One of the reader posted this question in my blog. I thought instead of replying there, I should write this in a separate blog post
My reply stand as follows:
Thanks a lot for reading my blog, analysing and putting question forward. I allow most of the comments to be visible on my blog post and I am open for questions and criticism. I do not publish the comments written without any knowledge, without cross verifying the fact and which contains advertisement. Somebody commented the previous day that "You think only you are only right and only your knowledge is right and rest all are wrong", somebody else wrote that my blogs are with biased about distance engineering even YCMOU offers it (I think that person should visit official YCMOU website. It used to offer but after AICTE directives which came in 2010 that it does not grant recognition to distance learning engineering qualification, all the good universities withdrew it, including IGNOU however the qualifications earned till date stands valid. I did not publish such nasty comments which are illogical and not at all related to the content of my blog).
You have written a matured comment and I would love to reply on the points you have raised.
Let me reply your important points
In your Above post, Sir you wrote that not to be confused with GOU & TGOU,
Well, I have mentioned in my post about Global Open University (no doubt, it is a fake university and even offering fake medical degrees for money), well about TGOU it is a PPP (Public i.e. Government, Private partnership open university hence recognized but in current scenario, it is restricted to offer degree courses.
The Global Open University, Nagaland is a state open University in Nagaland. When it was established, it had recognition from DEC and of course it is a private university. However, DEC withdrew its recognition after 2010 hence any qualification obtained between 2011 to 2013 from TGOU stands non-recognized for public sector job.
However the scene changed in 2013 when due to lack of transparency in work and corruption, DEC who was under IGNOU dissolved and UGC took charge over granting approval of distance learning degree courses of all central, state and private universities. It also made mandatory to take approval from separate bodies like AICTE, NCTE, PCI, CCIM etc to run courses falling under their ambit.
UGC issued a fresh guideline in June 27, 2013 where it clearly mentioned that a central university can offer course all over India, a state university can offer course as per the jurisdiction mentioned in their respective universities Act and a private and deemed university can offer courses only in the city where they are situated.
Now let me take your question one by one
1. What is your opinion about TGOU(Nagaland) though it is UGC recognized?
About recognition, I have already told you above.
Although it is a UGC recognized university, it is a private university. It cannot offer any course outside the city in Nagaland where its campus is located.
The Global Open University
Opposite Railway Station
Dimapur 797112, Nagaland
The Global Open University Nagaland
Opp. Veterinary Hospital
Kohima - 797001, Nagaland
hence, if any students take admission directly to the university (they must retain the proof of the DD, form filled) and appear for exam at any of the centre above in Nagaland, their qualifications stands valid.
2.what if students already got their degrees,do the degrees will really help them getting jobs?
I have already given part answer of this above. About getting job, if they have completed the degree upto 2010, they should not face getting job in government sector. For private sector, it depends on case to case basis. Few organisations do not prefer Open University degree and thats too from a university from Nagaland, may create issue. Few organisations have list of the universities from where they accept candidates from the list of universities only. Further, apart from degree, there are certain other factors for getting a job in private sectors.
3.As TGOU also does not provide theirs results online,what is the current status of the University?Should the students be aware of TGOU?
I have already given answer above. If students cannot appear for exam at Nagaland campus, they must not opt this university.
Let me share a personal experience. When this university launched, it was fully approved and thousands of students appeared for exam from this university. This university did not have and I believe still do not have proper infrastructure in place and they lost student's project, their answer sheet and students waited almost 2 years for their mark sheet. Despite of the fact that on official website they students declared as passed the subject. Later DEC found that the university is poor in infrastructure and need to have permanent staff as well as proper study materials. However like KSOU and many other private universities, money bugs have bitten it. UGC has strictly disalloawed any universities to offer courses through franchisee i.e. private person as a study centre. The university must have their own employee and centre. However TGOU offered local agencies franchisee to offer its courses. One such example is IPMS.
4.As the university provides postgraduate & undergraduate courses, does the students who really opt their degrees from TGOU does not get placed in any companies or any Govt. jobs?
I have already replied above about this question.
he main Motive of the Open Universities was to provide Education and facilities to those students who cant afford the rates of the renowned Universities of INDIA.
And now a days its a Tradition who does not have a financial problems usually target the Open Universities for their degrees, for this reason the forgery has increased and this act has affected the students future who are from lower class family(Having financial problems).
5.Does it really mean students who got their degrees from open Universities does not get placed in front of the renowned universities?
Not at all, in fact passing a degree from IGNOU is 10 times tougher than passing degree from University of Mumbai. Even YCMOU, VMKOU etc. are working hard to provide quality education. However many private and deemed universities are involved in degree scam and recently we have seen the problem faced by CMJ, EIILM, MGU and so on.
See, people target easy universities who provides degree without hard work. Due to this, many innocent students become victims.
TGOU does not have DEB approval after 2008-09 period now even if it offers courses within Nagaland, such courses stands invalid. Being an open university, it cannot offer full time course either.
last updated on: July 20, 2014