September 26, 2022


Whereas a minimal CGPA of three.26 is required in distance training, the varsity’s rating is simply 3.16

The College Grants Fee’s (UGC) discover to all the colleges providing distance training might land Bangalore College (BU) and lots of different universities in hassle once more. On February 21, the UGC had issued a discover that increased academic establishments which have a legitimate accreditation from Nationwide Evaluation and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a minimal CGPA of three.26 had been solely eligible to use for distance training recognition for 2018-19 and onwards. Nonetheless, the Bangalore College’s NAAC CGPA is simply 3.16 on a 4 level scale. This discover got here in after the UGC’s (Open and Distance Studying) second Modification laws 2018 in its official Gazette in February.

UGC’s diktat


The UGC has knowledgeable the upper academic establishments that the purposes for recognition of distance training programs, which had been invited throughout August-October 2017 ‘stand cancelled’. The discover, with new standards, states that “The establishments which have a legitimate NAAC with minimal CGPA of three.26 on a 4 level scale and have 5 years of existence can apply for the 2018-19 tutorial yr.”



It additionally mentioned, “As per Laws, all increased academic establishments are required to use afresh to UGC to hunt recognition for providing ODL programmes from the tutorial classes 2O18-19 and onwards.”

Why is BU in hassle?

The in-charge Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore College, Professor Sudesh V confirmed that the BU’s NAAC CGPA rating is 3.16 and it’s legitimate until 2021.

It is perhaps famous that the BU’s distance training programmes had been de-recognized and in 2017, it obtained its renewal of affiliation from the UGC for the tutorial years 2016-17 and 2017-18 solely.

Standing of BU’s ODL 2017-18 batch

Now that the BU’s Distance Training program division has known as for purposes for the yr 2017-18, the UGC has spared the scholars of this batch. The UGC discover states, “The Larger Academic Establishments which got permission by the College Grants Fee to supply programmes in Open and Distance Studying (ODL) mode for the tutorial session 2017-18 might be allowed to impart ODL training until the tutorial session 2019-20 to allow them to achieve the prescribed high quality NAAC benchmark.”

However, as per the UGC’s diktat, BU might want to wait until 2021, as their NAAC rating is legitimate as much as 2020 and solely then can they apply afresh for the popularity of its distance training program (as per the present CGPA benchmark arrange UGC).

Talking to Bangalore Mirror, BU’s in-charge VC mentioned, “Sure, now we have obtained the discover. With that, we obtained one other letter which acknowledged that we are able to run the gap training program till 2020. After that, now we have to use once more.”



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