The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked varsities and academic institutes offering Open and Distance Learning (ODL) courses to indicate the mode of learning in degrees and certificates which they issue to the students.

In a letter, the UGC has stated that some institutions or universities offering education through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode have issued the degrees, marksheets, diplomas, certificates and so on to students without mentioning the mode of delivery of the programme.

University Grants Commission has, in its September 2 meeting, decided that all universities should reflect the mode of delivery of programme on all the documents issued to students in order to erase ambiguities between conventional mode degrees with that of ODL mode degrees, the UGC said.

In view of the above, all the institutions/universities offering programmes through ODL mode are essentially required to mention “Mode of delivery ODL/Distance” on all the documents issued to students during or after the completion of programme, the UGC added in its letter.

Source: The Indian Express