The University Grants Commission (UGC) gave its nod to the University of Delhi to start five online courses and the courses will be available for everyone by January. 


The letter of intent (LoT) was sent by the UGC on 16 September to the university, reported DNA India.

A total of 22 universities had submitted their proposal for the online courses to the University Grants Commission (UGC). Only four out of the 22 universities were given permission to go ahead with the online course program.


“The proposal of online courses was put forward by 22 universities but UGC gave permission to only four universities out of which the Delhi University is one,” the DU Express reported quoting a Delhi University official.

The courses which will be provided by the DU are BA Programme, BCom, English Honours, Political Science Honours and BCom Honours, all of which belong to the School of Open Learning (SOL), the DU Express reported.

Dr CS Dubey, Director of the Campus of Open Learning, Delhi University told India TV, “these five courses of SOL will now run online, not only across the country but students from any country can take admission in it.”

The University Grants Commission has asked the Delhi University to upload the e-study material by November.

Interested students can download the study materials from Delhi University’s official website http://www.du.ac.in/du/ once uploaded. Further, students are advised to keep visiting DU website for latest updates on the online courses.