No more degree mills. That’s the diktat of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Setting the tone for improved higher education in the country, it’s now cracking down on sub-standard distance education.
Also, students with degrees through distance mode from universities not approved by the Distance Education Council (DEC) will get another chance to get a UGC or any other relevant statutory authority degree.
As one of its qualitative measures, UGC said if these students qualify in the examination, the university concerned will issue a certificate. “The degree along with the said qualifying certificate will be recognized for the purpose of employment/ promotion under the central government,” it stated.
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