Wednesday, July 26, 2017

UAE government does not recognize distance education degree


UAE ministry of education, approved online degree

I am sure you are shocked by this headline and it is true.

Saqib , one of my blog reader actually constantly asked me about validity of distance education program offered by Indian Universities and this compelled me to conduct further research and the result is, this article before you.

Indian Universities like Madras, Bhartidasan, Madurai Kamraj , Jaipur National University and few other private universities are running big degree scam in the Middle East. They are charging almost Rs. 3 lakhs to students, despite knowing any distance learning program is not valid in The Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah etc.). 

What is the stand of UAE government ministry of education on degree awarded by Distance Learning mode?
The UAE government has banned/ not recognized any kind of distance, offline, correspondence degree program.
As a policy, they have recognized only online program (degree/ masters) of selected university where the program is in interactive mode. As of now, online degree of only 4 countries are recognized.

Which are those countries?
The United Kingdom (UK)
Australia
New Zealand
and
United States of America (USA)

Is every institute from these countries valid and recognized in UAE?
No, only selected few institutes are recognized.


Which are those institutes? the list is as on July 26, 2017
New Zealand (Total 5)
Massey University
Website: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/home.cfm

University of Auckland
URL: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en.html

University of Canterburry
http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/

University of Ottago
http://www.otago.ac.nz/

University of Waikato
http://www.waikato.ac.nz/


Country: Australia (Total 21)
Australian National University
http://www.anu.edu.au/

Curtin University of Technology
http://www.curtin.edu.au/

Deakin University
http://www.deakin.edu.au/

Macquarie University
http://www.mq.edu.au/

Queensland University of Technology
http://www.qut.edu.au/

RMIT University
http://rmit.edu.au/

Griffith University
https://www.griffith.edu.au/

Monash University
http://www.monash.edu/

University of Adelaide
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/

University of Melbourne
http://www.unimelb.edu.au/

University of New South Wales, Australia
http://www.unsw.edu.au/

University of New England, Australia
http://www.une.edu.au

University of New Castle, Australia
http://www.newcastle.edu.au/

University of Queensland
http://www.uq.edu.au/

University of South Australia
http://www.unisa.edu.au/

University of Southern Queensland
http://www.usq.edu.au/

University of Tasmania
http://www.utas.edu.au/

University of Technology, Sydney
http://www.uts.edu.au/

University of Wollongong
http://www.uow.edu.au/index.html

University of Western Australia
http://www.uwa.edu.au/

University of Sydney
http://sydney.edu.au/


United Kingdom
Aberystwyth University
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/

Lancaster University
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/

Bristol University
http://bristol.ac.uk/

City University, London
http://www.city.ac.uk/

Oxford Brookes University
http://www.brookes.ac.uk/

Goldsmith College
http://www.gold.ac.uk/

Queen's University, Belfast
http://qub.ac.uk/

Durham University
https://www.dur.ac.uk/

Queen Mary University of London
http://www.qmul.ac.uk/

Royal Holloway University of London
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/home.aspx

London School of Economics
http://www.lse.ac.uk/

King's College, London
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/index.aspx

School of Oriental and African Studies, London
https://www.soas.ac.uk/about/

Loughborough University
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/

Swansea University
http://www.swan.ac.uk/

University of Aston
http://www1.aston.ac.uk/

University of Aberdeen
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/

Staffordshire University
http://www.smuc.ac.uk/

University College London
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/

University of Bath
http://www.bath.ac.uk/

University of Birmingham
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx

University of Brunel
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/

University of Cambridge
http://www.cam.ac.uk/

University of Cardiff
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/

The University of Edinburgh
http://www.ed.ac.uk/home

University of Essex
https://www.essex.ac.uk/

University of East Anglia
http://www.uea.ac.uk/

University of Exeter
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/

University of Dundee
https://www.dundee.ac.uk/

University of Glasgow
http://www.gla.ac.uk/

University of Kent
https://www.kent.ac.uk/

University of Keele
https://www.keele.ac.uk/

University of Leicester
https://le.ac.uk/

University of Manchester
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/

University of Liverpool
http://www.liv.ac.uk/

University of Leeds
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/

University of Newcastle
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/

University of Nottingham
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/

University of Reading
http://www.reading.ac.uk/

The University of Sheffield
http://shef.ac.uk/

University of Oxford
http://www.ox.ac.uk/

University of Southampton
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/

University of Stirling
http://www.stir.ac.uk/

The University of Strathclyde Glasgow
http://www.strath.ac.uk

University of Surrey
https://www.surrey.ac.uk/

University of Warwick
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/

University of York
https://www.york.ac.uk/



USA (Total 33)
North Carolina State University
https://www.ncsu.edu/

Northwestern University
http://www.northwestern.edu/

Carnegie Mellon University
http://www.cmu.edu/index.html

Cornell University
http://www.cornell.edu/

Pennsylvania State University
http://www.psu.edu/

Columbia University, New York
http://www.columbia.edu/

Rutgers University
http://www.rutgers.edu/

Michigan State University
http://www.msu.edu/

Indian University
http://www.indiana.edu/

New York University
http://www.nyu.edu/

Johns Hopkins University
https://www.jhu.edu/

Harvard University
http://www.harvard.edu/

Texas A & M University
http://www.tamu.edu/

University of California San Diego
http://www.ucsd.edu/

University of California , Irvine
http://uci.edu/

University of California Berkeley
http://www.berkeley.edu/

University of Colorado Boulder
http://www.colorado.edu/

University of Georgia
http://uga.edu/

University of Florida
http://www.ufl.edu/

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
http://illinois.edu/

The University of Maryland
https://www.umd.edu/

University of Minnesota
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
http://unc.edu/

University of Pittsburgh
http://pitt.edu/

University of Southern California
https://www.usc.edu/

The University of Texas Austin
https://www.utexas.edu/

The University of Utah
http://www.utah.edu/

University of Washington
http://www.washington.edu/

University of Wisconsin Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/

University of Pennsylvania
http://www.upenn.edu/

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
https://www.vt.edu/

Yale University
http://www.yale.edu/

Washington University in St. Louis
http://www.wustl.edu/



What is the source of this information?
Ministry of education, UAE. Website link
https://www.moe.gov.ae/En/EServices/Pages/ElectronicRecommendedInstitute.aspx

Is any other institute offering online course valid?
No

What is the fee of these institute?
It depends. The approx cost for online MBA program from an Australian University is US$ 18500 or AED 60000 or INR 1200000

If you do same from a New Zealand institute i.e. Auckland University, the cost is approx 45000 New Zealand Dollar which translates to around 2200000 INR, 123000 AED, 33300 US$. The same from a USA university is around 35000 USD, and for a UK University the cost is GBP 12000 approx. Again it depends from institute to institute.


What should I take care?
Beware from any false advertisement
Beware from any institute with similar name. that's why I have given exact URL of each institute. If any partner institute is offering in UAE, please verify direct with the university.

I have studied through distance learning mode/ online mode and my university is not from the above approved list. Do I need to worry?
Well, it depends on your employer. Government may not cancel your job , visa but it largely depends how your employer behave. Yes, if you apply for a job where the qualification is mandatory to perform the job and visa is granted on that basis, then it is definitely problem for you. For example, those who have B.Sc. Nursing in distance mode from Annamalai University or IGNOU and working in UAE, they may not be able to continue further.

Do I get any financial Assistance?
Please check with the respective institute for their policy.

If I need any further help?
you may contact us but that service will be chargeable. You are free to decide the amount you have willingness to pay.

Please note, I'll not respond to any query such as please tell whether this university is valid etc etc as this has been already answered. All logical comments and query are welcome.


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Govind
Mumbai
July 26, 2017







1 comment:

  1. Dear Mr. Govind,
    While browsing on the net I came across your blog. It is very informative. I have a query. We are in Dubai. My son has completed his BBA from Birla Institute of Technology (MESRA). Now he wants to do his MBA. There are two options available - 1. He does it from the same BIT,MESRA ( where there is no proper exposure for MBA, it will be just obtaining an MBA degree)
    OR

    2. Amity Dubai.
    I have read everything related to Amity on your blog. But my son says that there is lot of exposure and the number of students are also much much more than in BIT.

    The MBA in Amity is just the double of what it will cost us in BIT, in terms of money. Please note that this is BIT, MESRA NOT BIT PILANI.

    I will be very grateful if you could reply soon as I have to take a decision.
    Thank you.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your comment on blog.simplycareer.net. Please search for required information through tags, keywords on this blog as I have already added lot of required information. If you still do not find it, I'll revert you shortly.

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