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UGC released guidelines for online courses: The UGC has released guidelines for online courses, allowing universities to offer up to 40% of their semester courses through SWAYAM. The guidelines for online courses on SWAYAM have been published by the University Grants Commission. Universities can now give up to 40% of their courses online thanks to the UGC. Previously, only up to 20% of the course was permitted.

UGC declares online courses guidelines

Online Courses via SWAYAM: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released guidelines regarding online courses, enabling universities to offer up to 40% of semester courses online through SWAYAM University Grants Commission has notified that universities in India are now able to deliver up to 40% of semester courses online. Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds, or SWAYAM, will provide a credit system for online learning courses. Previously, the UGC had only allowed universities to give up to 20% of their courses online.

According to one of UGC's tweets: “According to one of UGC's tweets, "the University Grants Commission (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) Regulations, 2021 have been notified in the Gazette of India."The notice contains the regulations.”

The UGC has issued the following recommendations for online courses:

  1. The SWAYAM online credit course schedule will be similar to a traditional semester, beginning in January and ending in July.
  2. The Host Institution will include the SWAYAM-based online credit courses. After the end-of-term proctored test, a certificate with grades will be given for credit transfer.
  3. The higher education institution may only allow up to 40% of total semester courses to be taken online via the SWAYAM platform.
  4. The academic council must expedite the student's credit transfer from their parent institution.
  5. The parent college will select a faculty member to assist students from the time they register until they complete the credit course.

According to the UGC notice, “the parent institution shall give the equivalent credit weightage to the student earned via online learning credit courses through SWAYAM platform, in the credit plan of the program.” With proper guidelines, the UGC allows universities to offer up to 40% of semester courses through SWAYAM.

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