University of Mysore to shut down online courses with fee in dollars
At the time of the course launch, the university informed students that UoM has collaborated with Online Education Platform provider U18 for the delivery of programmes. But, the university is forced to shut down these courses as they were launched without the approval of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
D Bharathi, registrar, UoM, confirmed that online courses will be shut down from the next academic year. “We started the courses as per the university statutes. Now, as per UGC directions, we’re shutting down these courses from the next academic year. There won’t be new enrolments. But existing students will be allowed to complete the courses,” she said.
Asked if these courses were approved by the UGC, she said they were launched through university statutes.