new Delhi. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has clarified that B.Tech degree obtained from IGNOU and Diploma in Engineering will be considered valid before the academic session 2010-12. It is noteworthy that Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) used to run two courses through distance education but after being told by the University Grants Commission (UGC) that technical courses cannot be conducted through distance education and it is a violation of rules , Then IGNOU stopped them.
Controversy in various courts regarding the validity of these courses
In an order issued by the Bureau of Policy and Academic Planning of the regulator of technical education, it was said that IGNOU conducted two courses through distance education and there is a dispute in various courts regarding the validity of these courses. The order said, in the year 2018, the Supreme Court validated the diploma and B.Tech degree awarded by IGNOU to the registered candidates in the session 2009-10.
The order said that the apex court has now also relieved some candidates for the academic session 2010-11 and 2011-12 and it is understood that after this, IGNOU did not conduct these courses through distance education and this last There are batches that will be given this relief. "
AICTE said," As per the decision of the Supreme Court, the students who have been awarded IGNOU diplomas and B.Tech degrees in engineering till the academic session 2010-12, will receive a degree on AICTE. There is no objection and hence they will be considered as special case valid, but in the case after 2012, it will not be considered a Nazir.