Source: The Times of India via PwC – EdLive
The AICTE has to tighten the guidelines by March 2013. The Distance Education Council (DEC) under the The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) can no more regulate others and its powers will be put back to its original regulator which is UGC. Currently, private technical universities offer distance programmes without approvals. This move has been approved by the DEC and IGNOU and the latter will be amended in accordance. This development has taken a solid shape due to several petitions filed in courts challenging the IGNOU Act on the grounds that how can IGNOU award affiliations to other institutes, when it itself is one of them.