UGC asks varsities to mention mode of learning in degrees

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016,12:57 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked varsities and academic institutes offering Open and Distance Learning (ODL) courses to mention this mode of learning in degrees and certificates they issue to students.

In a letter to all varsities, the UGC said it has been noticed some institutions or universities offering education through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode have issued the degrees, mark-sheets, diplomas, certificates etc to students without indicating the mode of delivery of the programme.

The Commission, in its meeting held on September 2 has decided that all Universities should reflect the mode of delivery of programme on all the documents issued to students in order to erase ambiguities between conventional mode degrees with that of ODL mode degrees, the UGC said.

In view of the above, all the institutions/universities offering programmes through ODL mode are essentially required to mention “Mode of delivery ODL/Distance” on all the documents issued to students during or after the completion of programme, the UGC added in its letter.