Policy yet to log on to Online Learning Vision

A direct policy push to online learning—by permitting universities/higher-training institutes (HEIs) to provide certificate/diploma/ degree programs withinside the completely on-line mode—has made headlines in India for a few years now. In 2018, the plan to permit top-one hundred universities/HEIs (primarily based on National Institute Ranking Framework and NAAC scores) became first announced. This became repeated withinside the finance minister’s Budget FY21 speech in Parliament. And while Covid-19 hit, and it became clean that lessons as common couldn’t continue—making on-line training now any longer simply suitable however additionally necessary—the government, in its Atmanirbhar Bharat bulletins in May 2020, stated that the top one hundred universities could be allowed to provide on-line publications without requiring the UGC’s approval. The internet site of the Distance Education Bureau (DEB) of the UGC list simply seven universities/HEIs which can be allowed to provide on-line training is, therefore, quite telling of regulatory sclerosis