UGC clarifies on requirement of academic staff in Open and Distance Learning programmes

Jun 07, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The University Grants Commission (UGC) on June 04, 2019, has issued a public notice to give clarification on requirement of academic staff in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) programmes as mentioned under the heading of “Academic and Infrastructural requirements”-Annexure VI of UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017 and its amendments. 

The Regulation faculty norms specify requirements as faculty per discipline or specialization or programme, the requirements are as follows:

 For Dual Mode HEIs – UG and PG in the same discipline, instead of four faculty members, three faculty members should be required for groups like BA+MA (relevant discipline), B.Com.+M.Com., BBA+M.Com., BCA+MCA etc.

 Similarly, for Open University-UG and PG in the same discipline, instead of 6 faculty members, 5 faculty members should be required.

 For all other courses, 02 faculty members per programme for Dual mode HEIs and 03 faculty members per programme for Open Universities shall be required.

The stakeholders are requested to take a note on the same.

Click here to download the Public Notice.


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