The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will now conduct re-examination for the engineering students whose degrees have been suspended by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The AICTE degrees awarded to students of four deemed universities, in particular, were suspended by the UGC can now be regained. The AICTE is again conducting exams for the engineering students so that they can re-appear in the test and get the valid degrees from the council.
AICTE conducts re-examination for suspended engineering degree holders
The registration for reexamination has begun by AICTE and UGC. All the students who are enrolled in the deemed-to-be universities from 2001 to 2005 and degree and diploma holders in engineering via distance learning can register and appear for the paper. The registration of the candidates with AICTE to re-appear for the test will continue until January 15 and it will be done online only. The entrance exam will be conducted next year in the month of May and June but till then the degree of the candidates will remain suspended.
JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan, Allahabad Agricultural Institute (AAI), Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Tamil Nadu, (VMRF) and Advanced Studies in Education, Rajasthan (IASE) are four deemed-to-be universities in India whose awarded degrees of engineering are suspended by the UGC following the guidelines of the Supreme Court. These four institutes were conducting engineering course via distance learning mode with no necessary approvals from either AICTE or UGC.
However, there is a good news for the engineering students whose degrees have been suspended that the universities they were enrolled to, are directed to return the tuition fee to the students along with their other expenses.
Reason behind suspending engineering degree given by AICTE
The engineering degrees of the students were suspended by the Supreme Court in the wake of restraining all the to-be-deemed universities across India. The Supreme Court has directed all the engineering institutes under the affiliation of AICTE to restrain from conducting any examination or awarding of degrees/ diplomas to the students until and unless they are permitted by the regulatory authorities or the concerned statutory to do so via distance learning mode in the academic year 2018-19 and onwards.