Online PhD offered by edtech is not recognized: UGC, AICTE
Online PhD programmes offered by edtech enterprises with foreign varsities not recognised UGC, AICTE
THE UNIVERSITY subventions Commission( UGC) and the All India Council of Technical Education( AICTE) have issued a notice advising people against subscribing up for online PhDs offered by edtech companies in collaboration with foreign educational institutions, saying similar programmes aren’t recognised by it.
In the notice, the advanced education controllers said scholars and the public at large shouldn’t be misled by announcements in this regard. The Education Ministry has constantly advised edtech players against issuing deceiving announcements.
“To maintain the norms for awarding PhD degrees, the UGC has notified the UGC( Minimum norms and Procedure for Award of MPhil, PhD degrees) Regulation 2016. It’s obligatory for all advanced educational institutions to follow UGC Regulations and its emendations for awarding PhD degrees, ” said a common order issued by the UGC and AICTE.
“ similar online PhD programmes aren’t recognised by the UGC. Aspiring scholars and the public at large, are requested to corroborate the authenticity of PhD programmes as per UGC Regulation 2016 before taking admission, ” said the notice.
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