NOIDA- The recommendations of the Justice Reddy Committee pertaining to the implementation of the Distance Education Programmes by a wide range of universities across India have been approved by the central government. The Supreme Court has passed the order to MHRD or Ministry of Human Resource Development for the constitution of a three members Committee to properly analyze the problems pertaining to distance education in the country. The committee is also expected to recommend a road map for the establishment of legal mechanism in the related platforms of higher education.
The court has given the direction to form the committee consisting of some reputable stalwarts with apex positions in the domain of education, administration, investigation or regulation at country level.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has published the below given instructions to all the stakeholders depending upon the recommendations of the Justice Reddy Committee on Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Courses:
The approved courses that come under ODL mode can be seen in the list issued institution – wise every year on UGC website at www.ugc.ac.in/deb.
There will not be any course that is recognized except the one that is there in the above list and the candidates who undergo unrecognized programmes are not allowed to take any benefit.
The recognition pertaining to retrospective or ex-post facto for any course via ODL mode will not be given by UGC under any case.
HEIS or Higher Educational Institutions are expected to remain in compliance with all the requirements of the UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017 and its amendments.
The UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017 are applied to all the HEIs as specified at Clause (3) of sub-regulation (1) of Part – I of UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017. It is also notified that the private universities formed under the State enactments will have to compulsorily comply with the requirements provided by the UGC as published from time to time and this will also contain the requirements that fall under the UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017.