Stepping Up!

JU News Desk
Published: March 2019

JAIN offers an ideal environment for students to excel in their chosen fields. The University continues to raise the bar higher with each passing year and it was no different in 2018. While in the previous year the University was accorded ‘A’ grade by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) and a four star rating by the Karnataka State Universities Ratings Framework (KSURF), Govt. of Karnataka, 2018 brought cheer with graded autonomy and the launch of Open Distance Learning (ODL).

Jain (Deemed-to-be University) gets Graded Autonomy

JAIN was conferred the status of Graded Autonomy by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as it continues to chart its march forward. The notification came at a media briefing by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India at New Delhi.

The process of providing graded autonomy to universities is being seen as a step towards strengthening the link between autonomy and high quality.

The autonomy will provide educational institutions a scope for a much wider role in the overall development of learning and research. The announcement of graded autonomy comes on the heels of accreditations and recognitions gained by the University in the year 2017.

With the grant of Graded Autonomy, JAIN now has the freedom to start new courses, off shore campuses, skill development courses, research parks and many other academic initiatives. The University can also appoint foreign faculty, enter into academic collaborations and run open distance learning programmes.

Jain (Deemed-to-be University) launches its Premium Open Distance Learning (ODL) Programmes

JAIN launched its premium ODL programmes for students and working professionals in Karnataka in 2018 after it was granted Graded Autonomy by the UGC in March earlier this year. The ODL programmes will facilitate access to good quality education for a large number of heterogeneous learners through innovative course design and upskilling courses. JAIN is the first private university in Karnataka to have launched degree, diploma, postgraduate diploma and executive programmes in the ODL mode.

The course designers have leveraged multimedia platforms to include videolectures, audio books, text-based study materials and animated content, created by veteran professors and industry experts.

In the first phase, the University is launching 10 Degree programmes, 9 PG Diploma Programmes and several other Certification and Diploma programmes. The University has also launched a dedicated mobile app for its ODL programme, making m-learning a reality.