Best institute for part time/ distance PhD in India

PhD is a very niche subject. It is not just about tag, it is about doing empirical research which will be useful for business and the society at large. Unfortunately, it is not happening in India. We have miserably failed to do quality research,

Following are the category of people who want to do PhD or doing

Majority: College and University teachers who want promotions in their job. They want to do it at any cost without any interest and aptitude for the research programme. They even do not know (I mean to say majority of them) what is research. They just want to do it for the purpose of getting promotion and saving their jobs and to earn more. With UGC's regulations, they need it badly at any cost and any cost means any cost.

Who need just as a tag, not for job: There are other people who need this as a tag to get respect in the society. They need it either through study, easy, tough and mix. They are still not large in numbers.

Dedicated researchers: These are very minimum no of people. They want to do it from a good institute or not at all. They are equipped with an aptitude for it or with lot of experience about their work area. They are one in thousands of PhD holders in India.

(Please also read my following article 

How to identify fake, real, recognized and not recognized M.Phil and Ph.D degree in India

Now you must have realised that why we, as an Indian have failed to produce quality research. Majority of our PhD holders and researchers falls from above 1st category and this is a major challenge. Unfortunately, most of the Indian Universities and UGC do not have a proper mechanism to check whether the thesis is real or copied, whether already exist or not. I am sure, if combined together, we will find most of them will be fake research. Recently, Pune University formed a committee and banned PhD from private universities from north eastern states of India. They are CMJ University, EIILM University, MGU University Shillong to name few. Recently, Punjab Police arrested vice chancellor of The Global Open University for selling fake degrees. In similar cases, Vice Chancellors and Registrar of EIILM had been arrested. In India, unfortunately more than 40 such private universities exist selling degrees. Bangladesh is already suffering from such scams of private universities. When we already have so many government founded and funded universities, why government is allowing so many private universities. In fact, recently, UGC reported that the CMJ University has ghost department, ghost students and faculties. I am sure, most of the private universities on these states have similar kind story. In fact, I complained this matter to UGC and ministry of HRD, Government of India, surprisingly no action has been taken so far.

My this article is about the third category of the students, who want to seriously do the research, who are gainfully employed and cannot opt a regular full time PhD. Such people want a good, reputed degree, without leaving job. 

1.  IIM Lucknow Executive FPM
This is a costly course. A full time FPM (Fellow Programme in Management, equivalent to PhD) at IIM and most of the central and state universities are either free or students get research scholarship known as fellowship, however, executive FPM is a very costly (around Rs. 4 lakhs).

Specialization: Agri-Business Management, Business Environment, Business Communication, Decision Sciences, Finance and Accounting, Human Resource Management, Information Technology & System, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Strategic Management and Sustainable Management


The candidates for the programme should have one of the following qualifications obtained from any of the universities in corporate by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions estd by an act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a university u/s 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, or an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE
A MBA or equivalent degree (full time regular PGDM / one year regular Executive PGDM/Part time PGDM equivalent) with minimum 55% aggregate marks or;
Any professional qualification such as CA, ICWA, CS with minimum 55% aggregate marks
Atleast seven years of executive/managerial/academic experience in the relevant area as on 30th June 2015
For engineering graduates the executive/managerial/teaching experience should be eight years
In addition, all the candidates should have secured a minimum of 55% marks in all their public examinations starting with the secondary level
Age limit: Candidates must not be more than 55 years of age as on 30th June 2015

Selection Process

Applicants who fulfill above eligibility criteria would be required to have valid test score of CAT/GRE/ GMAT/ GATE and JRF/NET (UGC/CSIR) / WMP written test conducted by IIM Lucknow
Scores of any of these examinations taken during the last two years (i.e., or after 01 April 2013) would be considered valid
Applicants who have already obtained PGDM equivalent degree (PGP/IPMX/ WMP) from any IIMs or AACSB/AMBA/EQUIS accredited educational Institutes with a minimum CGPA of 5.0 on a 10.0 point scale in India and abroad would be exempted from this test score requirement
Candidates having valid test score as mentioned above or PGDM equivalent degree from
IIMs/AACSB/AMBA/EQUIS accredited educational Institutes are eligible to apply for 2nd year of EFPM program
Candidates, who are appearing for CAT / WMP admission test / GRE / GMAT/GATE and JRF/NET (UGC/CSIR), may fill in relevant column of EFPM application form and provide EFPM admission application information in CAT/WMP admission test/GRE/GMAT/GATE and JRF application form
The candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic record and performance in the competitive examinations mentioned above will be called to IIM Lucknow Noida Campus, for a personal interview for final selection in May 2015 and successful candidate’s will receive offers in June 2015
Please note that no admission offer will be made to first year of EFPM program during 2015 AY
Reservation: Reservation for eligible categories will be as per Government of India rules applicable for doctoral programme at the time of admission

Course Fee

The course fee will be Rs 400,000/-; this does not include boarding & lodging during campus visits; the detailed fee breakup is given below:
Registration Fee - Rs 50,000/- (Non-refundable acceptance fee)
1st Year: Rs.1,50,000/-
2nd Year: Rs.1,00,000/-
3rd Year: Rs.1,00,000/-
Total: Rs.4,00,000/-
After three years of program, the candidate will pay Rs.50,000 per year as course fee in the sub sequent years

How to Apply

The EFPM application form can be downloaded from the website
Please refer to the link below for download the WMP Admission test Form during December 2014 (
A candidate is eligible to submit applications to a maximum of two areas
In such cases, two copies of the application form, one for each area, with all supporting documents may be sent together Completed application forms along with a draft of Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- for SC/ST candidates) drawn in favor of IIM Lucknowpayable at Delhi should be sent to the EFPM Office Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, (Noida Campus), B-1, Sector 62, Noida-201307
The application form can also be obtained from the office on request
Duly filled in application form along with a draft of Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- for SC/ST Candidates) must reach the following address on or before 28th February 2015
The last date for receiving completed application forms is 28th February 2015

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Noida Campus, B-1, Sec-62, Noida-201307 (Uttar Pradesh), Phone: +91-0120-6678408, Email: /, Website

2. IIM Indore executive FPM
Criteria and everything same as above, course fee is Rs. 5.5. lakhs. For details, please visit

3. IIM Raipur Executive FPM
Please visit for more details

4, XLRI executive FPM
It is best for HR professional and of course for any other business professional. Having tag of IIM, XLRI means a lot. 
The Exec-FPM is a part-time, non-residential, doctoral program that has been designed to cater to the scholarly needs of working executives/ managers/ faculty members/ researchers.
XLRI sells satellite based management programme, this part time PhD but does not accept a distance learning degree holder. This is a best tag management institute with worst example of discrimination and elite minded, the same way British used to treat Indian.
Eligibility and Admission Process
Applicants for the Executive-FPM should
  • have an MBA/Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) or equivalent or GMP/PGPX or One Year full-time residential programme in Management. Candidates from Premier B-Schools will be given preference.
  • be currently employed in a full-time job.
  • have at least 5 years of full-time executive/managerial/teaching/research experience as on March 31, 2015.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for a personal interview at XLRI, Jamshedpur for final selection.
Course Structure
Exec. FPM students will complete 10 courses in 4 campus visits of 20 days duration each spread over a period of 2 years. Besides the campus visits of 20 days' duration each, at least 3-5 additional campus visits will normally be needed. These visits are meant for comprehensive examination, defense of the thesis proposal and final thesis defense. On successful completion of all the requirements of the Programme, a student will be awarded the title 'Fellow in Management of XLRI'.
Not Eligible are
Degree / Diploma / Certificate holders through part-time, weekend, evening, correspondence, private appearance, or satellite-based programmes.
Course Fee
The total fees for the entire programme is Rs. 7,00,000/- payable in four installments.
Note : The institute reserves the right to collect the service tax from the students in addition to the fees if applicable.
This does not include board and lodge charges during campus visits
For details, please visit

5. Birla Institute of Technology and Management (BIMTECH), Noida
Executive Fellow Programme in Management
The Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM) at BIMTECH approved by All India Council for Technical Education (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India) is a non-residential doctoral programme designed to gratify the erudite needs of working business executives. It prepares executives for careers in management teaching and research as well as in management practice, consulting and development.The programme is built on the executives’ past experience and academic achievements. It helps the executive maximize his/her effectiveness as an educator or practitioner. The programme helps the executives in their current management roles as well as preparing them for possible careers in academia or consulting.The EFPM is designed to enhance the research and consulting skills of the executive. The Programme is also expected to increase the executives’ understanding of research methodology and techniques applicable in business.

1. A master's degree in any discipline with at least 60% marks or equivalent grade point average recognized by AICTE /AIU with a Bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) (OR) 2. Five year integrated Masters Degree Programme in any discipline with at least 60% marks, obtained after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent (OR) 2 3. A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS with at least 60% marks or equivalent grade point average (OR) 4. 4 years / 8 semester bachelor's degree (B.E./B.Tech./B. Arch. etc.) with at least 60% marks or equivalent grade point average. 5. For EFPM, a minimum of 3 years of managerial / executive work experience with experience at middle levels would be required. * Those appearing for their final examinations in the respective disciplines can also apply.

For details, please visit

 6. IITs: almost all IITs offer PhD for working professionals. You just need to spend 6 months in the campus as a pre-research programme. After that, you can carry it at your workplace. Please visit respective IITs website for more details.

7. TISS, Mumbai
TISS Mumbai offers PhD for working professional. It works in the same manner as IITs.

8. University of Mumbai
University of Mumbai offers PhD for working professionals at almost every affiliated college where research centre is available. 

9. University of Pune,
University of Pune also has similar arrangement, similar is the case of most of the state universities.

!0. Pondicherry University
Pondicherry University offers part time PhD for working professionals with minimum 10 years industrial work experience. 

11. IIM Kashipur Executive FPM
Minimum 10 years work experience required
Please check following for more details

12. BITS, Pilani
It is another most reputed institute from India. Please visit following link for more details

13. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Nothing can be a better institute than this for pursuing PhD in physical, natural or life sciences. Please read following link

14. NIT Trichy and other NITs
After IITs, NITs are better institute and offers part time PHD
I hope these information is useful for you. I will post remaining institute list later.

April 13, 2015

Is an open and distance learning degree substandard?

Above headline and article appeared today in Hindustan Times. I disagree to the statement that all the open and distance learning degrees are sub standard. Yes, the fact is, out of all the distance and open learning institutes, hardly 25% are providing quality education and rest are just selling it. 

The problem with India's distance and open learning courses and institutes are

1. People have wrong perception that the degree is not useful at all
2. Almost every private and deemed and few state government universities are involved in degree selling rackets.
3. The quality of study materials and supports are very poor.
4. Few universities such as VIT/ NMIMS do not accept distance learning qualifications at all.
5. Private employers are not very keen to accept distance learning degrees due to poor qualifications.
6. Good universities lack infrastructure and quality. For example, Mumbai University could not develop its course materials for post graduate since 2005. It is taking them more than a decade for a simple thing. 
7. High level of irregularities and corruption in UGC, DEC, DEB and AICTE is leading to inefficiency and loosely managed affairs of distance education. 

I am sure, they will wake one day and a distance learning degree will be awarded stringently as University of Mumbai, University of Delhi, University of Pune, University of Hyderabad etc. do. 

A recent Calcutta High Court judgment on open and distance learning (ODL) degrees casts a shadow on the future of 30 lakh students.

Is a degree from an open and distance learning (ODL) system at par with a degree awarded by a formal university? Apparently not, if one goes by a recent Calcutta High Court judgment expressing serious reservations about the quality of education imparted through distance mode.
The court’s observations contradict a Gazette notification of the Central government dated March 1, 1995, and subsequent circulars issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which state that an ODL degree is equivalent to a degree obtained through regular university education.

“Degrees/diplomas/certificates awarded by open universities in conformity with the UGC notification of degrees be treated as equivalent to corresponding awards of the traditional universities in the country,” states a UGC circular issued on October 14, 2013.
The Calcutta High Court, in the meanwhile, deciding a candidate’s eligibility for the post of a principal on the basis of his PhD obtained from an open university, recently stated, “We have no hesitation to hold that be it a graduation degree, a Master degree, Ph D degree or M Phil degree which is granted by an open university either through distance mode of education programme or through any informal education programme cannot be equated with the graduation degree, Master degree, PhD degree granted to a candidate by Formal Conventional Recognised Universities after conducting a conventional course  on regular basis.”
Though concerned about the court’s observations, academicians and experts from the field of ODL programmes have accepted that the perception of the ODL system not being qualitatively at par with regular education is because of deteriorating quality and lack of strong regulatory measures.
Manoj Soni, vice-chancellor, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad, who is also chairman of the MHRD’s three-member committee reviewing the feasibility of the Distance Education Council of India draft bill, finds the HC observation “quite alarming,” adding that “It will disappoint and discourage students from joining the ODL system”.
“I agree that some fringe elements in the distance education sector have compromised with norms and indulged in unacceptable practices, but it doesn’t mean that the whole sector should be put in the dock. There are serious violations in the formal system of education as well. It’s due to this ODL system that those from an economically deprived background have been able to get good education,” says Soni. 
Well-known scholar, Prof N R Madhava Menon, who chaired a committee on reforms in distance education and gave its report in 2012, says that in principle there should be no distinction between regular and open university degrees. “There is lack  of credibility in the distance education system because all types of players have been allowed to play and no proper regulatory system is in place today. Delay in enacting the Distance Education Council of India draft bill, which has been envisaged as a strong regulator for the ODL system, is going against the interests of lakhs of students,” says Menon.
Experts say that despite UGC’s own notification barring state and private universities offering courses beyond their own geographical boundaries, majority of universities were flouting rules. “The situation has become so bad that now there is trust deficit among universities – they are not honouring each others’ degrees for admitting students in higher programmes,” says Swarj Basu, former director, Distance Education Council (DEC), an erstwhile regulator of the ODL system. He says the government should have woken up in 2009 when the Supreme Court in the matter of Annamalai University had asked if the alternative system was envisaged under the Open University Act in substitution of the formal system. The apex court had stated: “In our opinion, in the matter of ensuring the standard of education, it is not. The distinction between a formal system and informal system is in the mode and manner in which education is imparted.”

Article credit: Hindustan Times

Distance learning engineering, hotel management and architect degrees are invalid in India

I had posted a relevant article earlier on my blog, but repeatedly I have been getting query on this subject from people. I thought to produce it with concrete evidence. 

I want you to read my following article before reading this article (Please click)

Next time you want to pursue distance engineering degree be doubly sure

Also, please click on following link too

Above two articles provide lot of required information and clarity on validity of distance education engineering, hotel management and architect programmes. 

Many private and deemed universities and few private degree selling agents of such private and deemed universities are openly selling engineering degrees. If you have read my blog multiple times and well, you must have realised now that there are 4 types of universities and out of that central universities are most reputed and valuable. Most corrupts and worst are private universities. Many students, including those pursuing full time courses from these private and deemed universities (private deemed universities) suffer a lot. They do not get recognition, they do not get placements and they do not become eligible for higher studies and job in India and abroad. It is their loss of money, time and they go under mental harassment from these private and private deemed universities. I have exposed these institutes time  to time. 

Now, let me clarify about these private and deemed universities offering distance learning engineering programmes. They are advertising through their agents, they are advertising on so called education websites such as India education, Shiksha, HT and so on. These are media run websites with the motive of making profit through advertisement. They never do due diligence before accepting advertisement of such institutes. 

AICTE is very clear and specified through its letter no (I am reproducing it below) F.No. 1-45/UB/2010 dated August 05, 2010 has clearly specified :

"It has been the policy of the AICTE , not to recognize the qualifications acquired through distance mode at Diploma, Bachelors and Masters Level in the field of Engineering and Technology including Architecture, Town Planning, Pharmacy, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Applied Arts and Carfts, Pst Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). AICTE recognize only MBA and MCA through distance mode."

In the light of above, B.Tech degree acquired through distance education, from any university/ deemed university are not approved by AICTE. 

I hope above statement makes it very clear. AICTE does not recognize above mentioned distance learning programme except MBA and MCA. Further, even though AICTE recognize distance MBA and MCA, they must be awarded as per other specified conditions including taking prior separate approval from AICTE, following territorial jurisdiction, taking all the exams in the campus only in case of private and deemed university and so on. 

I a,m sure, you must have few question after reading this article. I'll try my level best to answer those queries.

Now lets move to few questions and answers to provide you clarity

1. I completed BE/ B.Tech in distance mode in 2009 from JNTU Hyderabad (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad). Is it recognized by AICTE? May I apply for higher studies, government job, job abroad and to study abroad?
Yes. If you have completed it by 2009 then only you are eligible. Only following programmes had AICTE and DEC approval
B. Tech. in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering 

2. Which other distance learning BE/ B.Tech are recognized then and under which conditions?
Andhra University Vishakhapatnam
B. Tech. (Chemical Engineering)  BE in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electronics & Communications Engineering

3. Jamia Millia Islamia University Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
Diploma in Power generation engineering 
Diploma in Power transmission engineering  
4. Thapar University Patiala [Formerly Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology]
Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences Pilani
M.E. (Collaborative) – Industrial Development, Industrial Production, Project Engineering 

 MVS – Computer Operations & Applications, Information Management, Footwear Technology, Physician Assistant, Office Management 

 B.S. in – Pharmacy Operations, Technological Operations, Industrial Management, Engineering Technology, Information Systems, Process Engineering, Engineering & Industrial Technology, Optometry, Physician Assistant, Power Engineering, Nautical Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Marine Engineering, Ophthalmic Assistant, Nautical Technology, Engineering Design 

 First Level Diploma in Computer  Applications, Instrument Servicing & Maintenance, Workshop Technology, Footwear Technology, Nautical Sciences 

 M.Sc. (Tech.) – Pharmaceutical Chemistry 

 M.S. in – Computer, Electronics & Control, Pharmacy Operations, Software Systems, Systems & Information, Technological Operations, Science & Technology, Computer Science, Pharmacy Operations, Physical Sciences, Electronic Sciences, Engineering Management, Habitat Technology, Life Sciences, Design Engineering, Management Systems, Biomedical Sciences, Industrial Production & Management, Consultancy Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Consciousness Studies, Software Engineering, Micro-electronics, Quality Management, Manufacturing Management, Chemical Technology, e-Business, Pharmaceutical Operations and Management, Telecommunications and Software Engineering, Embedded Systems, Mechanical Systems Design, Science Communication, Systems Engineering, Pharmaceutics, Educational System Management

5. Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), Nashik
Diploma in engineering
Diploma in architecture
Bachelor of Architect

The condition was, they cannot offer any course beyond 2009. All the course, even if any one of the above university is offering after 2009 stands invalid.

I got the point. Now KSOU, RVD University (Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University), IASE deemed university, Shobhit University, Technoglobal University, Manav Bharati University, EIILM University, CMJ University, C V Raman University, Chhatisgarh University, Swami Vivekanand University, Shridhar University  etc. are offering me quick engineering degree. Are they valid?
No, they are mostly fake and being sold with the nexus of the university officials. Out of these, few universities already shut down their shop or working low profile now. Avoid any such degree. You may be getting email from them providing easy degree, but you my lose your time and money both. 

BITS Pilani is still offering BS and MS course. Are they valid?
BITS is a very reputed institute, but it also want to make money. Their programmes do not have AICTE as well as DEB approval after 2010 hence any such degrees are not recognized. You cannot bank upon this degree for higher education and public sector job, few universities may not accept the degree too, however, if you are working in a private sector and looking for a tag of a reputed institute, you may pursue it. Here is the transcript from one of my blog reader, who after a lot of research finally joined BITS Pilani.

Here is the transcript:

"Hi Govind, Finally I registered for the off campus M Tech program from BITS, Pilani. I got a live example of a such student who did PhD from IIT after pursuing this degree. I heard Anna Univ. and Tamilnadu Univ does not accept this. But, many other universities are accepting this as eqvt to regular MTech including IITs.
Also, my employer is sponsoring this degree On the condition that if I leave within 2 years I have to refund the money to my employer.

The HR department strongly suggests that I do this program. Also, they told they will put me at per with other regular M Techs whenever company asks MTech for any other position etc.

thanks govind. i mentioned to HR whatever you told me and they told they already knew all BITS Plinali does not have DEB approval etc...but they do not care.

yah, but if i do well, i'll do again off campus PhD from BITS Pilani...but for that I have to study well...
I'm filling a RTI to UGC if I can appear for NET using this degree. I'll also keep you posted. will do this in a day or two

its not that much risk as BITS is a well known institute for BITS even I would not have care about DEB approval it pose risk just for PhD but you have taken a right decision
do not worry

Hi Govind, I took admission in BITS, Pilani off-campus M. Tech program and I find it to be very good. Excellent quality live lectures. They put tremendous pressure through assignments, mid-semester and end-semester examination.The questions are such that it requires in depth knowledge of the subject. Answers are not available in text book. In terms of Quality its as per the standard of BITS, Pilani regular course. Same syllabus etc... Even, they are allowing admission to PhD if someone gets 60% marks and can clear NET / GATE exam

No doubt they are good
only thing, they should have sought approval "

As far as somebody is not looking for government jobs, the programme is very good

My suggestion for people who want to opt BS and MS from BITS in off campus mode:  Please speak to your HR department and do only if they are sponsoring it. The cost for MS goes around 2 lakhs. If you are least bothered about government approval, you must do it. It is much better than many regular programmes. 

I am working in private sector and has no plan to pursue PhD or public sector job, should I still worry about AICTE approval?
Yes, you should if:
1. You are planning higher studies abroad in near future.
2. If you are planning immigration
3. If you are planning to start teaching as a career

Degree from any university does not work. If you do from institutes like BITS, its add value, but doing it from KSOU, JRN  and other institutes mentioned above, then it is of no worth. They are just piece of paper. 

Is AMIE/ AMIECHE/ AMIETE etc. are recognized as equivalent to BE/ B.Tech?
Yes, for higher studies in India, it is definitely approved. Following are equivalent to BE/ B.Tech in their respective branch of engineering

• The Institution of Engineers (India) (AMIE)

• The Aeronautical Society of India (AESI) (eligible only for aerodynamics, structures and propulsions streams)

• The Indian Institute of Metals (AMIM)

• The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (AMIIChemE)

• The Institution of Electronics and Tele-communication Engineering (AMIETE)

For government job, only those who have enrolled upto 2012 are valid. 

AMIE and such other chartered engineering degrees are not approved in every country. You need to check about it. 

In 2012, Government of India, Ministry of HRD had issued a circular asking these institutes (IE, IETE, IME and more total 15) not to admit fresh students. The matter is subjudice and both Institute of Engineers and IETE has got stay order from Delhi High Court of Ministry of HRD circular hence the degrees are still valid till the next hearing.

Without an engineering degree, I cannot get promotion in my job. What should I do now?
I see BITS Pilani's BS as only option for you as it still has corporate value and good in knowledge too. You should not be victim of various fake universities and institutes. Just do due diligence, speak to your HR whether they are willing to accept BITS BS programme and take further decision.

Is AICTE approval mandatory for every university?
Yes. As per the Supreme Court order, now it is mandatory for universities to take AICTE approval. I am soon going to publish list of all AICTE approved universities. 

Are you going to expose such fake colleges and institutes?
Yes. It need lot of research. I have already exposed many of them on  my blog. Please search and read. Few of them are IIMTS, Khatu Shyam College, IIME, SSK College, Aditya College of engineering, IIKM Chennai, Way 2 Career, IMTS, KSIMT (Khatu Shyam ), EIMT, TQM Biz school, these are the partial list. 

I hope I have been able to provide you more clarity through this article. Please feel free to ask your genuine query for which answers are not available on this article or my any previous article.

Have a safe career.


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Jaro education is a fake online business school in India

I posted an article about Jaro almost two years back and luckily, due to my this post,  thousands of people could save their career.

The article is available at following link. Jaro has tried to pull it down at least 3 times and I have been republishing it again and again. I am definitely not going to give up. Here, through this article, I am exposing them much more and with reference to their updated website and new modus operandi.

Here are few points

1. Jaro is unethical to society, students as well as to its own employees.
Jaro calls itself online B school. In India, there is no such concept exist call online B- schools. People pursue MBA and management mainly for promotions, higher education and for job. In India, many organisation do not give preference to B class, C class, Tier 2 or tier 3 full time B schools in the job. Forget about online or distance MBA, employer even do not give much preference to much valid 3 years part time MBA from institutes like JBIMS, Welingkar and so on. 

Jaro is just an agent. The same way you read in the newspaper. It is a commercial organisation and it has nothing to do with education and training. 

Please read my following article to know why I am saying this

How to identify if a college is a real or a fake? Read this article to save your career and year

Jaro Education, a big degree scam selling fake degrees now taking down this article to hide their crime

2. Jaro claims offering from MBA/ degree from certain universities, let us have a look at them

PGDM From NMIMS university: NMIMS is a deemed university As per the UGC and DEB norms, NMIMS cannot offer any course outside its campus. Even if it is online, they have to conduct exam at NMIMS campus only. Further, as per UGC guideline, any university whether state, central, private or deemed, they cannot offer course through franchisee agreement and through a private agent. Jaro is just an agent and due to this NMIMS Diploma automatically becomes invalid. NMIMS Diploma in management is not an MBA programme and it does not hold any corporate as well as academic value. in fact, after spending your money and time of 2 years, if you go back to apply for NMIMS PhD, NMIMS will not accept its own diploma as rhey need 2 years full time MBA to pursue its PhD. 

Please read my following article for more details

Question and answer on distance PG diploma of NMIMS

NMIMS, a well reputed and among the top 10 B schools in India also offer distance learning and online PG Diploma, but many people do not realise that it is just a diploma without any corporate or academic value and it does not have industrial recognition. In fact, NMIMS itself does not recognize its own diploma for higher studies in NMIMS. It shows the dual face of institute of such repute, unethical and selling junk. If NMIMS believe that its distance learning programmes are at par with its full time MBA, it must recognize it, offer MBA and not PG Diploma or else make the picture clear.

I am sure, you must have realise now the nexus between NMIMS and Jaro- the degree scam master. 

URAL University: Ural is a Russian University. No doubt, it is well known and ranked in Russia, however, India does not recognize a distance, online or part time degree and post graduate degree of any foreign university. For a full time degree, a prior UGC approval is mandatory. Jaro, as a private body, cannot seek UGC approval. This degree will not be going to helpful in anyway to your career other than just a tag of an international MBA. 

Ulyanovsk University:  No doubt, it is well known and ranked in Russia, however, India does not recognize a distance, online or part time degree and post graduate degree of any foreign university. For a full time degree, a prior UGC approval is mandatory. Jaro, as a private body, cannot seek UGC approval. This degree will not be going to helpful in anyway to your career other than just a tag of an international MBA. 

Bharathiar University: Bharathiar is a UGC NAAC A rated university and a well known one. However, as per the UGC and DEB guideline, it has to offer course from its own study centre within the state of Tamil Nadu only. If you are from Tamil Nadu and can attend courses including exam in Tamil Nadu, it is a good option. If you apply directly to the University only then your degree remains valid, also you can save almost 20,000 to 30,000 by directly applying to the Bharathiar University. Then why you should waste your money? Further, Bharathiar University cannot appoint a private franchisee to offer its courses then how can Jaro act as an agent for this university? UGC is being tough on such universities day by day. 

Alliance University: Alliance is neither so reputed nor authorised to offer course outside its campus as it is a private university. It does not provide MBA, it is just PG Diploma which has no value. 

Jaro is unethical about its employees too
I got following email from one of Jaro's employee long but I did not publish it. Since they are acting more foolishly by trying to block my article. If they are so much confident about them, why do not they provide all relevant documents which can prove my points are wrong. I know they cannot. They tried to take down all the complaints through fake profiles, fake testimonials even those on the public complaint forum. This is highly unethical practice. Let us look at following mail.

Hi Govind 

I have been reading your blogs. I used to work for jaro education. You are right its a fraud company. However my issue here is  different. It was on march 11th that around 50 BDE's resigned from Future Education ltd which was a joint venture between future group and net HR which is owned by Sanjay Salunke the owner of Jaro education. Please guide me as to how we can lodge a formal complaint. They have been sending letters, threatening legal actions against us. They are way to unethical. The moment your blog about jatro education was published their employees have actually advertised jaro education by writing all positive comment on the blog. You can check the link that you have mentioned on your website. They have failed to understand that it is a complaint forum. Professionals like you who have vast experience can help us who are at the executive level.

Kindly find attached below the letter we had sent to the labour ministry but till date we havent got any reply from them.   

Dear Sir,


It’s after several long thoughts, that i am drafting this mail to you with hope that your vast experience in solving and handling several queries of employeesthese many years.

I would like to take you across through the unethical act about my past company , where their harassment is taking the career graph of ex-employees to a very bad level..It was last year we had joined Future education ltd with a dream to make my career with a big brand and venture of future group. With welingkar being one more brand attached to this company i was carefree that my career was about to take a quick start , who knew till the time i was made to encounter the unethical and tactful politics of the management towards several employees

Nobody was really aware that the one brand was in short related to two more brands who were following the business rules as per their wish . JAROEDUCATION and EINS EDUCATION,  I am writing this, as would like to bring it to your kind attention and want to aware the public about this company . It was the dreadful day when the company didn’t think to pay respect to its employees and made their rules which nowhere were in relation to the labour laws. 10 hour working, and what not .The performance of all employees were ignored and the de motivation part was that more than 20 people left the company with no notice. 

Not a single person with more than 2 years experience was bothered to take their relieving letter as the harassment was more than a humiliation to face for . 

My idea behind this seeks a humble request to meet any of the senior people to discuss about the issue that we are still facing and with the hope that still the labour ministry are there to support the employees with executive level as well.

Eagerly awaiting for your response

Kind regards

I am sure this email from employee is enough to open your eyes. No doubt, Jaro is a big education corruption and highly unethical organsiation.

Let me know if you have any query

February 27, 2015