Admission deadline for ODL and online programs for academic session 2020-21extended

University Grants Commission (UGC) has extended the admission deadline for Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and Online Program for the academic session 2020-21. As per the notification candidates can now apply for ODL and Online program till December 31, 2020. 


This is the second time that the commission has extended the deadline to apply for admission. Earlier, authorities had extended the last date for admission from October 31 to November 30, 2020 

The official notification reads, “It is informed that the last date for admission in ODL and online programs for September-October academic session 2020-21 has been extended from November 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020.”

The notice also added that, “HEls shall ensure compliance to UGC (Open and Distance Learning Programs and Online Programs) Regulations, 2020, UGC Notification on Specification of Degrees, 2014 and other relevant regulations/notifications of UGC/Regulatory Authorities (as applicable) for all the programs to be offered in ODL and Online mode.”

The UGC has also directed the Higher Educational Institutions (HEls) to upload the admission dates on UGC DEB web portal latest by January 15, 2021.