I was writing blog posts related to state wise distance education programme and under my current project, I was compiling list for Assam State.
Before writing anything on this public platform, I ensured that I have enough documentary evidence as my near to million blog reader put full trust and faith on my research and advise, I do not want to make any false statement to make myself popular (I do not need that either).
Assam Don Bosco is mother of all degree scam among approved private universities in India. Without approval it allow you to write exam even online, without any supervisor, without any exam centre, anywhere in the world.
Wait, looks easy and attractive right? If you just want a degree for namesake, please go ahead but if you need a degree approved by UGC and ministry of HRD, think deeply about it. UGC has not approved such exam system so far.
Why this is a degree scam and its degrees are not approved?
1. Earlier DEC had approved only its MBA and MCA programme but this university is offering BBA, BCA, Executive MBA, MBA , MCA, M.Sc. IT etc which is invalid.
2. Now DEC has dissolved and as per ministry of HRD has clearly stated through its circular no. F.No.6-20/2010-DL that every university has to take separate approval from UGC and AICTE for its distance education however this university- Assam Don Bosco has not done that. Moreover, it is showing old 2007 circular of AICTE stating once approved by DEC separate approval of DEC is not required. It is misleading and making fool to students.
3. This university is offering courses through university 18 i.e. franchisee arrangement which is another violation of UGC guideline on higher education.
4. you can read the chat transcript. They have clearly accepted that they have not taken approval from UGC on their "online" exam pattern and they have also accepted that this means not that the degree may be considered as valid one.
I am posting my chat transcript here, please go through this carefully and take your decision wisely.
Shall you have any query, please feel free to write