UGC nod for 17 courses under Open Distance Learning

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognised the newly-established Directorate of Distance Education, University of Mysore, and permitted it to offer 17 courses under the Open Distance Learning (ODL) mode from this year.

The university had submitted an application seeking recognition for 25 courses but the UGC granted permission to 17 courses for the year 2018-19. The last date for admissions is October 20.

MBA, MCA, BCA, M.Ed and B.Ed programmes have not got the permission. “These courses were not recognised to be offered under ODL mode and UGC stated that we can apply later with prior approval of the respective regulatory authorities such as AICTE and NCTE. The university plans to get approval from these bodies to launch these programmes from the next academic year,” said Registrar Rajanna.

The courses that got recognition are: B.A. in Economics, English, History, Kannada, Political Science, Sociology, BBM, B.Com, B.Sc (IT), M.A. in Economics, English, History, Kannada, Political Science, Sociology, M.Com, and M.Sc (IT).

Recently, the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) got recognition from the UGC to offer 31 courses and admissions are under way.

In the 1980s, the University of Mysore had launched similar programmes under the Institute of Correspondence Education (ICE) which later become an independent university – KSOU. Call 0821-2419325/557, 9620228005, 9538686235 for more details.

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