University Grants Commission (UGC
) has warned students against admission in any course under distance education by Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. UGC
Said that the university does not have the mandatory approval of the regulator of higher education in this regard. The UGC issued a notice saying that all the ODL courses offered by this university are invalid and the university alone is responsible for its impact on the career of the students.
UGC Secretary Rajneesh Jain said, “It has come to the notice of UGC that Annamalai University is conducting Distance Learning Programs and offering students in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) courses without the approval of UGC. Which is a complete violation of the UGC (Open and Distance Education) Rules-2017 made by him and the amendments made in it from time to time and the UGC (Open, Distance Education and Online Education) Rules-2020.
According to the rules, no higher educational institution can offer to teach any subject through open and distance education system without the recognition of UGC. “Annamalai University was allowed to offer any course in ODL format only for the academic session 2014-15 and thereafter any course offered by it under ODL is not recognized,” the commission said. . Therefore all the ODL courses offered by the university are illegal and the university alone is responsible for its impact on the career of the students.
Jain said, “The general public, students and other stakeholders are hereby cautioned by this public notice not to take admission in any of the courses offered by Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu through ODL mode. Due to lack of recognition, the career of students taking admission in such courses may hang in the balance. There was no response from Annamalai University on the issue.
Read here UGC notice-
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