BTech degrees, Diploma in engineering awarded by IGNOU till 2011-12 session valid: AICTE


The BTech levels and diploma in engineering and expertise awarded by IGNOU as much as 2011-2012 tutorial session can be handled as legitimate, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has mentioned.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was providing the 2 programs by way of distance studying, nevertheless, the programs have been discontinued after the University Grants Commission (UGC) mentioned they’re in violation of norms and technical programs can’t be provided by way of distance studying mode.

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“IGNOU was conducting the 2 programs by way of distance studying mode and litigation have been happening in varied courts concerning the validity of those programs.

“In 2018, the Supreme Court recognised the validity of Diploma and B.Tech degrees awarded by IGNOU to candidates who were enrolled up to the academic year 2009-10,” an order issued by the Policy and Academic Planning Bureau of the technical schooling regulator mentioned.

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It mentioned that the apex court docket has now granted some reduction to petitioners from the 2010-11 and 2011-12 tutorial classes and opined that since there isn’t a distance schooling course in IGNOU in the mentioned topic after these years and these are the final batches who can be granted the reliefs.

“The AICTE has no objection for BTech degree and Diploma in Engineering awarded by IGNOU to the students who were enrolled up to the academic year 2011-12 with IGNOU as per Supreme Court judgment and hence are treated as valid as a special case but cannot be taken as precedence and not for post-2012,” the AICTE added.


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