to begin online programs without earlier authorization however with compliance to the guidelines.

Moreover, Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of finance and corporate affairs, earlier, in May this year, during her fifth question and answer session on economic measures while propelling the PM e-Vidya Program for multi-mode admittance to digital education declared that the legislature will permit the top 100 universities to offer online degree programs from May 30, 2020.

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The UGC should think of the guidelines in June along these lines permitting universities to initiate the admission process.

According to the new guidelines, more universities have been made qualified to begin ODL and online projects with new qualification benchmarks. Pokhriyal tweeted that these guidelines have a center spotlight on keeping up the nature of education and giving quality-centric self-sufficiency to the universities.

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