Anna University’s all distance education programmes have been approved by the University Grants Commission, which is the top body for higher education.
A notification approving all the three programmes — MBA, MCA, and MSc — conducted by CDE for five years was issued by the UGC on Wednesday. Admissions to these programes for academic year 2018-19 would begin on October 3, an official communiqué said.
Since 2007, the Centre for Distance Education (CDE) of Anna University has been offering distance education programmes in MBA, MCA, and MSc (Computer Science). The MBA programme is offered with specialisations in general management, marketing and some other streams.
As part of its endeavour to regulate conduct of distance learning programmes by various varsities in the country, the UGC recently introduced new regulations — the UGC (Open & Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 and subsequent amendments in 2018.
Anna University with a NAAC score of 3.46 has fulfilled all requirements mandated by the UGC in its regulations, the official communiqué added.