DL in India

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, May 15, 2014.

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  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    You could be right, probably so but it's still hard to invest in an organization that operates in this manner. I'd feel differently if I knew of even one person who has gone through this process with MKU but despite talking about this for several years I've never heard of even one. At least with UNISA you have a website where the process is clearly delineated and even if it is multi-stepped and sometimes slow you can see results if you follow the specified steps and we have multiple members who have navigated that system successfully.
     
  2. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    I was pretty close to enrolling at Amity University, and then I came across this.

    Ever been tempted to take up an online degree course offered by a university in India? Those who have been taken in by advertisements of such courses in newspapers should be careful because education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) does not recognise any course offered solely through the online mode.

    Beware! That online degree may not be valid in India | india | Hindustan Times
     
  3. msganti

    msganti Active Member

    This article is dated Apr 14th, 2015. Kizmet's previous post refers to an article that's more current
    Now, distance-learning degrees and diplomas valid for govt jobs

    Further, refer to these UGC DEB Publications for which universities are approved to offer DL courses (and which are not):
    http://www.ugc.ac.in/deb/pdf/List%20of%20UniversitiesInstitutes%20recognized%20for%202015-16.pdf
    http://www.ugc.ac.in/deb/pdf/Final_list_for_website_2014-15.pdf
     
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  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Here's another story on a related topic, a "state" university that's not allowed to grant degrees to people outside a specific state in India. I guess it's like if I lived in Rhode Island and couldn't get a degree from UMass online.

    Govt College FDDI Dupes Students With Fake Degrees

    In other news . . . India has a Footwear degree online.
     
  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  6. msganti

    msganti Active Member

    It's so unfortunate that the High-court giving out such idiotic judgement. If I had any powers, I'd bar those stupid judges from the court forever.

    UGC - the apex body in terms of University regulations and accreditation, has made it clear that DL degrees be accepted at par as regular degrees. If a court is challenging their decision, I treat this as total lack of coordination among government bodies.
     
  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I know so little about this that I probably shouldn't even speculate, but . . .

    It seems like maybe it's a state thing. The rules differ according to which state you're in. That's not too bad because we get that here in the US around issues of same sex marriage or even legal drinking age. But then there's this giant national IGNOU to take into consideration because they offer all sorts of degrees to anyone in the country, regardless of which state they're in. This whole "higher court" thing could, in the end, just be one guy who doesn't like online degrees.
     
  8. Kizmet

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  9. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    The name of the court (Punjab and Haryana high court) makes me think that it's roughly equivalent to a Federal Circuit Court in the US, meaning it's not the final word.

    Regardless, the ruling is unfortunate, and is certainly a blow to marketing Indian DL programs abroad, which is a real shame.
     
  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    I consulted a lawyer friend there, and this is correct. It's unlikely to go higher, though.

    Indian universities that offer distance learning seem to have a healthy habit of disregarding ignorant government decisions. Hopefully this one will be no exception.
     
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

  12. Kizmet

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  18. msganti

    msganti Active Member

    KSOU tried some innovative degrees and approaches. I am so dismayed at the adamant and backward nature of UGC, IGNOU and their associated junk bodies.

    I was shocked to learn that AIU (Association of Indian Universities - another boot licker of UGC) says - degrees earned from foreign colleges (including RA colleges in USA) through online/virtual mode WILL NOT BE EVALUATED. What a shame!!!
     
  19. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I guess Vlurn may have bitten the bullet. 2 years later - no working website.
    Too bad. I loved the name - so odd. A victim of Indian Establishment anti-distance bias, maybe. We may never know for sure. "Vlurn while you Earn" will never see the light of day. :sad:

    J.
     
  20. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Oh great! Full steam backwards! Hey, progress is only measured forwards, guys!

    J.
     

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