You must have read my previous post where I mentioned about these 2 institutes. Well, Mr. Dey who loved to attack me without going through any details and without taking any pain to know more about me lowered his attack on me and asked to write in detail about these two institutes.
I agree to his point of view however, I have already written many blog posts on mentioning these facts. Let me summarise all the points here so you will get idea.
To start education institute even a college there are various process and different agencies involve to grant accreditation.
As I stated earlier, only central universities can offer courses anywhere in India. State Universities have to offer full time courses within their jurisdiction and for distance learning they have to strictly follow jurisdiction mentioned in their Act but they must not cross the state where they are established.
A deemed and private university cannot offer the course outside the building location where they are situated.
Every institute whether it is a state university, central university or a private or deemed university cannot offer courses by appointing agents, through franchisee. They have to establish their own regional centre (see example of IGNOU, YCMOU NSWBOU etc.) with own staff.
Only being a university, one cannot offer any course. Other guidelines including the minimum specification nomenclature of the degree has to be followed up.
For distance learning specialised courses, approval from respective body is mandatory like AICTE for MBA, MCA and engineering diploma, degree.
As a matter of policy, AICTE has put blanket ban on offering engineering courses through December 2010 onwards due to quality issue.
There is a rumours that as per supreme court judgment in Bharathidasan University case, it is decided that AICTE has no right on recognising universities.
This is false. Whatever you say, whatever you may interpret, the AICTE things never going to end.
First, the judgment came for university, it said university need not but the constituent college/ departments have to ensure the AICTE recognition. Distance education wing of a university is a department.
Further, government has already planned for a ordinance to give AICTE full power.
1. To offer any degree and post graduate course, the institute must be a state, central or deemed/ private university.
2. They have to offer degree course as per UGC specification i.e. a bachelors degree cannot be less than 3 years, a masters cannot be less than 2 years.
3. A research degree cannot be offered unless the UGC specification is followed.
4. Territorial jurisdiction must be followed strictly.
5. A university can be established only by passing an Act in the state legislature or in parliament. In case of deemed university, ministry of HRD should issue such notification.
Now let us examine these two institutes.
Aditya University, a cheater
Aditya University is selling degrees through various agents and by appointing franchisee. In its website, it states that it is an approved deemed university. However, neither on its website it has provided any such letter from ministry of HRD nor it appears in the UGC's list of deemed university. You may read the list of deemed universities from following link:
On its website its states the following:
"The Aditya University established on 27/01/2001 vides Govt. Notification no. IV 00043 dated 27 th January 2001, Act 1882 is considered to a reputed Deemed University amongst the Face to Face learning Institutions in the country, keeping in view the educational needs of our country in general and state in particular the policies and programmes have been geared to cater to the need."
Let me clarify.
There is no such notification like Notification no. IV 00043 dated 27th January 2001