IGNOU To Be Exempt From UGC’s Distance Learning Norms: Commission Requests HRD Ministry To Issue Directions

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has agreed to relax its distant learning regulations for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), which offers open and distance learning programmes in various streams, reports Deccan Herald. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has reportedly been requested to issue a directive to keep the open-university outside the ambit of UGC (open and distance learning) Regulations, 2017 as a special case. Taking note of the contributions made by IGNOU “in various areas of national importance and relevance” by providing “quality” distance education with an outreach across the…

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