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DEB approved programmes in India

List of programmes approved by DEB

The DEB is a bureau of the University Grants Commission (UGC), which is the apex body for higher education in India. The DEB is responsible for regulating and promoting the open and distance learning system in India. The DEB grants recognition to the distance education programmes offered by various universities and institutions in India. The DEB also monitors and evaluates the quality and standards of the distance education programmes.

The DEB maintains a list of programmes approved by it on its website https://deb.ugc.ac.in/. The list contains the names of the universities and institutions that offer distance education programmes, along with the details of the programmes, such as the level, duration, mode, and intake capacity. The list also indicates whether the programmes are approved by other regulatory bodies, such as the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the Bar Council of India (BCI), or the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).

The list of programmes approved by the DEB is updated regularly and can be accessed by anyone who wants to verify the recognition status of any distance education programme in India. The DEB also provides guidelines and norms for the distance education institutions and learners. The DEB aims to make distance education accessible, affordable, and acceptable for all sections of society. By recognizing and regulating the distance education programmes, the DEB helps to safeguard the interests of the learners and employers. The DEB also contributes to the development and expansion of higher education in India through distance mode.

According to the Gazette of India, April 8, 1995, all the qualifications awarded by the DE imparting universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, institutions deemed to be universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and institutions of national importance declared under an Act of Parliament, stand automatically recognised for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government, provided it has been approved by the DEB.