Check the Status of Distance Education provider before Applying

Cautioning aspirants desirous of pursuing educational qualifications through open and distance learning ( ODL ) mode, the Distance Education Council ( DEC ) has asked students to apply only to those programs approved by it. It has asked the candidates to check the status of distance education provider before applying.

This cautionary note, as per a press statement, came in the wake of the council coming across “certain universities / institutions giving misleading advertisements in the newspapers and through other media for admission in programs through distance mode indicating that they have approval of the DEC for various programs.”

DEC has advised the aspirants to check the current status of approval / recognition of programs of universities / institutions available on the DEC’s website

“In the absence of DEC approval, qualifications acquired through distance mode shall not be treated recognised for the purpose of employment under the Central Government.” This was announced by the authorities of DEC, a statutory body of the Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Students are also advised not to take admission at any franchised study centre / contact point. Study centre has to be operated by the university / institution itself within its territorial jurisdiction as per DEC norms only.

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