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Student Alert: UGC Warns Against Unrecognized Online Degrees Offered by Edtechs!

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a strong warning against edtech companies and colleges offering degrees through collaborations with foreign universities not recognized by the commission. These degrees are invalid and hold no official value in India.
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Students and the public are advised to exercise caution. Enrolling in such programs is a risk with no guarantee of recognition or future employment opportunities. UGC highlighted the below points.

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Key Points:

  • Unrecognized Universities: Many institutions offering online degrees lack UGC recognition, rendering their qualifications worthless in India.
  • Edtech Misleading Ads: Some edtech companies are falsely advertising online degree and diploma programs in association with unrecognized foreign universities.
  • Collaboration Not Permitted: Such "franchisee" arrangements are illegal and neither the programs nor the degrees will be recognized by the UGC.
  • Action Against Violators: Both edtech companies and participating HEIs will face consequences for offering or facilitating invalid programs.
  • Student Caution Advised: The UGC urges students and the public to exercise caution and verify university recognition before enrolling in any online degree program.

For Students:

  • Verify University Recognition: Before enrolling in any online degree program, check the UGC website to ensure the university is recognized.
  • Beware of Misleading Advertisements: Don't fall prey to attractive offers from edtech companies. Research thoroughly before investing time and money.
  • Protect Your Future: Choose recognized institutions and programs to safeguard your education and career prospects.

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The UGC urges everyone to stay informed and exercise caution when considering online degree programs. Don't risk your future with invalid qualifications.

Published date : 19 Dec 2023 01:25PM

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