UGC Suspends Distant Engineering Degrees, More Than 1.5 Lac Students Affected | Here’s Why

University Grants Commission as a regulating authority for higher education courses has recently suspended distant engineering degrees of four colleges in India. Suspending the degree courses in engineering imparted via distant education for flouting UGC & AICTE norms, the Commission has cancelled the degrees of the students pursuing engineering of these colleges under UGC. The ripple effect of the same reaching out to more than 1.5 lac candidates who have been affected with such a sudden move of UGC in suspending their engineering degrees via distant learning, here’s what the entire story is of UGC suspending & cancelling distant engineering degrees is all about. Read on to know the details here.

UGC Suspends Distant Engineering Degrees | Check Details & Know Why

Suspending engineering degrees of students studying in the following colleges JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), Rajasthan,  Allahabad Agricultural Institute (AAI) and Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Tamil Nadu imparting distant learning programmes in engineering, would no longer be able to use their degrees obtained from these colleges. Releasing an official notification with immediate effect, University Grants Commission has taken the stringent action as a consequence of these colleges openly flouting the AICTE norms which is the affiliating authority for engineering colleges in India.

The aforesaid four engineering colleges added some engineering courses and disciplines for which degrees through distant learning, never did get the courses approved from the same. Now, these colleges can not continue their academic session commencing from 2018-19 for engineering courses unless regulating authorities’ permission & approval is sought prior.

UGC Cancels Engineering Degrees of more than 1.5 Lac Students | Here’s How They Are Affected

Students studying or graduated from engineering programmes from these colleges would no longer be able to obtain their degrees as per UGCs latest guidelines. Also, not merely holding back or temporarily suspending the degrees would have sufficed, the jobs that these candidates who have pursued distant education in engineering has been cancelled by UGC. In order to validate their degrees and re-affirm their intellect gained in engineering under the guidance of distant learning courses from the colleges, UGC has given an option to these students to appear for a competitive test based on GATE exam.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a highly prestigious test that tests the candidates’ engineering intellect based on a fixed pattern on the lines of which this UGC test shall be designed to allow candidates a chance to validate their degrees and reinstate their jobs acquired n the basis of these. Further, candidates shall be allowed only two chances to clear this test post which they would lose their degrees forever.

Source : IndiaToday


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