Universities allowed to teach online even post Covid, says UGC

Universities allowed to teach online even post Covid, says UGC

The distance learning mode of education can continue even after the pandemic has subsided. 

The UGC is likely to start 123 different courses. 

These courses can be attended by students across the country the online way. 

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has allowed the universities across the country to continue teaching in online mode even post Covid. The UGC has framed more flexible rules for universities across India.

The UGC is about to start 123 different online courses which can be attended by students across India. These courses have 40 programmes for post-graduate students and 83 programmes for under-graduate students.

The students will have to apply via online course platform “Swayam” or “Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds”. The details can be checked on the website of UGC. The examinations for courses offered through the online medium of 'Swayam' will also be held.

The Vice-Chancellors of various universities will have to ensure that the process of holding these examinations starts by the end of August. The examinations will be conducted by the National Testing Agency at various examination centres across the country for various non-technical UG and PG courses of the January-April 2021 semester.

UGC will also promote the use of regional languages. The technical courses will be imparted in various regional languages. Instructions have been issued to various universities across the country for conducting classes online, offline and mixed mode for intermediate semester students to be started at the earliest.

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