The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has changed its regulations on distance and online education, asking institutions to follow the regulations of the University Grants Commission from last year. In fact, it removes the limit to include programs that operate in these modes, provided they have the necessary resources. AICTE regulates technical training courses such as BTech, MBA, Travel and Tourism and others offered by universities and colleges.
AICTE issued a revised policy for open and distance learning and online education for 2021. According to the guidelines, “approved admission” for online / ODL programs / courses It must be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the UGC directive (open and distance learning modality and online learning modality) of September 4, 2020 in the version currently in force.
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“The UGC September 2020 guidelines state that there will be no admission restrictions, the number of students the institution can admit to a program, as long as the learning centers have ‘adequate facilities’. AICTE guidelines have allowed institutes to have a National Accreditation and Accreditation Council (NAAC) score of 3.26 or higher, or a National Accreditation Council (NBA) score of 700 or higher, or be in the 100 first in the “The” University “category of the national institutional ranking includes a framework (NIRF) to start full ODL courses or online courses.
These institutions can offer undergraduate or graduate courses in management and related fields, computer applications, artificial intelligence and data science, logistics, travel and tourism without the prior approval of AICTE. However, these institutions must annually submit all relevant data from faculties, students and affidavits to the AICTE portal when registering, “specifies the AICTE guideline.