AICTE (Open and Distance Learning Education) Guidelines for Institutions-Deemed to be Universities, 2020

Mar 23, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


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The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on March 18, 2020, notifies the All India Council for Technical Education (Open and Distance Learning Education) Guidelines for Institutions-Deemed to be Universities, 2020 to further amend the AICTE (Open and Distance Learning Education) Guidelines for Institutions- Deemed to be Universities, 2019.

The followings are the amendments made under Clause 3.1 of the AICTE Guidelines, 2019:-

Ø  The Institutions that have completed five years of existence, offering a programme in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode in Management and allied areas, Computer Applications and Travel & Tourism in pursuance of an approval granted to it till the year 2017-18 for the purpose by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and/or intending to offer a programme in Open and Distance Learning mode from the academic session immediately after the notification of these guidelines shall, for grant of recognition, make an application to the AICTE in a form.

Ø  The Institution shall submit an undertaking to the effect that it will attain a National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) score of 3.26 on a 4 point scale or NBA accreditation with at least 700 points on a scale of 1,000 or equivalent before the end of academic session July 2019-June 2020, failing which the AICTE shall not accord any approval to the ODL Programme to the Institution.

Ø  Amendments are also made in Annexure IX related to “Deployment of manpower and other support at LSCs”.

This Notification shall come into effect from March 17, 2020.

[Notification No. AICTE/P&AP/ODL/2020]


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