Supreme Court Judgement Distance Education

Supreme Court Judgement Distance Education

UGC has notified UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 in the Gazette on 23/06/2017 and first amendment on 11/10/2017. The same can be accessed on UGC website 

The year-wise recognition status of universities approved to offer education through distance mode along with the approved programmes is already in public domain and can be accessed at UGC website 

Kindly make sure to read the notifications at Notice Board before taking admission anywhere. The same can be accessed through website at the following link:

Institutional Recognition of distance education programmes.

During the period of institutional recognition, the University was required to offer programmes approved by the statutory bodies of the University, after seeking approval of the concerned Regulatory bodies, wherever required.

Seeking approval from the respective Regulatory bodies was the responsibility of the university concerned. At present, institutional recognition is not given by UGC and only programmewise recognition is given.

Procedure for verification of degrees by the students.

The degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) are verified/validated by the issuing authority i.e. concerned university/institution only. DEB,UGC can provide the recognition status of the university/Institution which is available on the UGC website 

UGC gives recognition to HEI to offer distance education programmes for a particular academic session but details of students admitted/passed are maintained by the concerned HEI.

Therefore verification of degree/Diploma is the responsibility of university concerned.

Courses Offers Under Distance Education

No institution is allowed to offer technical programme except MBA and MCA through distance mode. The programmes like BE/B.Tech are not allowed through distance mode. MHRD directions prohibiting BE/B.Tech through distance mode dated 29.07.2009 are already uploaded on UGC website at the link

A programme other than programmes in engineering, medicine, dental, pharmacy, nursing, architecture, physiotherapy and programmes not permitted to be offered in distance mode by any Statutory Councils or Regulatory Authorities.

Supreme Court Judgement dated 03/11/2017 regarding technical programmes through distance education The Hon‟ble Supreme Court vide its order dated 03.11.2017 in the matter of Orissa Lift Irrigation Corp. Ltd. Vs. Rabi Sankar Patro Vs Ors has suspended all the degrees in Engineering awarded by concerned Deemed to be Universities of the candidates enrolled during the Academic Sessions 2001-2005.

As regards students who were admitted after the Academic Sessions 2001-2005, their degrees in Engineering awarded by the concerned Deemed to be Universities through distance education mode stand recalled and be treated as cancelled.

The concerned Deemed to be Universities are

(i) Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth (JRN), Udaipur, Rajasthan,
(ii) Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), Sardarshahr, Rajasthan,
(iii) Vinayaka Mission‟s Research Foundation, Salem, Tamil Nadu and
(iv) Allahabad Agriculture Research Institute, Allahabad, UP (later known as Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad).

The eligibility criteria for Central Govt. jobs on the basis of degrees obtained through distance mode?

MHRD vide Gazette Notification No.6-1/2013 dated 10.06.2015 (published in Gazette on dated 25.07.2015) has notified that- all the degrees/diplomas/certificates including technical education
degrees/diplomas awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of

Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under
the Central Government, provided they have been approved by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

Degree acquired through distance mode is equivalent to the degree acquired through regular mode?

The Degrees/ Diplomas/ Certificates awarded for programmes conducted by the ODL institutions, recognized by the erst while DEC/UGC, in conformity with UGC Notification on specification of  Degrees should be treated as equivalent to the corresponding awards of the Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate of the traditional Universities/ Institutions in the country.

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