I have written about the topic several times. Its not just about degree, rather it is about a valid degree.
I get query about the credit transfer from Manav Bharti, awarding degree and statement from these degree sellers universities that now AICTE approval is not mandatory etc.
These all are farce and misleading statements.
Following universities are selling engineering degrees
1. Manav Bharti
4. JNR University Rajasthan @ Rajasthan Vidyapeeth
5. IASE Gandhi Vidya Mandir or IASE deemed University
6. Allahabad Agricultural Institute (now name changed to Sam Higginbottom Institute)
7. Shridhar University, rajasthan
8. Monad University
9. Swami Vivekanand University, Sagor MP
There are many other universities involved.
I clarified about distance education in engineering through a blog post. You may read it at:
please read the following
"In 2005, UGC mentioned clearly that study centres of deemed universities, including JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth; IASE Gandhi Vidyamandir, Rajashthan and Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad are not recognised. The three universities have not been permitted to affiliate any college or institute. Also, these institutions are not allowed to conduct any course through distance education study centres ao far, by the Distance Education Council, UGC. In another case, UGC rule says that universities, including those established by the state legislature imparting 'technical education' are required to comply with the norms and standards prescribed by the AICTE from time to time."
Perhaps following article may open your eye
LUCKNOW: Overlooking rules and regulations, UP's Rural Engineering Services (RES) has recommended promotion of those of its employees who have acquired B Tech degrees through distance education from institutions like JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth and IASE Deemed University, Rajasthan, which are not even recognized by the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to run such programmes.
In fact, former principal secretary, RES, late Ashok Kumar had even issued a letter to UP Public Service Commission ( UPPCS), Allahabad taking note of departmental promotion committee for eight such fake degree holders.
The matter came to light after an employee of the same department, Wajahuddin, moved an application under RTI Act to the University Grants Commission (UGC) seeking information whether study centres (in UP) opened by deemed universities (the two mentioned above) were recognised by UGC and UP government and whether the degrees awarded through this mode were lawfully recognised?
Documents available with TOI states that UGC has, in its reply, said they have not given permission to any recognised university to open their study centres and that degrees awarded from these institutions are not valid. Wajahuddin in his application has mentioned three study centres, Allahabad Engineering College, Allahabad; Bramhanand Institute of Research Technology and Management, Bulandshahr and Vibgyor Institute of Engineering and Technology, Muzzafarnagar, run by the above mentioned deemed universities.
In 2005, UGC mentioned clearly that study centres of deemed universities, including JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth; IASE Gandhi Vidyamandir, Rajashthan and Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad are not recognised. The three universities have not been permitted to affiliate any college or institute. Also, these institutions are not allowed to conduct any course through distance education study centres ao far, by the Distance Education Council, UGC. In another case, UGC rule says that universities, including those established by the state legislature imparting 'technical education' are required to comply with the norms and standards prescribed by theAICTE from time to time.
Subsequently, the then special secretary, higher education, V K Gupta has issued an order directing all district magistrates to put a check on the unauthorised study centres of other state universities. In his letter, Gupta had even sought details of unrecognised institutions being run in each district.
Former principal secretary, RES, late Ashok Kumar, however, had overviewed all documents (UGC circulars, high court orders and AICTE norms) and issued an order in March, saying that degree holders of the JRN and IASE will get benefit in the service matter. Kumar contended that these two universities should not take AICTE approval for running any new courses and hence degrees awarded by these institutions will be considered as legal. The order clearly acknowledged the qualification of graduation received through distance education for appointment on the post of junior and assistant engineer.
In June, even the high court had dismissed a writ petition filed by a distance education degree holder who had challenged the advertisement of a government department for appointment of engineers.
RES principal secretary Rahul Bhatnagar was unavailable for comments.
As per the UGC norms, deemed universities are world class institution meant to make distinct contribution in their area of specialisation and research. These institutions should not focus on expansion of the activities ignoring the quality of education, norms and standards laid down in UGC guidelines.
I hope this enough to open your eyes.
The recruiters / Human Resources professionals and organisations also need to open their eyes and ban these universities. A candidate who is simply buying the degree because he does not have time to spend 3 -4 years in degree is lack of ethical sense, a person who choose short cut for getting what they want and such people can not be an assets, rather liability for the organisation.
You may ask your query