After the UGC notice came from the government stating that the engineering degree through distance education will be suspended, the chaos among many engineers prevailed. As per the sources and the media reports approximately 30,000 engineers are on the verge of losing their engineering degree as well as the hold over their career. Last week the news came out of UGC that the engineering degrees issued by JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Allahabad Agricultural Institute (AAI), Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (Tamil Nadu) as well as Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) in Rajasthan through long distance will be suspended.
30,000 Engineers to Appear in Exam to Retain their Engineering Degree Said UGC
In the light of the order passed by the apex court last month, UGC has undertaken the decision of suspending the engineering degrees issued by the distance education from various institutes. Also, the order passed by the Apex Court restrained any college or university to continue the distance education learning courses from next year all across the country. The education department of the country has been continuously trying to improve the education infrastructure and in respect to the vision of providing excellent education system, the decision of suspending the distant education engineering degrees has been taken down by UGC.
As per the decision, UGC has called 30,000 engineers falling in the wind of the decision to appear in the exam to ensure the value of their engineering degree. As of now only four of the colleges and universities have been marked by the Supreme court, but the number is expected to increase. All the engineers who got their degree from JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Allahabad Agricultural Institute (AAI), Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (Tamil Nadu) or Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) in Rajasthan are called in for registration for the exam that UGC has set to enable them to validate their engineering degree.
The last date for registering for the exam is 15th January 2018 as declared by UGC. UGC also claims that this is the one and only chance for all those 30,000 engineers to validate their existing engineering degrees. All the marked colleges and universities are also instructed to return the tuition fee and other expenditures made by the students for distance education.
Source – TimesNowNews