Top 5 Online Legal Course Providers In India

Education in India is changing at lightning speed. We are no longer restricted to conventional classroom teaching. Unconventional modes of teaching have infested the legal sector as well.  Today, anyone can learn any subject of their interest at any given point of the day. All they need is the internet. Apart from ease of access and learning at any hour of the day, online education encompasses all the other aspects of classroom learning and evaluation.  

Are online courses worthwhile?

With universities like Oxford and Harvard identifying the need to come up with online courses, one can hardly doubt whether online courses are credible or not. Online courses are meant to help you with the knowledge that your degree was not able to provide you. For instance, an HR management student is never taught Anti-Sexual Harassment Laws or Labour Laws although their job profile demands it. With the availability of online courses, you can easily learn these laws.

Online courses can look great on the resume. They are indicative of the fact that you are a highly dedicated and motivated individual who has taken extra effort to pursue his interests. These courses give you practical knowledge that most law schools fail to provide. They are meant for everyone and anyone who is willing to take them. Unlike admissions at law schools, there is no bar to who may or may not be eligible to take online legal courses. They are easily accessible and interactive at the same time. Testimonies of people like Suyash, Chirag and a lot of others who benefited due to online courses are proof of the fact that these courses aren’t all bark and no bite.  

Online courses are the need of the hour. Here is a list of top 5 online courses providers in India:

 

  • National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (NUJS)

 

One of the best law universities in India, NUJS announced its online courses way back in 2012. NUJS identified the need for practical skill development for lawyers and started 19 online courses with iPleaders. With over thousands of registrations each year, these courses are an experience in itself. Their Online Diploma on Entrepreneurship Administration in Business Laws is unprecedented and has had over two thousand registrations since its inception. Its alumni boasts of graduates from Harvard, Stanford, NYU, IITs, IIMS, NLUs, a few IAS officers, officials from Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Finance from Government of India, top law firms like Amarchand and Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, Luthra and Luthra etc. Overall, NUJS is the best and most credible online course provider in India.

Pros:

  • Brand Value of NUJS Kolkata (arguably one of India’s best law schools)
  • Exhaustive modules prepared by over 50 top lawyers of the country
  • Resource library of over 100 lectures
  • Focused skill development exercises
  • Online interaction, regular feedbacks, activity tracking
  • Access to iPleaders Club – Skill Development Centre
  • Career guidance
  • Placement cell
  • Credible alumni

Cons:

  • Real-time commitment and involvement in terms of assignment completion
  • The course is based on self-study. There will be no one to coax you into studying if you don’t.

Website : https://onlinecourses.nujs.edu

  •  FICCI

 

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), started its courses on intellectual property in 2012. Currently, FICCI runs 4 online courses on various subsets of intellectual property law. It involves areas like generation, protection, and enforcement of intellectual property rights,  intellectual property law, and competition law etc. The course is designed by 5 professionals working in the intellectual property field.

Pros:

  • Brand value of FICCI
  • Specialized courses on IPR
  • Cheap

Cons:

  • Courses are only restricted to IPR
  • Self Study
  • Not comprehensive

Website: https://www.ficciipcourse.in

  •   GNLU

Just like NUJS, Kolkata, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU) also offers online certificate courses. The courses are theoretical in nature and are offered in the field of Intellectual Property, Internet Law, and Entrepreneurship Management. Presently, GNLU offers 7 online courses. However, their admissions are restricted to a certain time frame only. At present, their admissions are closed.

Pros:

  • Learn on the go
  • Live Classes

Cons:

  • Course modules are theoretical, give no practical insights
  • Expensive
  • Limited admissions
  • No credible reviews available

Website : www.gnluonline.ac.in

  •  LawSikho

An initiative of iPleaders, Lawsikho started with the aim of providing access to justice for all. Since then they have been progressing to spread legal knowledge amongst all professional spheres. Their courses are designed from the perspective of a layman wanting to understand the law. Right from corruption, RTI, FIRs to business incorporation, property matters and human rights, they have covered as much as possible through their online courses that a common man may need to know about. With a chief focus on practical learning, they provide technology which can help you learn on the go.

Pros:

  • Any content related doubt can be asked directly at the Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Easy to understand
  • Exhaustive course material
  • Updated courses
  • Over 30 courses to choose from
  • Cost-effective
  • Credible reviews

Cons:

  • Too many courses to choose from
  • No live classes

Website : https://www.courses.lawsikho.com

 IALM

Indian Academy of Law and Management offers around 30 courses on various disciplines of law and management. With a decent alumni base, IALM focusses majorly on the technology-related law. The courses are claimed to be interactive and case study based, which gives it a spot on this list. The courses are priced reasonably from ranging between INR 500 to 11,000.

Pros:

  • Low Cost
  • Short-term

Cons:

  • Low on content
  • Not comprehensive

Website: https://www.ialm.academy

List of universities who are accredited to launch online course

India has been a host of online education portals for sometime now. However, just like bitcoins, their validity was always under dark clouds. UGC has time and again emphasized that online education certifications/diplomas/degree will not have any certification from UGC, which earlier posed a major problem for online portal holders.

 

However, with the coming up of policies like digital India and Swayam, things are pushing for betterment. Introduction of massive open online courses (MOOC) was perhaps the first step of the government to bring in such a reform and test the waters. With the success of MOOC, India is all set to allow nearly 15% universities to offer online degrees. Prakash Javadekar, HRD Minister on wednesday explained that there is a constant need to change. As most of the things in India are going digital, education shouldn’t be left out of its ambit.

 

However, not all that shines is gold. If the reports are to be believed, technical courses like engineering and medicine would be left out of the ambit of online degrees. In addition to that only the universities which have a NAAC accreditation of A+ or more will be allowed to offer such degrees.

 

In a conversation with livemint, the higher education secretary Kewal Kumar Sharma said, “In a month or so, the rules will be finalized. The university grants commission is working on it.”

 

iPleaders went ahead with its research to understand how many university are accredited with NAAC A+ rating, as the total percentage is deemed to be 15%.

However, in any case, the universities will be eligible to offer certificate/diploma courses.

 

Following is a list of universities which will be eligible to offer online degrees as per the HRD Minister:

 

 

 

 

 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya

 

Near Ramakrishna Mission

 

Port Blair

 

744104

A

 

05/11/2016

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

Andhra Pradesh

 

Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management [GITAM] (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Gandhi Nagar Campus, Rushikonda

 

Visakhapatnam

 

530045

A+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 28/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

Acharya Nagarjuna University

 

Nagarjuna Nagar

 

Nagarjuna Nagar

 

522510

A

 

 

 

 

16/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Andhra University

 

Waltair

 

Visakhapatnam

 

530003

A

 

 

 

 

19/02/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University)

 

Green Fields, Dist. Guntur

 

Vaddeswaram

 

522502

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/01/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Tirupati PO

 

Tirupati

 

517507

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam

 

Padmavathi Nagar

 

Tirupati

 

517502

A

 

 

 

 

16/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning

 

Dist. Anantapur

 

Prasanthi Nilayam

 

515134

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/01/2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sri Venkateswara University

 

Neelam Sanjiva Reddi Bhavan, Tirupati

 

Tirupati

 

517502

A+

 

 

 

 

09/06/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research , Guntur District –

 

Vadlamudi

 

Guntur District

 

522213

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arunachal Pradesh – None

Assam

 

Dibrugarh University

 

,

 

Dibrugarh

 

786004

A

 

 

 

 

28/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

Tezpur University

 

Napaam, Sonitpur

 

Tezpur

 

784028

A

 

 

 

 

11/07/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cycle3

 

 

 

 

 

Bihar

Central University of South Bihar

 

BIT Campus, P. O. B. V. College

 

Patna

 

800014

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chanakya National Law University

 

Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur

 

Patna

 

800001

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/03/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chandigarh – None

Chattisgarh

 

Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya

 

Khairagarh

 

Dist. Rajnandgaon

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/09/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University

 

Amanaka, G. E. Road

 

Raipur*

 

492010

A

 

 

 

 

16/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Dadra and Nagar Haveli – None

Daman and Diu – None

Delhi

Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University

 

Lothian Road

 

kashmere Gate

 

110006

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/12/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

 

Sector-16 C, Dwarka

 

Delhi

 

110006

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/10/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)

 

Pusa

 

Delhi

 

110012

A+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

B-21, Qutab Institutional Area

 

New Delhi

 

110016

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/03/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Law Institute (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Bhagwan Das Road

 

Delhi

 

110001

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology

 

Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase-III

 

New Delhi

 

110020

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/05/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

D-1, Vasant Kunj

 

New Delhi

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/07/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University) (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Hamdard Nagar

 

Hamdard Nagar

 

110062

A

 

 

 

 

12/09/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Jamia Millia Islamia

 

Maulana Mohammed Ali Jauhar Marg

 

New Delhi

 

110025

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/03/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

New Mehrauli Road

 

New Delhi

 

110067

A++

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/10/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Law University

 

Sector 14

 

Dwarka

 

110078

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/01/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed to be university)

 

Janakpuri

 

New Delhi

 

110058

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/07/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

B-4

 

New Delhi

 

110016

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/06/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERI University (Deemed University)

 

No. 10, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj

 

New Delhi

 

110070

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23/03/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goa

Goa University

 

P.O. Goa University, Taleigao

 

Panaji*

 

403206

A

 

 

 

 

24/09/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

Gujrat

Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT)

 

CHARUSAT Campus, Changa, Petlad, Changa

 

Anand

 

388421

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

Gujarat Ayurved University

 

Chanakya Bhavan, Opp. B-Division Police Station

 

Jamnagar

 

361008

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

 

Sector 9, Nr. Police Bhavan

 

Gandhinagar

 

382009

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gujarat National Law University

 

Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Coridor, Koba

 

Gandhinagar

 

382007

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/02/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

Gujarat Vidyapith

 

Ashram Road

 

Ahmedabad

 

380014

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University

 

University Road

 

Patan

 

384265

A

 

19/02/2016 Cycle2

 

Nirma University

 

Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway

 

Ahmedabad

 

382481

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

 

Raisan, Gandhinagar

 

Ahmedabad

 

382007

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

Sardar Patel University

 

P. B. No. 10, University Road, Anand

 

Vallabh Vidyanagar

 

388120

A

 

 

 

 

23/01/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3
Sumandeep Vidyapeeth

 

At. & P.O. Pipariya, Tal. Waghodia

 

District Vadodara

 

391760

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

 

Opp. Drug Lab, Fatehganj

 

Vadodara

 

390002

A

 

 

 

 

16/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University

 

Udhna-Magdalla Road

 

Surat

 

395007

 

A

 

 

 

 

22/02/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

Haryana

Central University of Haryana

 

Jant-Pali

 

Mahendragarh

 

123029

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

DEENBANDHU CHHOTU RAM UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

MURTHAL

 

Sonepat

 

131039

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/02/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology

 

 

 

Hisar

 

125001

A

 

 

 

 

10/12/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3
Kurukshetra University

 

,

 

Kurukshetra

 

136119

A+

 

 

 

 

30/10/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

Maharishi Markandeshwar University

 

Village Mullana, Tehsil Barara,

 

Ambala

 

133207

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

Maharshi Dayanand University

 

 

 

Rohtak

 

124001

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/08/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manav Rachna International University

 

Sector-43, Aravali Hills, Delhi-Surajkund Road,

 

Faridabad

 

121001

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O. P. Jindal Global University

 

Sonipat Narela Road, Near Jagdishpur Village

 

Sonipat

 

131001

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/03/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PT. B. D. SHARMA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

 

,

 

Rohtak

 

124001

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22/02/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YMCA University of Science and Technology

 

Sector-6, NH-2

 

Faridabad

 

121006

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/11/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh University

 

Gyan Path Summer Hill

 

Shimla*

 

171005

A

 

 

 

 

05/11/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

Jammu and Kashmir

The University of Kashmir
University Campus, Hazratbal, Srinagar
Kashmir
190006
A 16/09/2011 Cycle2
University of Jammu
Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road
Jammu
180006
A+ 05/11/2016 Cycle3

 

 

Jharkhand – None

Karnataka

 

Bangalore University
Jnana Bharathi
Bangalore*
560056
A 05/11/2016 Cycle3
Christ University
Hosur Road
Bangalore
560029
A 02/12/2016 Cycle1
International Institute of Information Technology (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)
26/C, Electronics City, Hosur Road
Bangalore
A 05/05/2014 Cycle1
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University (JSS University)
Sri Shivarathreeswara Nagar
Mysore
570015
A 08/07/2013 Cycle1
Jain University
34, 1st Cross, (Adjacent to Bengaluru Stock Exchange), J C Road
Bengaluru
560027
A 19/07/2017 Cycle1
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)
Jakkur
Bengaluru
560064
A++ 16/12/2016 Cycle1
Kannada University
Hampi, Vidyaranya, Hospet Taluk
Vidyaranya
583276
A 15/09/2012 Cycle2
Karnatak University
Pavate Nagar
Dharwad
580003
A 10/12/2014 Cycle3
Karnataka State Law University
Navanagar
Hubballi
580025
A 05/11/2016 Cycle1
KLE ACADEMY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (DEEMED-TO-BE-UNIVERSITY U/S 3 OF THE UGC ACT 1956)
BELGAUM PO
Belgaum
590010
A 19/01/2016 Cycle2
Mangalore University
Mangalagangotri
Mangalore
574199
A 05/05/2014 Cycle2
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act)
Madhav Nagar, Manipal
Manipal
576119
A 11/07/2016 Cycle2
Nitte University
University Enclave, Medical Sciences Complex, Deralakatte
Mangalore
575018
A 25/10/2013 Cycle1
Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education
Agalakote, B.H.Road
Tumkur
572107
A 16/11/2015 Cycle1
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)
No. 19, “Eknath Bhavan”, Gavipuram Circle, Kempegowda Nagar
Bangalore
560019
A+ 28/03/2017 Cycle2
University of Mysore
Vishwavidyanilaya Karya Soudha, Crawford Hall, P. B. No. 406
Mysore
570005
A 05/01/2013 Cycle3
Yenepoya University
University Campus, Nithyananda Nagar, Deralakatte
Mangalore
575018
A 16/11/2015 Cycle1
Mahatma Gandhi University
Priyadarsini Hills, Athirampuzha
Kottayam
686560
A 30/10/2017 Cycle3
Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit
Kalady Post
Ernakulam Dist
683574
A 24/09/2014 Cycle1
University of Calicut
Calicut University P. O.
Malappuram
673635
A 16/09/2016 Cycle3
University of Kerala
University Buildings, Palayam
Thiruvananthapuram
695034 

 

 

A 03/03/2015 Cycle2

 

 

Lakshadweep – None

Madhya Pradesh

Atal Bihari Vajpayee – Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)
Morena Link Road
Gwalior
474015
A 10/12/2014 Cycle1
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
Tagore Marg
Indore
452001
A 21/02/2014 Cycle3
Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya
Sagar PO
Sagar
470003
A 25/06/2015 Cycle3
Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology
P. B. No. 1, A. B. Road, Raghogarh
Guna
473226
A 05/11/2016 Cycle1
Jiwaji University
Jiwaji University
Gwalior
474001 
A
03/03/2015 Cycle2
Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of UGC Act 1956)
Shakti Nagar, Mela Road
Gwalior
474002
A++ 28/03/2017 Cycle2
Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya
Chitrakoot
Satna
485334
A 14/09/2015 Cycle1
Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya
Chitrakoot
Satna
485334
A 14/09/2015 Cycle1
Vikram University
Madhav Bhavan, University Road
Ujjain
456010
A 15/11/2015 Cycle2

 

Maharashtra

Bharati Vidyapeeth University (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Bharati Vidyapeeth Bhavan, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Sadashiv Peth

 

Pune

 

411030

A+

 

 

 

 

28/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

D. Y. Patil Education Society (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

# 869, E, Kasaba Bawada

 

Kolhapur

 

416006

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/10/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.Y. Patil University (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Sector 7, Nerul

 

Navi Mumbai

 

400614

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/12/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Sawangi (Meghe)

 

Wardha

 

442004

A+

 

 

 

 

30/10/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Yerwada

 

Pune

 

411006

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/03/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University

 

University Campus

 

Aurangabad

 

431004

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/10/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

846, Shivajinagar, BMCC Road

 

Pune

 

411004

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/03/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 2
Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Training School Complex, Anushaktinagar

 

Mumbai

 

400094

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/05/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 1
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

 

Gen. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (East),

 

Mumbai

 

400065

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/09/2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 2
Institute of Chemical Technology (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga

 

Mumbai

 

400019

A++

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/11/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 1
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

 

Near Dhebewadi Road, Malkapur, Dist. Satara

 

Karad

 

415539

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 1
Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya

 

Gandhi Hills

 

Wardha

 

442005

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/03/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 1
MGM Institute of Health Sciences (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956),

 

Kamothe

 

Navi Mumbai

 

410209

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/02/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 1
North Maharashtra University

 

Post Box No. 80, Umavinagar

 

Jalgaon

 

425001

A

 

 

 

 

01/05/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 3
Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Loni, Rahata

 

Loni

 

413736

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 2
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

 

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Administrative Premises, Ravindranath Tagore Marg

 

Nagpur

 

440001

A

 

 

 

 

10/12/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 3
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University

 

University Campus

 

Amravati

 

444602

A

 

 

 

 

19/01/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Savitribai Phule Pune University

 

Ganeshkhind

 

Pune

 

411007

A+

 

 

 

 

22/02/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Shivaji University

 

Vidyanagar

 

Kolhapur

 

416004

A

 

 

 

 

10/12/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

SHREEMATI NATHIBAI DAMODAR THACKERSEY WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY

 

NO. 1, THACKERSEY ROAD

 

Mumbai

 

400020

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/01/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

V. L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W)

 

Mumbai

 

400056

A+

 

 

 

 

12/09/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University

 

“Dnyanteerth”, Vishnupuri

 

Nanded-Waghala

 

431606

A

 

 

 

 

03/03/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

 

GRAM-LAVALE, TAL-MULSHI

 

Lavale

 

411042

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/01/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba

 

Mumbai

 

400005

A+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

V. N. Purav Marg, Deonar

 

Mumbai

 

400088

A

 

 

 

 

19/02/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

University of Mumbai

 

M. G. Road, Fort

 

Mumbai

 

400032

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/04/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

Manipur

Manipur University

 

Indo Myanmar Road, Canchipur

 

Imphal

 

795003

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

Meghalaya

 

North Eastern Hill University

 

P.O. NEHU Campus, Mawkynroh, Umshing

 

Shillong

 

793022

A

 

 

 

 

09/06/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

Mizoram

Mizoram University

 

Aizawl

 

Aizawl

 

796004

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/02/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

Nagaland – None

Orissa

Berhampur University

 

Bhanja Bihar

 

Berhampur

 

760007

A

 

 

 

 

 

25/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2
Centurion University of Technology and Management

 

Sitapur, Uppalada

 

Parlakhemundi

 

761211

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

 

Patia, P.O. KIIT

 

Bhubaneswar

 

751024

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Institute of Technology

 

 

 

Rourkela

 

769008

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Law University

 

Kathajodi Campus, CDA, Sector-13

 

Cuttack

 

753015

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

Ravenshaw University

 

College Square

 

Cuttack

 

753003

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

Sambalpur University

 

Jyoti Vihar

 

Sambalpur

 

768019

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University

 

Khandagiri Square, P.O-Khandagiri

 

Bhubaneswar

 

751030

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

Utkal University

 

Vani Vihar

 

Bhubaneswar

 

751004

A+

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

Puducherry

Pondicherry University

 

R V Nagar

 

Pondicherry*

 

605014

A

 

 

 

 

30/11/2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth

 

NH 45A, Pondicherry Cuddalore Road, Pillayarkuppam

 

Pondicherry

 

607403

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

Punjab

Central University of Punjab

 

City Campus, Mansa Road, Near Delhi Railway Under-Bridge

 

Bathinda

 

151001

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guru Nanak Dev University

 

 

 

Amritsar

 

143005

A

 

 

 

 

10/12/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

Panjab University

 

Sector – 14

 

Chandigarh*

 

160014

A

 

 

 

 

25/06/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Punjabi University

 

Rajpura Road

 

Patiala

 

147002

A

 

 

 

 

19/02/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

 

Sidhuwal, Bhadson Road

 

Patiala

 

147001

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/05/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University

 

Thapar Technology Campus, Bhadson Road

 

Patiala

 

147004

A

 

 

 

 

25/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

 

Rajasthan

Banasthali Vidyapith

 

(Deemed University)

 

Tonk

 

304022

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/11/2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Vidya Vihar

 

Pilani

 

333031

A

 

 

 

 

16/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3
Central University of Rajasthan

 

Village Bandarsindari, NH-8, Kishangarh

 

Ajmer

 

305817

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1
Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed to be University)

 

Ladnun

 

Ladnun

 

341306

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/08/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth

 

Airport Road, Pratap Nagar

 

Udaipur

 

313001

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

Mohanlal Sukhadia University

 

No data

 

Udaipur

 

313001

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/05/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

Suresh Gyan Vihar University

 

Mahal, Jagatpura

 

Jaipur

 

302017

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

The LNM Institute of Information Technology (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)

 

Rupa Ki Nangal, Post Sumel , Via Jamdoli

 

Jaipur

 

302031

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Rajasthan

 

Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg

 

Jaipur

 

302004

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/03/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sikkim – None

Tamil Nadu

Alagappa University

 

Alagappapuram, Sivaganga

 

Karaikudi

 

630003

A+

 

 

 

 

02/05/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Amritanagar P.O., Ettimadai

 

Coimbatore

 

641105

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/09/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna University

 

Chennai

 

Chennai

 

600025

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/09/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annamalai University

 

Annmalainagar

 

Annamalainagar

 

608002

A

 

 

 

 

10/12/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

AVINASHILINGAM INSTITUTE OF HOME SCIENCE AND HIGHE

 

BHARATHI PARK ROAD

 

Coimbatore

 

641043

A

 

 

 

 

08/07/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science & Technology (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Seethakathi Estate, G.S.T. Road, Vandalur

 

Chennai

 

600048

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/05/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER)

 

No. 173, Agharam Main road, Selaiyur, Tambaram

 

Chennai

 

600073

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bharathiar University

 

Maruthamalai Main Road

 

Coimbatore

 

641046

A

 

 

 

 

29/03/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Bharathidasan University

 

Palkalaiperur

 

Tiruchirappalli

 

620024

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/09/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chennai Mathematical Institute (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act)

 

H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri, Kelambakkam

 

Chennai

 

603103

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

Chettinad Academy of Research & Education

 

Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam, District Kancheepuram

 

Kelambakkam

 

603103

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. M G R Educational and Research Institute

 

Periyar EVR High Road, NH-4, Maduravoyal

 

Chennai

 

600095

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)

 

Gandhigram

 

Gandhigram

 

624302

A

 

 

 

 

16/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956) *

 

Post Box No. 1, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR), Padur, Via Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram

 

Chennai

 

603103

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/09/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education

 

Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil, Srivilliputtur (tk)

 

Krishnankoil

 

626190

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

Madurai Kamaraj University

 

Palkalai Nagar

 

Madurai

 

625021

A

 

 

 

 

10/07/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3
Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education

 

Kumaracoil,Kanyakumari District

 

Thuckalay

 

629180

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

Periyar University

 

Periyar Palkalai Nagar

 

Salem

 

636011

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/05/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Salai

 

Chennai

 

600119

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/09/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Salai

 

Chennai

 

600119

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/09/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Salai

 

Chennai

 

600119

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/09/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Enathur

 

Kanchipuram

 

631561

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/06/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

Sri Ramachandra University (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Porur

 

Chennai

 

600116

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/09/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

SRM Institute of Science & Technology (SRM IST)

 

SRM Nagar, Kancheepuram District

 

Kattankulathur

 

603203

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/01/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

University of Madras

 

Chepauk Campus

 

Chennai*

 

600005

A

 

 

 

 

05/05/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology

 

No.42, Avadi Vel Tech Road, Avadi

 

Chennai

 

600062

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

Vellore Institute of Technology (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Katpadi, Thiruvalam Road

 

Vellore

 

632014

A

 

 

 

 

03/03/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

 

Telengana

 

International Institute of Information Technology (Deemed-to-be-University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Gachibowli

 

Hyderabad

 

500032

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/05/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad

 

Kukatapally Campus

 

Hyderabad

 

500072

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/09/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kakatiya University

 

Vidyaranyapuri, Hanamkonda

 

Warangal

 

506009

A

 

 

 

 

12/09/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

Maulana Azad National Urdu University

 

Gachibowli

 

Hyderabad

 

500032

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

NALSAR University of Law

 

Justice City, Shameerpet, R. R. District

 

Hyderabad

 

500101

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17/03/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

Osmania University

 

Jam-I-Osmania

 

Hyderabad

 

500007

A+

 

 

 

 

12/09/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

The English and Foreign Languages University

 

Osmania University Campus

 

Hyderabad

 

500007

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/05/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956)

 

Donthanapalli, Shankarpalli Road

 

Hyderabad

 

500082

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/06/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Hyderabad

 

 

 

Hyderabad*

 

500046

A

 

 

 

 

21/02/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tripura – None

Uttar Pradesh

 

Aligarh Muslim University

 

No Data

 

Aligarh

 

202002

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/03/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amity University

 

E-2 Block, Sector-125, Gautam Buddha Nagar

 

Noida

 

201303

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/04/2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University

 

Vidya Vihar, Rae Bareli Road

 

Lucknow

 

226025

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/05/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banaras Hindu University

 

Varanasi PO

 

Varanasi

 

221005

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/03/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

GLA University

 

17 KM Stone, NH 2, Mathura Delhi Road, Chaumuhan

 

Mathura

 

281406

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/03/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)

 

Dayalbagh

 

Agra

 

282005

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/10/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

King George Medical University

 

Shahmina Road, Chowk

 

Lucknow

 

226003

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/05/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences (Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute) (Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)

 

Allahabad

 

Allahabad

 

211007

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

25/10/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

Sampurnanand Sanskrit University

 

Jagatganj

 

Varanasi

 

221002

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/12/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

Swami Vivekanand Subharti University

 

Subhartipuram, NH 58, Delhi-Haridwar Bypass Road

 

Meerut

 

250005

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/11/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

 

 

Uttarakhand

 

GRAPHIC ERA UNIVERSITY

 

566/6, BELL ROAD, CLEMENT TOWN

 

Dehradun

 

248002

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya

 

P.O. Gurukula Kangri

 

Haridwar

 

249404

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University

 

Badrinath Road, Srinagar – Garhwal

 

Srinagar (Garhwal)

 

246174

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/03/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1
Kumaun University

 

Sleepy Hollow

 

Nainital

 

263001

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/02/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cycle2

 

 

 

 

West Bengal

Jadavpur University 

Kolkata

 

Kolkata

 

700032

A

 

 

 

 

4/09/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

Presidency University

 

86/1, College Street

 

Kolkata

 

700073

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle1

 

 

 

Rabindra Bharati University

 

56A, Barrackpore Trunk Road

 

Kolkata

 

700050

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

19/02/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle2

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Burdwan

 

Rajbati

 

Burdwan

 

713104

A

 

 

 

 

05/11/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

University of Calcutta

 

87/1, College Street

 

Kolkata

 

700073

A

 

 

 

 

23/01/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

University of Kalyani

 

Kalyani

 

Kalyani

 

741235

A

 

 

 

 

16/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

 

University of North Bengal

 

Raja Rammohunpur, Siliguri

 

Monoharpur

 

734430

A

 

 

 

 

02/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle3

 

 

 

What are the biggest challenges that Universities face while starting online courses?

Online education has ensured that learning is no more restricted to age, location or physical presence. It can be availed anytime, anywhere. This new age technology and availability of world wide web have made online education a more preferred option, especially for those seeking specialization or further higher education. According to Technavio’s market research analyst prediction, the online education market is growing at a CAGR of 19%. The preference of online education is particularly high in India. For example, 1.3 million out of 18 million of the users of Coursera, world’s largest online education provider, is from India. India has the distinction of being the country with the 2nd biggest number of online learners in the world, right after the USA, despite Indian government so far restricting Indian universities and colleges from offering online degrees, and not recognizing online education, which greatly impedes its adoption by Indian learners and professionals.

Online education has especially opened a new door for learning for working professionals, businessmen and housewives who could not access normal college or university education due to restrictions of their profession or work. However, they can easily spend a few hours a day at a time of their convenience learning from a mobile phone or computer. Even the people who live in a village or inaccessible areas of India can now access online courses offered by top teachers across the world. The cost can also be significantly lower than regular courses. This is the magic of online education. This could be a revolution in a country like India!

No wonder, despite all odds, Indians have been embracing online education like no other country through the academic powers-that-be continue to frown and balk at online courses.  We had a wide variety of experiences while working with universities who launched or intended to launch online courses. Let us share from our experience what are the biggest challenges that universities face when they attempt to launch, or actually launch online courses.

Indian government has finally woken up to the need for online education

“15% of the universities will be eligible to offer online courses in India” recently said the HRD minister, Prakash Javadekar. This is a major shift in government policy. Earlier, the government didn’t allow Indian universities to offer online degree courses even when global giants like Harvard and Oxford jumped onto the online degree bandwagon.

Nevertheless, many conventional universities are not very pleased with the idea of online education. They have their own doubts and skepticisms. It is very understandable and natural, as online education demands a paradigm shift from the methodology and pedagogy universities have been following for many decades. In India especially, any new reforms take a while to be implemented.

However, new technology waits for nobody. Online education is certainly an idea whose time has come. As of 2018, online education is a threat of a tide of changes that would potentially wash away many of the universities and the old way of doing things. Universities will have to reinvent themselves to survive this challenge or become irrelevant. The changing stance of the government is only going to accelerate the inevitable. The fear and in some cases, disbelief, is palpable.

Indian education sector has just experienced the shocking power of market forces that swept away hundreds of engineering and management colleges and destroyed investments worth thousands of crores. The new force of online education is not only mysterious and powerful but certainly does not bring good news for one and all in the education sector. Who will be left standing when the full game would have played out?

We firmly believe that online education will rapidly grow in the higher education sector. It will not only take away students from many traditional classroom courses but also add new learners who would have never made it to the classroom. All universities, therefore, would be forced to start online courses or suffer for failing to do so.

If we go by that assumption, the next question is how should the universities plan to go about this new digital transformation of higher education? In this article, we will cover the biggest challenges that Indian universities will face when they try to launch courses online.

1# Coping up with Dynamic and Rapid Changes in Technology

As per Gartner, more than 20.8 billion connected devices will be in the market by 2020. This will give the opportunity to billions of students, professionals, and anybody who wants to learn anything to get access to world-class education. With global investors investing billions in edtech companies, the landscape of higher education is changing rapidly. Things like simple text-based and simple audio-visual learning technology have become obsolete and are constantly being replaced with more cognitive and customer focussed technology like mobile applications, microlearning, AI-driven learning, online exam technology etc and the changes are becoming more rapid and unpredictable. Every new technology makes it easier, simpler, faster, more entertaining to learn – rendering previous technology obsolete and redundant.

Universities, whether in India and abroad, are rarely great with either developing or tracking and adopting the very best technology. It is easy to get waylaid into the wrong territory, invest in the wrong technology, and be left with obsolete codes. This is why even Harvard and Oxford, with a massive amount of resources, do not develop their own technology but partner with edtech companies like Coursera and EdX.

In India, some universities have tried to develop their own technology and miserably failed. There are others who go with generic technology developers such as TCS and other enterprise software developers who claim they can build e-learning software. In reality, these companies are way too behind the curve. The best idea will be for universities to go with specialized education technology platforms that have gained good traction. You should even use it yourself and see if it is user-friendly. Get feedback from students as well. If your students like that platform, it is probably good.

Launching an online course does not just require technological investment, but it also requires a lot of other investments in the form of infrastructure, time, human resource and energy. Universities are good at creating and imparting knowledge, but the tech is best left to the experts who are specialized in it.

Here are the major areas where good tech will make a difference for world class online courses:

  • Learning management system
  • High-quality encryption that prevents copying or unauthorized download of content
  • Student management system
  • Online exam and automated invigilation software
  • Email and marketing automation software
  • Sales automation and lead tracking software

What is a better option?

In countries like the US, where edtech is an extremely expanding industry, India is not left exactly far behind. With various startups now venturing into the online education system, finding a correct technology and content digitization partner is no big deal. Startups like iPleaders have been doing great in this area for the past 7 years, with collaboration from premier law schools like NUJS. There are a number of ways in which your university can partner with startups like these for conducting webinars, content developing and digitizing, and course collaborations. These startups are generally at par with international technology standards and can help your course come a long way.

2# Abundance of free content on the internet

There is an abundance of free content on the internet. There is Wikipedia, Google, and millions of tutorials on youtube. There are blogs and white papers and academic journals that are available publicly. Knowledge is unlimited, accessible, and free for anyone who wants to access and learn.

A question thus arises, “why would anyone wish to pay for courses when there is free content available online to learn?” The reason for it is same as “why would anyone opt for a school/college when there are books available?”

As much as the internet is swamped with wisdom from all ages and around the world, it also has an equal proportion of fake news, withered, unnecessary and unsystematic information and a lot of distraction. Separating the grain from the chaff has become harder over the years as the internet continues to explode with information.  Online courses are designed to not just provide information or reading material alone. They are about specific teaching aimed at a certain outcome and skill development.

Good online courses streamline the vast information available and guide you through a learning process. The information being available really does not lead to learning. There is a process through expertise can be developed. This is where online courses have a role to play. Plus, you are tested and monitored over a period, and you can track your own learning like never before thanks to high technology.

However, this is very difficult to achieve in reality. Online courses are really competing with everything from Wikipedia to educational channels on youtube. To succeed, it has to continuously evolve, and provide a lot of value than just content.

Here are some ideas to explore:

    • Can you provide a community or space where discussions, brainstorming, and arguments can take place?

      Yes, this is becoming a critical part of online education. In iPleaders courses, for example, while reading the textual material, one can start a discussion anywhere within the text, thanks to technology. People who read the same material later can benefit from these comments, and leave their own comments. There are moderators who ensure that unnecessary or irrelevant comments are kept out. There are also slack channels or Whatsapp groups where much discussions, information sharing, clarification of doubts and even arguments over academic issues take place. There are also webinars where people participate and raise questions. We must encourage this in any form of online learning.

    • Give the students an opportunity to produce publishable work as part of the course.

      If it is a technology class, let them make something and put it online. Maybe run a Kickstarter campaign around it if it has enough fizz. If it is an online law course, like most of the iPleaders courses, we can have the students organize an online moot court competition. We ask our students to write articles that they can publish anywhere, and we even allow them to publish the good ones on blog.iPleaders.in. What if you introduce a policy for your online courses that published work gets full marks no matter what.

 

  • Provide a recruitment interface.

    Yes, just like you have to provide recruitment support for your offline students, you need to do the same for online students as well. However, the way you do it differs a lot. From the beginning of our online courses, we made it a point to provide some sort of recruitment support and it worked beautifully.

 

  • Organize physical meetups.

    This is very powerful. Online courses should lead to powerful online communities, which work as the backbone of further growth of your online course. Promoting and facilitating physical meetups is a wonderful idea. Consider calling your best students, mentors, faculties in one place and facilitate them.

The numbers in India are in favor of online courses

As per a survey by Times of India, “82 percent Indians agreed that online courses provide benefit for career advancement and 76 percent for educational advancement benefit. 91 percent of Indians saw different benefits as against the global average of 88 percent and 68 percent. 30 percent more Indian learners are likely to take admissions in these kinds of academic programmes, highest as compared to other countries.”

This necessarily means if you can develop a course that really adds value to the students and provide quality education, it is on its way to success.

3# Mindset of University Staff and Faculty Members

Your university might boast of excellent staff and faculties. They must be extremely passionate about what they do and bring laurels to the university. Their support and dedication must have made what your university is today. However, when it comes to online education, they might completely crash and burn. Online education is a very different ballgame in many ways when compared to traditional classroom education, and what works in classroom rarely works online. It is an entirely different skill set, and more importantly, it requires a very different mindset to run a successful online course. Most people who have been working at universities for years completely fail to grasp how online courses are to be run despite so much experience in the education sector.

If you look at various reports by Washington Post, Techcrunch, UniversityWorldNews, and a bunch of other reports, most faculties all around the globe seem to hate the concept of online education.  As per Techcrunch, 72% of professors believe that the students should not even be credited to get official college credit, even if they performed well. There can be three basic reasons for that.

  1. A radical shift in classroom vs. online teaching

Most of the faculties are so well acquainted and comfortable with the classroom teaching approach that they almost refuse to adapt to anything new. Their comfort levels and principles act as a major roadblock to any change. They feel that online education will tamper or ruin pedagogy and won’t benefit the students at all. They fear that the lack of face to face interaction, or human involvement might also lead to social reclusion of the student.

More importantly, though, the fact is that they are completely unequipped to teach online. They have no idea what will work, and it is often a fear of change and general inertia about something radical like online education paralyzes them from doing the required experimentation and learning. It is like asking an accomplished guitar player to start with drums.

Interestingly, famous professors rarely make great online teachers. Usually, the online teachers are a different breed altogether.

  1. You have to compete at a global level with other online courses

While a faculty of any university might teach whatever they like in the class and get away with it. Even if you are mediocre in a mediocre university, it is hardly a problem. You can still have your class, your job and students will line up to get an education. This is not how it works with online classes.

Instead of 20, 50 or 100 students, your class can become a massive thousand of students. Because there is no problem in accomodating a large number of students in an online class, students do not have to opt for a sub-par class. All of them can go for the best. This means that every course is competing at the global level with the world’s best courses.

That is very difficult for most faculty to digest, or deal with. Being the best in the world is not everyone’s cup of tea.

Moreover, unlike the conventional classroom, the success rate of the course is now solely dependent on them, which means, they are more accountable than ever. While this is leading to the creation of a generation of superstar teachers who become famous, there are others who would not make the cut.

In the world of online education, you need a very different breed of teachers.

  1. Overburdening, absence or unwillingness to work.

Given the already hectic schedule of most academics, no one wants to take up the extra and daunting responsibility of creating, launching and running online courses. An online course comes with a lot more responsibility than to just create content. It includes moderation, mentorship, continuous support and test conducting at the appropriate time, which is no mean task. Universities have to either hire online education experts in-house or outsource some of the work to companies like iPleaders.

Most of the universities often find it difficult to develop highly specialized world-class courses.  It is a very new thing. Even the university staff is used to catering to the captive body of students rather than thousands of online students who expect top notch customer service and no bureaucracy. These online students are ready to write terrible reviews online if they are not satisfied with the course, which becomes an added reputation management burden on the university. Hence, the decision to launch online courses should not be taken lightly.

4# Acquisition, retention, and management of customers

Established Indian universities are amongst those few in today’s world who do not believe in the concept of customer service. How can students be customers? They are just students. Who are lucky to study at our institutions and must accept the way we function if they want the privilege of studying here. This worked very well in hallowed halls of learning – but in the online world, this does not work at all.

Online education is a very different world, where the students are the king. They have many options to choose from. Hence, just like other online service providers and e-commerce stores, online education providers also must scramble to provide great customer experience, no matter how distasteful they find it, and how much they think that it is selling out.

Online education thrives on marketing and advertising. Even the IIMs have to advertise online when they offer online education courses. Online education platforms heavily invest in social media promotion, content marketing, sales teams, quality control, customer service teams, and state of the art software in order to align the organization towards giving the customers a great experience. Most academicians, in the meanwhile, will refuse to call the student a customer, forget considering that they have to serve the customer.

While the private universities in India spare no opportunity to advertise themselves, most of the state and autonomous universities run just on their brand value. Especially the engineering, management, law, and medicine – central and state universities do not need any advertising as there exists a common notion that a government college is any day better than any private university. They do not have to struggle to get students, students line up themselves. However, online education is different. It can require orchestrated selling efforts even in launched by the most famous university because the economics is very different here.

Managing the students is also a big challenge. Universities are used to having a few students in the class. When they have thousands of online students, they have no idea as to how they can manage even the phone calls that pour in before every exam, submission or important date. It is indeed a challenge to master simply because universities never deal with the scale that they face when they launch online courses. It is good news for coffers, but only as long as the administrators figure out what to do.

5# Legal uncertainty in India

India is still trying to evolve its legal framework of online education. Earlier, there was a lot of confusion regarding the validity of online education and its certification as the University Grants Commission refused to recognize online courses. Online education in India was covered in the clouds of uncertainty until last year when a lot of UGC members went on record to state that such educational programmes will have no validity. This also led to a lot of chaos for various universities which either backed off from conducting an online course or discarded plans of launching courses that were in the making.

Nonetheless, UGC in 2017 has come up with UGC (Online Education) Guidelines, 2017 which would allow students to obtain degrees accredited by the UGC. This would lead to a sudden boost for online education market as the students will see this courses as more credible and trustworthy. This would also open up doors for various universities to enter the market and be on par with other countries which are already setting new standards for online education globally.

The challenges to online education are rather easy to solve if the intention is at the right place. However, the greater challenge and mission is to make higher education available to everybody in India. India does not lack talent. However, stale classroom teaching has ruined many generations of the student. World class online courses could change that for once and all.  

There is a void in the education sector for specialized and skill-based knowledge delivery which needs to be filled at the earliest. The most convenient and easy way to achieve it is through online education. Once the universities agree to step out their comfort zone and really embrace online education, there will be magic in terms of higher education that will be finally available for the people of India who live in small towns and villages. This has the power to change every facet of this country on every front. India could certainly emerge as a global superpower in online education.

Let the online education revolution begin.