UGC warns Universities to Stop offering Engineering courses through Distance Learning mode. Only MBA and MCA can be provided through Distance learning no other professional courses in engineering and technology can be offered.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date of admission for all programs under the common prospectus till December 31, 2014. IGNOU also announced that those taking admission during this extended period will require paying a late fee in addition to the regular admission fee.
The candidates eagerly waited for several months for a response from the SSSB. After the Board failed to come up with a valid response, five out of the total of 200 candidates moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court on July 02, 2014.
“The University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed that a university established or incorporated by or under a state act shall operate and function only within the territorial jurisdiction defined under its act and in no case beyond the territory of its location,” said the minister.