We are destroying the uniqueness and autonomy of young students.
Source: The PIE
Indian government to launch web portal that will list accredited foreign universities to combat bogus courses.
Source: Study International
Young Indian men are offering their female peers an all-expenses paid education in Canadian universities or colleges, in exchange for marriage.
Source: Times of India
In their ongoing quest to avoid higher education scams, students must now beware of a fake handbook of international universities sold online.
The Ministry of Human Resource & Development has initiated a digital degree project to control the fake degree racket.
Canada has the “softest” approach to screening for student visa fraud, according to a recent study of four countries that are popular destinations for international students. Ellie Bothwell of Times Higher Education reports that according to the study, Canada’s provincially led system for awarding degrees “can allow more room for corruption” and has allegedly “damaged” the country’s international reputation. Report author Rachael Merola argues that Canada must take a more proactive approach to dealing with student visa fraud if it wishes to remain a top destination for students.
Source: The Economic Times via PwC – EdLive
The AICTE has been asked by the Delhi High Court to probe into an allegation that various engineering colleges are conducting unapproved courses. Disposing of a plea for direction to colleges to stop unapproved courses, a bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw asked the AICTE, the regulatory body for technical education, to carry out a thorough probe and apprise it of its findings within four months. The court order came after the AICTE counsel told the bench that the statutory body would examine the allegations by conducting an in-depth enquiry into the matter.