University Grants Commission has recognized 14 new Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) that can provide courses through distance education. This list is in addition to the 82 institutes that were recognized by the UGC for providing distance education in May this year.
Earlier Distance Education Council was the regulator of Distance Education programmes. Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, dissolved the Distance Education Council in December 2012 and transferred regulatory functions to the University Grants Commission. A state-wise list of these 14 new higher education institutes and the courses that have received recognition from the UGC can be accessed through this link: http://bit.ly/2Teu3Fh