EdTech companies to face UGC action for offering unapproved online foreign courses

EdTech companies to face UGC action for offering unapproved online foreign courses

UGC to take action against EdTech companies offering foreign degree and diploma courses online without approval.

The UGC regulation mandates that, “No Foreign Higher Educational Institution shall offer any programme in India without the prior approval of UGC, HEls shall not offer programmes under any franchise arrangement and such programmes shall not be recognised by UGC”

In a public notice, the UGC stated that no foreign higher educational institution can offer any programme in India without the prior approval of the commission.

This comes as the Delhi High Court in September directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to take necessary action against the universities and colleges offering unspecified degrees and ensure compliance with the law, including penal provisions on the issue.

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Published: 16 Dec 2023, 01:31 PM IST

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