University Grant Commission (UGC) has recently issued a notification for the regulation of online courses. This regulation lay down the minimum standards of instruction for the grant of certificate, diploma or degree through online mode, delivered through interactive technology using internet.
In this regulation, UGC has defined eligibility criteria for higher educational institutions for offering online courses, application for the online courses or programmes, approval process, operation of the online courses and programmes, course or programme monitoring and renewal, and quality assurance.
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This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD) Satya Pal Singh in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.