1. Deemed universities ban: Big relief for students, here is how to make cancelled degrees valid

Deemed universities ban: Big relief for students, here is how to make cancelled degrees valid

To protect the interests of hundreds of students who are affected by Supreme Courts' decision that suspended engineering degrees secured via correspondence since 2001 from certain deemed universities, the Union HRD ministry has called a meeting of the UGC today.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 6, 2017 11:58 AM
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To protect the interests of hundreds of students who are affected by Supreme Courts’ decision that suspended engineering degrees secured via correspondence since 2001 from certain deemed universities, the Union HRD ministry has called a meeting of the University Grants Commission (UGC) today. It is learnt that the country’s apex technical education regulator AICTE is considering to conduct an aptitude test for students who received degrees between 2001 and 2005 via distance mode so that they are not affected by the SC ruling. If the students clear this GATE-like test their degrees will remain valid, as per Hindustan Time report.

A senior AICTE official has said, “We are examining the court order and may consider a GATE-like exam for which modalities will be worked out.” According to the rules of the AICTE, engineering degrees cannot be offered through distance education mode. In its Open and Distance Learning Regulations, 2017, the UGC has laid down the minimum standards of instruction for the grant of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, the HT report said.

On Friday the Supreme Court has barred all deemed universities across the country from continuing any distance learning courses from the 2018-19 without prior approval of the regulatory authorities. JRN Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth University, Udaipur; Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation, Salem, Tamil Nadu; IASE Deemed University, Rajasthan have been conducting distance education programmes without any approval. The apex court has also ordered a CBI probe into granting of retrospective approvals to the four universities. These universities have been directed by the court to return the tuition fee and other expenditure incurred by the students to attain the degree. The degrees of students from these institutions too were cancelled.

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    Avinash
    Nov 14, 2017 at 7:56 pm
    How about BITS Pilani M.Tech Distance learning mode? can anyone has an answer to it??
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    1. sl ganesh P
      Nov 8, 2017 at 9:57 pm
      what is the situation, whoever completed polytechnic diploma courses/B.tech from theses universities and they went for higher educations M.tech/M.B.A and B.tech courses in other universities ? Now, they will cancel higher educations also .....?
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      1. sl ganesh P
        Nov 8, 2017 at 9:26 pm
        who was sleeping for this long??? And why should the guys who studies and got employed suffer for someone''s mistakes? Is this justice???
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        1. sl ganesh P
          Nov 8, 2017 at 9:24 pm
          This is just mad descion, universities should be punished and not the one who passed from them. Supreme court has any moral values ??
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          1. sl ganesh P
            Nov 8, 2017 at 9:23 pm
            What about AMIE and many other membership which are done by distance education and are considered being equivalent to engineering degree? What about those taking courses online?
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              Naved Quraishi
              Nov 7, 2017 at 5:22 pm
              the decision is absolutely correct, AICTE has informed from time to time not to pursue the technical education through the distance mode as it is not recognized by the body, if still people enrol for the same, it is their fault, but still the supreme court is fair enough with them to allow, the degrees awarded before 2005 to re appear for the exam and funds to be refunded for the degrees awarded after 2005
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                pawan
                Nov 8, 2017 at 4:41 pm
                if you think so than why govt. or aicte ban these university and if both govt. or any govt. lobby like AICTE , UGC, DEC etc. fail to do so than what is the fault of students and why they suffer if govt. or SC do his work properly than no situation arise like that. it is the totally blind and unfair decision and due to that thousands of family may be affected. Mr. you are not the victim so you are saying that..... shameful decision by Supreme Court.
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                A victim
                Nov 6, 2017 at 9:23 pm
                Yh right " A big relief ". How are they expecting the students to remember all the subjects after 12 years.
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                1. sl ganesh P
                  Nov 8, 2017 at 9:23 pm
                  who was sleeping for this long??? And why should the guys who studies and got employed suffer for someone''s mistakes? Is this justice???
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