Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) has been prohibited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) from offering distance learning and online courses for violating norms. The UGC has cautioned potential students not to take admission in any course offered by the institute.
The ban on offering ODL and online learning programs will apply to the academic sessions of January-February 2023, July-August 2023, and January-February 2024. NMIMS will be allowed to resume with ODL and online programmes only after obtaining necessary approvals from UGC and undergoing inspection or on-site visits. The Commission has also advised students not to enroll in any online, open, or distance learning courses.
NMIMS University in Maharashtra was found to be in violation of UGC regulations with regard to its Centre for Internal Quality Assurance, the caliber of its Self-Learning Material and e-Learning Material, and the nomenclature of its Centre for Distance and Online Learning, according to an official notification from the UGC in May 2021.
“It is for the general knowledge of the public and all concerned stakeholders that UGC has notified University Grants Commission Regulations, 2020 in the Gazette of India on September 4, 2020,” the UGC Notice states. The first and second revisions to the Principal Regulations were subsequently published in the Indian Gazette on July 1, 2021, and July 18, 2022, respectively.
The university has been prohibited from providing online and remote learning programmes until the February 2024 session as a result of these offences. The UGC’s fee return policy was not being followed by the institute. Various parties filed numerous complaints with the statutory authority on the same.
The institution will be permitted to provide open, online, and distance learning courses from July through August 2024 “pursuant to an inspection/on-site visit by the UGC and after obtaining necessary approvals from the UGC.”