UGC Bans Distance Learning Programme in Agriculture

University Grant Commission bans imparting of distance learning course in agriculture. The regulatory body took decision on the basis of technical and pratical knowledge in this program.

As per the UGC Open and Distance Learning Regulations 2017, courses like engineering, pharmacy, medical, nursing, dental, physiotherapy are prohibited under the open and distance mode education.

In order to protect the student who already enrolled in the courses, Indian Council of Agriculture Research has allowed them to continue the course. However there would be no new enrolment done from new session. 

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