Wednesday, April 29, 2009

M.Tech IT from KSOU

M.Tech IT program offered by Karnataka state open university is not AICTE approved. This course is yet not started in the university itself.
Course offered from Study centers only.
If you want to take only degree with no use in future then go for this.
No matter is available on the university site.
Rest is up to you.

Details are collected from survey.

200 comments:

  1. i want to know more about this problem .... i want to persue for a college lecturer can i do this course , will it help me ???

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  3. iam doing my Mtech from KSOU and hw can v expect approval from ACITE for a distance education it get approval from DEC only pls check before writng such things

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  4. My dear for Distance Education only DEC approval to be required not for AICTE. So M.Tech(IT) is valide for job in Govt.Sector as wel as private sector.

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    1. i also satisfied to dinesh answer bcz MTech education are valid for DEC approval for the govt. job s and as well as private sectors not require for the AICTE approval.
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  5. @sajith and dinesh

    i,m want to persue MTEch IT, i,m working as Sr LEcturer in Engg college in Kanpur , UP
    Can u tell me how can we apply for this course?
    is there any kind of brochure or contact available from where i get details

    sid

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  6. MTech(IT) is approved by UGC and this course has offered by KSOU and KSOU is Member University of DEC so, how we can say this is fake degree.
    For Distance Education only DEC approval to be required not for AICTE

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  7. If anyone is facing problem regarding this statement then plz ask with any PHD holder, they will guide you.
    You will not be able to do PHD after this KSOU degree.
    One more thing, Corespondence M.Tech is not valid for any type of Govt lecturer job. You can better check the AICTE site for this statement.

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  8. One wonders why such degrees are approved at all by DEC when they are not valid for a Govt job and private sector also looks down upon them.
    Waste of money and time.

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    1. Certain private sectors companies, even the larger MNCs do consider it to be valid

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  9. What is the role of DEC in providing approval of such degree if it has no value?

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  10. Can the write please specify the authority he/she has to comment on the validity of the course being run by a university?

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  11. The Karnataka State Open University established on 1st June 1996 vide Karnataka Govt. Notification No. ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996 - KSOU Act 1992 is considered to be a reputed Open University amongst the open learning institutions in the country. Keeping in view the educational needs of our country, in general, and state in particular the policies and programmes have been geared to cater to the needy.

    Karnataka State Open University is a recognised University of Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi, permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, UK, Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China, and also has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL).

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  12. Thanks for reviews,
    Simran here
    I am lecturer in college and i discussed this matter with Principal of my college, according to him this course is not valid for permanent grade in college.

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    1. plz dont go for this i have suffered a lot from this ksou i am pursuing again it is bulshit university waste of time and money

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  13. I have done M.Sc.(IT) from KSOU. I am working in Govt. of India organization and just becoz of this degree I got promotion(Sr. Staff Scientist) in my job. So this post is a scrap....

    Is IGNOU(Indira Gandhi National Open University)? answer is NO...

    because distance degree doesn't need any AICTE degree..DEC(Distance Education Council) has approved this Degree ...

    So from my experience I will say this degree is NOT fake or doesn't have any value...

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  14. I have visited KSOU Site and this particular page about the courses they are offering.
    http://www.ksoumysore.com/content/courses.html
    Here it is not mentioned about the M.Tech course at all.By Observing Home page it seems they are updating the site regularly only, but why they did not mentioned about M.Tech(IT) course in this site.I also observed KSOU conducting M.Tech with collaboration from Virtual Education Trust(VET).
    http://vet.pctiltd.com/content/programs_offered.html#mtech
    What is this VET first of all? In VET they say they are offering M.Tech,Collaborator of KSOU. I have not understood this Collaboration concept.
    What kind of approval is given or required by DEC for this collaboration?
    How do we verifty that DEC has approved for KSOU to conduct M.Tech(IT) in collaboration with VET.
    Why M.Tech(IT) not mentioned in course list of KSOU website is a big question for me.
    I request KSOU,VET and DEC to comment on this.

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  15. my question is similar with HEMU,he is 100% correct,in their web site every thing is clear but nothing about ugc-dec approval//VET always show that KSOU is DEC-UGC.....approved--but show us this particular M.Tech is UGC-DEC approved.bcoz it is run by VET nt KSOU directly

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  16. VET always showing that"The Karnataka State Open University established on 1st June 1996 vide Karnataka Govt. Notification No. ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996 - KSOU Act 1992 is considered to be a reputed Open University amongst the open learning institutions in the country. Keeping in view the educational needs of our country, in general, and state in particular the policies and programmes have been geared to cater to the needy.

    Karnataka State Open University is a recognised University of Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Delhi, permanent member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, UK, Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Beijing, China, and also has association with Commonwealth of Learning (COL)."---BUT DEAR VET IT IS REQUESTED TO SHOW LEGAL DEC-UGC APPROVAL LETTER WHICH CONFIRM US THAT :"VET IS APPROVED FOR M.Tech(KSOU) PROGRAM".

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  17. Kindly comment abt the course as otherwise VET is doing false comments with us ,,, kindly VET should make sure abt the affiliation of the couirse ,as our carrier and money is in their hands...

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  18. If the course is not affiliated then VET should not keep us all in dark as otherwise , its we tht we would be facing the problem ,so kindly unite together to confirm all the things so that our carrier do not get blocked due to VET.... Mail this to all of those doing MTech from KSOU. For any suggestion mail me on shaanapney@gmail.com.....

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  19. It is heard that DEC has banned M.Tech. by distance education....is it true?

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  20. Even i also heared d same thing.

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    1. stop saying rubbish.. for colleges AICTE approval is required and it is not required for a university. the certificate is valid everywhere in the Govt. Organisations i don't know about Pvt. Sectors. And it is possible to do PhD after this course.

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  21. Hi everybody.

    I want to clear all ur doubts.After contacting to UGC and AICTE it is must required for all the universities to get approval from DEC.

    For all the professional courses whether it is regular,part time or distance mode approval is required from competent authority like

    Technical courses - AICTE
    Medical - Medical council of India
    Dental - Dental council of India etc

    DEC only gives the approval to universities to run the programme through distance mode.But concerned universities shold get the approval from appropriate councils.

    So M.Tech run by the AICTE does not have any value.For knowledge sake and in private sector u can use this degree

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  22. Sorry it is not Mtech run by AICTE but it is Mtech run bz KSOU

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  23. Sheetalkumar is the most misleading of all here.

    FACT - The All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi or AICTE does not approve of distance learning courses.

    Let alone Engineering, if we were to go by Sheetalkumar's assertion, then all the MBA programs pursued in the Distance Education mode would be worthless. Are all correspndence MBA degree holders jobless?

    FACT - The UGC mandates equal employment opportunities for both regular and correspondence degree holders.

    FACT - The DEC functions under the UGC and is independent of the AICTE. It is the DEC's job to regulate Distance Education programmes, while it is the AICTE's job to regulate full-time technical programmes such as in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy, Management etc. as covered by the provisions of the AICTE Act, 1987.

    sasa and shaan, please do not stoop to the lvel of spread such baseless rumours without ascertaining the facts firsthand.

    The M.Tech in Information Technology is NOT a course that is directly offered by Karnataka State Open University, Mysore. It is a program run in collaboration with a Partner Institution, in this case, Virtual Education Trust, New Delhi.

    And therefore, information regarding the M.Tech(IT) programme will not be found on the 'Courses' page, the link to which Hemu has been kind enough to provide. But I urge you to look at the 'Programs' page. You can get here by simply clicking on 'Programs' in the top tab of the University homepage which is located at
    www.ksoumysore.com

    The 'Programs' homepage is located at
    http://www.ksoumysore.com/content/programme.html

    You can click on "Programs Offered in Collaboration with Partner Institutions" which will take you to
    http://www.ksoumysore.com/content/pro_new.html

    You will find that KSOU runs a variety of Programs in collaboration with Partner Institutions.

    Not only VET, even Aptech is a Partner Institution of KSOU, Mysore.

    Hope this was of some help, Hemu

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  24. i m working as lecturer in one of the NIT and my friend is doing the Mtech I.T from KSOP ..the first question that arise is not that it is approved or not... the question is that how a person can complete Mtech in just two years and that it in distance education... will they be comparable to that one who do the regular Mtech.. NO... and also Aicte allow to do Mtech but any university is not allowed to do this in distance education .. so in my point of view it is fake..may be some private colleges can provide u appointment do to reason that they dont find regular stuff. but once they find...u will be out...so be safe...

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    1. In my opinion a Degree only adds to your profile. If you are capable or have work experience, this degree can be compared to a regular one.
      And not everyone has the time & money to pursue a full time degree

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  25. DEC is related to distance education ..but any course that is technical...need AICTE approval...thats why Mtech IT is not valid

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  26. Dear who u are,
    The degree is to be awarded by KSOU not vet and u must know KSOU has made a mark in distance education and have DEC approval up to 2013.
    for u its true 'little knowledge is dangereous'
    first check then put ur comment

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  27. Dear All,

    Each and every programme running in distance education mode by any university run in association with collaborative institution like Sikkim Manipal University with Manipal Universal Learning, Annamali University with Bharti Resources, Global Open Univesity with Apex etc.

    M.Tech(IT) degree awarded by Karnataka State Open University not by VET.

    Every programme running in distance education mode does not require AICTE approval it requires only UGC & DEC approval. Decision is already posted by AICTE in different new paper regularly.

    If anyone have doubt in program please ask your query to AICTE,UGC,DEC before taking any decision. You can get information by respective person under RTI act within a week.

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  28. Amit who claims to be a lecturer at one of the NITs seems to be absolutely unaware of the provisions of the AICTE Act, 1987.

    AICTE is not just the approval body for full-time courses in Engineering, but also other technical courses like MBA, MCA, Hotel Management and Pharmacy.
    www.aicte.ernet.in

    If we were to go by Amit's logic, does that mean all the distance education MBA courses run by almost all the universities in India are invalid?

    "the question is that how a person can complete Mtech in just two years and that it in distance education"
    Amit, let alone NIT, are you really an engineering college lecturer in the first place? Are you so really so unaware of the fact that the M.Tech program is only of two years duration, irrespective of the mode of delivery?

    To answer your question-the same way people work and study simultaneously and get other technical degrees such as the Master of Business Administration.

    If only AICTE approved courses are valid, according to your misinformed opinion, then the B.Tech courses offered at the Indian Institutes of technology must too be invalid as they are not approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.

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  29. Hi !Dear all
    Can any body tell me about M.tech 3rd sem. project sysnopsis & Dessertation ? I want to select VPN. It is OK ?

    ---Vaishali Navani.

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  30. hi all
    i have no doubt that karnataka open university is fine as its approved by ugc, but here the discussion is about the m.tech course.. first i want to say m.tech is a technical course, so it must be approved by the aicte (and the university which is providing should be approved by the ugc) here the problem is that university is approved but the course is not approved... because approving technical degree doesnt come under the university decision. all university which are providing the technical courses like GGS IP university, UP tech univ., etc etc are approved by ugc and their b.tech, m.tech mca mba are approved by aicte.
    even IGNOU's mca and mba are approved by the aicte (even they are distance programs)
    now the people says that it means all the correspondance degree which are not approved by the aicte are useless.. technical one can say 'yes' because they are not approved by aicte...
    but if the course is approved by aicte.. they are good for govt job. like IIM providing pgdm ( not MBA), their pgdc is approved by aicte and not by ugc.. and everyone know that they are good enough for govt job.
    so plz dnt waste your money and time if you are looking for ph.d or govt job.. dnt join m.tech from ksou if u want to be in govt job or want to do ph.d
    technically m.tech from ksou is a fake..

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    1. I myself have completed my M.Tech from KSOU, and i got a decent job in private sector.
      Even one of my friends got a promotion in his own company after completing the course.
      I don't understand the point of calling it a fake, when companies consider it valid & you a get a job/promotion after completing the degree

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  31. I am a Student of MTech IT 1st Sem. I have read in newspaper (Indian express) that Recently govt issued a order reagarding BTech,MTech by distance education.The order is, no university can offer the above mentioned courses under distance mode. KSOU is a recognised university. After knowing the goverment ban on distance BTech, MTech Still they are offering the MTech(IT). Another thing though
    I read the news in newspaper but unable to find any notice regarding the above ban in MHRD website. If goverment is imposing ban on any subject or course they should publicly notice this.
    So I am very much confuse about that, I should continue the course or not. Can any body give a clear idea or advice to me. Please help.

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  32. @ k. barthwal

    "here the problem is that university is approved but the course is not approved... because approving technical degree doesnt come under the university decision."

    Then all the B.Tech Engineering degrees awarded by the Indian Institutes of Technology too must be fake, since they are not approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.

    Going by that scale of reasoning, does that mean that UP Technical University is better than the IITs? Get real..

    To all those who say that without AICTE approval an engineering course run by a UGC-recognised University is a 'fake'
    WOULD YOU DARE MAKE THE SAME COMMENT ABOUT THE B.TECH DEGREES AWARDED BY THE INDIAN INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY WHICH DO NOT HAVE AICTE APPROVAL?

    Why single out KSOU alone? Forget the internationally renowned IITs, even nationally-ranked institutions like BITS Pilani and SRM University, Chennai do not have AICTE approval for all their B.Tech programmes.

    The Hon. Supreme Court has ruled in the famous Bharathidasan University versus AICTE case that it is not obligatory for a university, created under an Act of a competent legislature, to seek and secure prior approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to start a department for imparting a course or programme in technical education or a technical institution as an adjunct to the university itself to conduct technical courses of its choice and selection.
    http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/2001/09/25/stories/0225000l.htm

    Anyone who thinks that they are better judges or interpreters of the law than the Honourable Supreme Court of India is feel to do so, its still a free country. What he/she is not free to do is to make defamatory statements that are contrary to, and devoid of the truth.


    "like IIM providing pgdm ( not MBA), their pgdc is approved by aicte and not by ugc.. and everyone know that they are good enough for govt job."

    First of all, the IIMs do not provide any 'pgdm' or 'pgdc', as you claim; nor have they ever done so in the past. What they offer is a Post Graduate Program in Management, abbreviated as PGP and not some Diploma. The reason why they do not award degrees is because the IIMs do not have University status and therefore are not legally authorised to award degrees.
    http://www.iimb.ernet.in/programmes

    Secondly, please provide the link to atleast one Government job that states the educational requirement as 'Post Graduate Diploma in Management'. What Government jobs ask for is MBA or equivalent, atleast for managerial positions. Not every PGDM/PGDBA is equivalent to an MBA. It is equivalent to an MBA only if it is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities(AIU) as equivalent to an MBA, something which is seen only in the top B-schools in the country. What I'm trying to say is, mere AICTE approval of your course alone will not render you eligible for Government jobs.

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  33. As per AICTE if any university is authorised to run distance education and approved by DEC, AICTE approval is not required.

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  34. My point is that what is 'Virtual Education Trust' doing between DEC and Karnataka State open University. Their are many University like MDU,SMU and PTU provided Distance Education, they provide all the information in their own website, not only but the study center.
    I am trying to do M.Tech (IT) from KSOU, when i call and talk with Registrar of KSOU then he told me that i can get the information from VET New Delhi and M.Tech(IT) program is running from their side also.

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  35. Government of India's Gazette Notification No.44 dated 01.03.1995 issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development


    ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION
    (A Statutory Body of Government of India)

    7th Floor, Chanderlok Building, Janpath,
    New Delhi – 110 001 Ph: 23724151-57

    Advt. No.: UB/02(02)2010

    As per Government of India`s Gazette Notification No.44 dated 01.03.1995 issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Education), the qualifications acquired by individuals through distance education mode are recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government, provided, these have been approved by Distance Education Council (DEC)-Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi and wherever necessary by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The technical education programmes, which fall under the purview of AICTE are in the fields of Engineering, Technology including MCA, Architecture, Town Planning, Management, Pharmacy, Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Applied Arts & Crafts and such other programme and areas as notified by the council from time to time, with the approval of the Government.

    It has been the policy of the AICTE, not to recognize the qualifications acquired through distance education mode at Diploma, Bachelors & Master`s level in the fields of Engineering, Technology including MCA, Architecture, Town Planning, Pharmacy, Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Applied Arts & Crafts and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). AICTE has the policy to consider only MBA and MCA through distance mode for its recognition. All the existing students / prospective students pursuing/ wanting to pursue any educational programme in the above mentioned fields are hereby advised to check the approval by Joint Committee of DEC, UGC and AICTE on AICTE`s web portal at www.aicte-india.org. In the absence of the said approval the MBA & MCA qualifications acquired through distance mode may not be recognized for the purpose of employment under Central Government.

    MEMBER SECRETARY

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  36. There you have it, AICTE themselves saying that it is not their policy to recognise distance education Engineering degrees; and also in the same breath, saying that such qualifications are recognised for the purposes of employment to posts and services under the Central Government, provided these have been approved by Distance Education Council (DEC)

    Straight from the horse's mouth. Need anything more be said about the validity of the M.Tech(IT)programme of Karnataka State Open University, Mysore?

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  37. ..........these have been approved by Distance Education Council (DEC)-Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi and wherever necessary by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The technical education programmes, which fall under the purview of AICTE are in the fields of Engineering, Technology including MCA, Architecture, .........

    In their order itself it is mentioned that apart from approval from DEC approval from AICTE is also necessary because M.Tech. is technical degree.

    So M.Tech.from KSOU is not having any validity or recognisation.

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  38. be +ve in life....
    Dont Take tension Do M.tech (IT) From ksou is 100% valid i can prove it.. i have all the answers,,

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  39. Mr. Rajbir

    I appreciate your comment be +ve in life....`ok
    Every one should be positive in life.Here if the course is not approved by AICTE, then what is the meaning of your statement?


    Toby commented that AICTE does not recognise any distance education courses.If so then why AICTE has given approval to MBA course run by IGNOU? MBA course run by IGNOU is not regular, it is distance learning course.

    So all the degree holders can put M.Tech.after their name for name sake but I am sure nobody will give you job or promotion in Govt sector.

    If you go to any private industry,they can give you better job,promotion, salaries because for them M.Tech. is just qulification and not going to enquire much about its recognition. Because private sectors (most of the companies are software services like Infy,TCS,Satyam) extract maximum output from you because of tight schedules of delivarables committed to customers.
    They dont have time to do all such things because you are going to do job upto life long.Within 3 to 4 years you may leave the company and join some other company.

    So M.Tech. is not valid degree.

    If you have sufficient evidence, prove it no body stops you.

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  40. This is a clear case of turning a blind eye to the facts.

    sksheetal, can you not read?
    "AICTE has the policy to consider only MBA and MCA through distance mode for its recognition."

    That is the reason why IGNOU's MBA programme has been approved by the AICTE. There is no point in comparing programmes that AICTE approves to programmes that AICTE does not have a policy of approving.

    This has been pointed out in many journalism schools as how to misquote people.

    Consider this example

    The Minister remarked, "To the best of my knowledge, he is not a corrupt officer"

    becomes
    The Minister remarked, "To the best of my knowledge, he is..a corrupt officer"

    See how misleading it can become?

    Unfortunately, that is what sksheetal has attempted to do.

    This is exactly what is termed as taking words out of context.

    If you read the full statement, which is
    "As per Government of India`s Gazette Notification No.44 dated 01.03.1995 issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Education), the qualifications acquired by individuals through distance education mode are recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government, provided, these have been approved by Distance Education Council (DEC)-Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi and wherever necessary by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi."

    It says 'wherever necessary by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi'

    AICTE says that it is not their policy to recognise distance education programs in Engineering and Technology as given by the first sentence of the second paragraph in the aforesaid advertisement. Then by what means do you say it is necessary/required to get promotions in the 'Government sector'(which is again a misleading term) when the advertisement specifically says so otherwise?

    Here is why the term 'Government sector' in your post is misleading. One could argue that since the advertisement mentions only Central Government institutions, it does not apply to State Government institutions. Rightfully said. It is upto State Governments whether or not to accept such distance education qualifications. That is a matter of State Government policy. You should have been more clear here, in your posting.

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  41. Dear all

    shocking news to all those who believed that M.Tech. is valid degree. In AICTE website itself it is given KSOU M.Tech.running jointly with VET is unapproved and not a valid degree.
    Download the list and goto sl. no. 114

    http://www.aicte-india.org/ungeneralinstitutions.htm

    If it is not the duty of AICTE to recognise courses running though distance mode then what is necessary for AICTE to list all unapproved technical courses in its website.

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  42. @sksheetal:
    thanks sksheetal to make crystal clear image of karnataka state open university. Now its up to everyone how they react after checking the list.

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  43. It is requested to all the current students of KSOU Mysore M.Tech. and aspirants also dont waste your time and money by knowing that it is unapproved degree and does not have any validity.

    http://www.aicte-india.org/ungeneralinstitutions.htm


    Download the list and goto sl. no. 114

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  44. Dear
    sksheetal and Patek Phillipe Lover,

    have you go through the complete list of unapproval college/university names. Two most important name of Distance Education provider University name also included their.

    1 Sikkim Manipal University
    2 ICFAI Institute

    now you give ur comments, I m not sure about MTech Program of KSOU is valid or not but till date it's not prove that it is not valid

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  45. Mr.Toby, T and Mr.Rajbir

    now it is your turn to prove that it is valid degree.

    I know you cant prove.Half knowledge is very dangerous.

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  46. Mr. Manu

    I think you have not go through the complete list of unapproval college/university names.

    some of the technical courses ie B.Tech,MCA,MBA run by Sikkim Manipal Univeristy and ICFAI are not approved.

    No where it is mentioned that these universities are not valid. All the degrees awarded by these varsities are valid except some technical courses which really requires AICTE approval.

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  48. Mr.Manu

    I think u have not understood my comment,all courses offered by SMU and ICFAI are not valid which requires AICTE approval.General degree courses which do not require AICTE approval are valid because SMU and ICFAI are approved by both UGC and DEC:

    Why you are thinking that present time only these three degrees have velues.These univeristies are not established to run only technical courses like MBA,MCA or M.Tech. but also courses in arts,science,commerce and others stream.Students who opt for BA;BCOM;Msc and other general degree courses will get benefit from these univeristies.

    Even after completion of these general degrees which are not technical they may go for higher studies,can do govt jobs,can write compititive exams like IAS;IPS etc,can do call centres jobs.

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  49. AICTE Policy

    All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is mandated by Parliament for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education system throughout the country. It is responsible of promotion, qualitative improvement and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the technical education system and for matters connected therewith.

    The ‘technical education’ as defined under AICTE Act 1987, includes programme of education, research and training, engineering, technology, architecture, town planning, management, pharmacy and applied arts & crafts.

    The technical education system in the country, at present, offers technical education programs through conventional face to face and distance mode of education. The distance mode of education includes delivery of courses through correspondence i.e., reading material management course by electronic or other modes like on line education etc. The maintenance of standards of technical education imparted through distance mode has two aspects. One is the delivery mechanism the courses/programmes (through distance mode) and the other is quality and relevance of the contents of the course. The first aspect i.e., delivery of the courses/programmes (through distance mode) is taken care by the Distance Education Council (DEC) Statutory Authority of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), which is mandated by Parliament for promotion and development of distance education systems in the country and determination of the standards therein. As regards quality and relevance of the courses/programmes in technical education, it is for AICTE to regulate and maintain it.

    Further, Government of India, as an employer, had clarified its position with regard to the recognition of the qualifications earned through distance mode vide Gazette Notification No. 44 dated 1st March 1995 which inter-alia, states that only such qualifications earned through distance mode, which are approved by DEC and wherever necessary, by AICTE, are recognized for the purpose of employment under Central Government. A number of Government organizations and State Governments have adopted this parameter for recognizing the qualification acquired through the distance mode for employment under them. Giving consideration to the Government of India’s position clarified through Gazette Notification mentioned above as also to discharge its duties in respect of determination and maintenance of the standards of technical education, AICTE enunciates the following policy in respect of technical education through distance mode.
    The programmes, conducted through distance mode, leading to MBA and MCA degrees shall only be recognized by AICTE.

    The University, institutions offering MBA and MCA programme through distance mode shall have the infrastructure as prescribed by AICTE, for MBA & MCA programmes.

    Institutions/Universities shall prescribe course material, for complete MBA and MCA programmes through distance mode, which should be equivalent to at least 1500 hours of classroom teaching. The student enrolled for these programmes shall successfully complete the said course work before award of degree. However, the students shall be allowed to complete this course work in flexible mode.

    There shall be mandatory internship of six months for both these programmes.

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  50. AICTE Approval based on some Guidelines, if Universities full fill the terms & conditions, then MBA, MCA or other technical Education are approved by AICTE.
    Not only MBA,MCA are technical education, Sikkim Manipal and other university given degree in MSC(IT/CS) also, these all are technical educational and come in these guidelines.

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  51. overall comment is M.Tech. degree from KSOU does not have any value or recognition.

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  52. I did check the list of institutions not recognised by the AICTE, available at the link you provided and what I found at Sl. No. 114 was

    114 Venkat Educational Academy
    2nd Floor, Adam Arcade, 40- 5- 19/20, Near Siddhartha Circle Opp. Mogal Rajapuram Caves, A. P.
    [1] Study Centre Karnataka State Open University

    What is on the list is only a study centre of Karnataka State Open University, and not the University itself.

    Let us see why.

    Let us just take a closer look at what AICTE says before making such statements, shall we?

    http://www.aicte-india.org/downloads/public_notice_distance_education2.jpg

    Specifically, why don't you read the last sentence of (iv), which says
    "Further, all institutions running technical education programmes in collaboration with any university requires prior approval of AICTE"

    Which is why Venkat Educational Academy is on the list and not Karnataka State Open University itself. If you read the whole of (iv) in the Advertisement, you will find that
    "university do not require prior approval of AICTE to commence a new department or course and programmes in technical education"

    To summarise,

    1. The Hon. Supreme Court has ruled in the famous Bharathidasan University versus AICTE case that it is not obligatory for a university, created under an Act of a competent legislature, to seek and secure prior approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to start a department for imparting a course or programme in technical education or a technical institution as an adjunct to the university itself to conduct technical courses of its choice and selection.
    http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/2001/09/25/stories/0225000l.htm

    From AICTE Advt. No.: UB/02(02)2010

    2.It has been the policy of the AICTE, not to recognize the qualifications acquired through distance education mode at Diploma, Bachelors & Master`s level in the fields of Engineering, Technology

    3.AICTE has the policy to consider only MBA and MCA through distance mode for its recognition.

    sksheetal, I will agree with you that the M.Tech.(IT) programme of Karnataka State Open University, Mysore is not recognised by the AICTE. But that is because of two factors

    i. AICTE approval is not required for an Engineering programme run in the distance education mode leading to a Master's degree.

    ii. AICTE does not even have a policy of recognising such programmes.

    But please do not keep saying over and over again that the degree does not have any value or recognition, when the Government of India vide Gazette Notification No. 44 dated 1st March 1995 itself says that such qualifications are recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government.

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  53. Hi All,

    LIST OF UNAPPROVED INSTITUTIONS RUNNING TECHNICAL PROGRAMMES WITHOUT AICTE APPROVAL showing institute name Venkat Educational Academy,A.P. but here M.Tech(it) cource is provided by Virtual Education Trust(VET), New Delhi.

    So this list does not proive any crystal cliarity on Mtech degree vaildation from KSOU with collabration of VET, Delhi.

    Waiting for reply.......

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  54. finalllllllllllllly...


    IS THIS DEGREE VALID OR NOT ????

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  55. I suggest to all of you, if you have any query related to degree validation then surely contact with KSOU and AICTE, via phone or send a written letter.
    If you r very serious then fill RTI, each and every things will be crystal clear.

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  56. Dear All
    Please read this document carefully:

    F. No. DEC/2010/
    Dated: 29.03.10


    NOTIFICATION

    Sub: Territorial Jurisdiction in offering programmes through distance mode – reg.,

    The Council in its 28th meeting held on 23rd March, 2007, had decided that jurisdiction for offering programmes through distance mode will be as per the Acts and Statutes of the concerned university. However, in the ninth Joint Committee meeting of UGC-AICTE & DEC held on 17.08.2009, regarding territorial jurisdiction for offering programmes through distance mode, it was decided that the latest UGC notifications will prevail over all previous notifications and circulars of the DEC.
    On the requests received from various institutions offering programmes through distance mode requesting DEC to reconsider its decision on territorial jurisdiction the matter was referred to the Council for its consideration. In its 35th meeting the Council noted that distance education and online education cannot have the Territorial Jurisdiction. Further, it was decided that in case of Central Universities and the State Universities, the Territorial Jurisdiction will be as per their Acts and Statutes for offering programmes through distance mode. The Territorial Jurisdiction in case of Deemed Universities will be as per UGC, which mandates the prior approval of the UGC for opening Centres / off Campus Centres outside the Headquarters. The Territorial Jurisdiction in case of Private Institutions (other than Universities) will be as decided by the Joint Committee.

    This is issued with the approval of the Chairman, DEC.

    Yours sincerely,



    (Manjulika Srivastava)

    To

    The Registrars of DEIs & SOUs


    Copt to:
    The Directors of DEIs


    This letter is on the DEC website and please see
    the ugc website where they listed 255 university name and Karnataka State Open University is also there. At the end of the list
    ugc said somthing please read.

    All M.Tech(IT) Students from KSOU , dont worry
    your Degree is Valid Degree.

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  57. Each and evry day i follow your comments but your comments not appropriate for the subject.
    Do you know guys that IGNOU recently starting M.Tech course in collaboration with Rajgiri Education Trust. Now what is your answer?

    KSOU run M.Tech(IT) and other Courses with colaboration with VET.

    Do you know what is VET?
    Virtual Education Trust is a part of PCTI Group.
    PCTI is a Society. It is under Indian Society for Technical Education- A body of AICTE.This is the reason that why VET is not under the unapproved institutions list of AICTE.

    Dear all first know about society and trust then judge that AICTE approval needed or not?

    PCTI is a Society not Eng. College or Institute and VET is a part of PCTI.

    Please go to this site....
    http://pcti.pctiltd.com/content/about.html

    I think you all got your answer.
    not only M.Tech(IT) each and every course valid which is running under VET.

    If any body have any question please ask.

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  58. As per the supreme court judgement, deemed universities/ open universities do not require AICTE recognition to run any technical courses.Even aicte cites this fact on its website. the famous AMITY University B.TECH and M.TEch are also not AICTE recognised, but they are well accepted in the INDUSTRY.

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  59. All this hoopla over a non issue:

    1. M.Tech-IT Degree in question here is offered through Distance Mode and is offered directly by KSOU (AICTE does not approve Distance Courses and Does not approve Universities), hence AICTE does not have any role here (please refer to the AICTE website itself stating this in clear terms.)
    2. Distance Education Courses require two kind of approvals: UGC (to the offering university) and DEC. Both these approvals are there with the course.
    3. VET is merely the "conducting" partner for the course. It does not own the course. The Course belongs to KSOU.
    4. A public Notice on DEC website (please check) clearly states that any Distance Education course approved by DEC is valid for Central Govt Jobs.

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  60. Dear All,
    Please take things in the right sense.What matters is our talent and exuberence.My friend had completed his graduation from non aicte approved inst but now he is in a top most posistion.
    We have to do what we have taken in our hands and leave rest to God.

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  61. all courses offered from ksou are valid..me working ans a software engineer in infopark kakkanad.. i completed my mtech in ksou.. so no need to worry friends.. go aheadf for more info about validity and recog pls ct 09645300267

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  62. @ SOJAN
    Dear friend, We are talking about this degree is valid for lecturership or not. You are working in company with this degree doesn't mean that its valid.
    We want proof about its validation.

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  63. B.Tech from IGNOU is running since last so many years but it is not approved by AICTE. So dear friends doing M.Tech from KSOU b eing a open university and a permanent member of DEC is fully valid. If it has not been valid,AICTE must have had given direct notice in newspaper or on its website. UGC could also have given such type of notice in its site but no notice is there.

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  64. Hi Freind,

    So ,i read all the comments,but whether KSOU it is UGC reccognised or not ??????

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  65. yes sona KSOU is UGC recognised university

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  66. Will I be eligible to do P.hd from good universities if i do this this course?

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  67. AICTE does not approve B.Tech. and M.Tech. programmes by distance mode. In case such programmes ard offered by Open universities through study centres or franchise, the study centres or franchise need prior approval of AICTE. No such approval has been given by AICTE so far.

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  68. Dear Jijo, AICTE has not issued any approval to any Study/ Learning Center running distance education course as it does not have the authority to do so. AICTE can approve ONLY istitutions running regular courses. A distance education/ correspondence course has to be approved by DEC instead of AICTE (just as DEC does not approve any regular course). All courses offered by any UGC & DEC recognised university are valid for any Central Govt. Job, as stated in the public notice available on www.dec.ac.in

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  69. Does anybody filled the RTI in UGC or in DEC regarding the status of this degree

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  70. Here many people with very little knowledge are writing wrong information and misleading others.

    First of all for any State or Central or Deemed University AICTE appoval is not at all requied to stat any Technical course full time or part time or Correspondence.
    This was a supeme court judgement in favour of bharathidasan university years back. There are many universities which are providing M.Tech degree with out AICTE appoval. If the Degree is from a UGC rechonized univesity it is valid for govt and private sector and to do higher studies like Phd.
    Examples of Univesity where M.Tech Degrees are provided without any like with AICTE are Hyderabad Central University, JNU delhi, Utkal Univesity, Orissa, bharathidasan university..
    Only for affiliated colleges under any university AICTE approval is required.

    In case of colleges or univesity final degrees will be given by a university only.

    For govt post they always ask a degree from a rechonized university.

    After all AICTE is going to be scraped in near featue by MHRD and universities will monitor their programs and provide degree.

    Of course for Distance education courses it needs DEC approval.DEC is a independent body under MHRD.
    MCA is also a technical course and given by Correspondence and distance education cell of many university like madras, pudhuchery, andhra, sikim manipal. Are these MCA Correspondence degrees has aicte approval????

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  72. i am already working as lecturer in Engineering college for last 6 years and in 2009 i enrolled MTECH from ksou wil my degree will be valid or getting sixth pay salary

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  73. u are getting 6th pay commission only bcoz u have 6 year experience not bcoz of ksou m.tech.
    at this stage any one can get the 6th pay but not for 1 year or 2 year experience with ksou degree.

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  74. m doing m.tech from karnataka open university.. i want to see the sample papers of 1st semester so i could get the idea about my subjects.

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  75. join m.tech it from KSOU COMMUNITY FOR MOR INFORMATION

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  76. Kurukshetra University Panel rejects M.Tech from KSOU candidates. According to them its not valid. Kurukshetra University is well known university in India. Guys wake up.

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  77. hi ...this is ravi...with solution of your problems.any degree ,diploma even it is tech or no tech,if it is approved by DEC then it is valid for everything.aicte approval is only for regular collage.aicte does not have authority to approve UNIVERCITIES.

    this is for those who thinking i am not ryt

    http://www.ycmou.com/lms/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=1304

    click on this link.
    PTU is running MSC it and other distance prog through DEC,only PTU collages are approved by AICTE ,not learning center degrees,

    this is prooved with RTI enquiry
    so do any degree even it is technical with DEC recognized univercity

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  78. one more thing..
    UGC is for universities recognizability
    DEC for distance education
    AICTE for technical courses for regular collages

    so DEC recognized technical courses from any university(ugc is must)does not requires AICTE.

    please stop it all now

    http://www.ycmou.com/lms/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=1304

    follow it

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  79. is there any other univ for mtech in distence mode???? pls....

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  80. Devi Ahilya University conducts
    M.Tech. Energy Management through Distance Education. Please visit for details and approval
    web-http://www.sees.dauniv.ac.in/

    BITS pilani also conducts MS since several years.

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  81. How a state Govt University programme can be useless?Please note that all programme run by KSOU and other Govt Universities are very much valid for Govt employment. This MTech in IT by KSOU is acceptable in all colleges where UGC rules follows or in University and one can go for PhD in University campus if the applicant fulfils all other criteria.Yes it may create problem in colleges where AICTE rules follows but again depends on management decision (as told by KSOU) KSOU confirmed that statement to me over phone. I have checked and found that there are several Universities in India which accepts KSOU MTech for their PhD programme.

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  82. Dear asim
    90% of engineering colleges in india follows AICTE rules. So why anybdy wants to take risk(acc. to u) and just depends upon the management decision to get permanent in college.
    If panel rejects a candidate in interview because of ksou M.Tech then no management will take interest in it.

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  83. Dear Patek,

    This MTech is useful for those who are already in Industry and may not be so useful for a fresher.freshers are always advised to take full time course in Campus.The objective of Open University is little different from conventional University.I just wanted to inform about the recognisation that it is not a fake !

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  84. http://www.imsec.ac.in/faculty.jsp

    Check this AICTE approved college, web site says they have a faculty with KSOU MTech.

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  85. UGC is for universities recognizability
    DEC for distance education
    AICTE for technical courses for regular collages

    so DEC recognized technical courses from any university(ugc is must)does not requires AICTE.

    VISIONTECH COLLEGE
    HYDERABAD

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  86. hai
    IF I WANT TO OPEN A COLLEGE FOR RUNNING BTECH,MTECH
    FIRSTLY I HAVE TO TAKE PERMISSION FROM AICTE
    IF AICTE GIVES PERMISSION THAN I HAVE TO TAKE PERMISSION FROM LOCAQL STATE GOVT

    I THINK U ALL KNOW

    HENCE AICTE IS FOR REGULAR COLLEGE
    WHEN UNIVERSITY IS AWARDING MTECH(ALL)
    DEGREE THAN Y PUBLIC NOTICE TO STUDENTS

    I REQUEST AICTE TO GIVE NOTICES TO UNIVERSITIES

    BUT HOW CAN THEY GIVE
    WHEN IGNOU IS RUNNING TECHNICAL COURSE IN DISTANCE THAN Y NOT KSOU

    U DECIDE

    IS IGNOU CERTIFICATE NOT VALID?

    VISIONTECH COLLEGE
    HYDERABAD

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  87. what about ksou new funda...www.ksouonline.com...i am totaly confused...is mtech in distance mode approved??....then except ignou....which will be good in for mtech (IT) in distance....i mean...which one is not fake...pls...help...

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  88. KSOU is recognised by DEC. DEC approval will suffice for distance mode programs as per the AICTE Policy which can be viewed at --> http://www.aicte-india.org/distancedupolicy.htm . AICTE recognition is required for MBA & MCA only through Distance Education.

    Further, in the list of Open Universities in India, KSOU is listed in AICTE web site-->http://www.aicte-india.org/statisticuniversities.htm . UGC has clarified that admission to the Universities listed in their notification (dated 25-August-2010) can be taken. --> http://www.ugc.ac.in/inside/stateunivupdated250810.pdf

    Keeping all these in view, I came to understand that one can go M.Tech (IT) from KSOU.

    --Rajesh

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  89. The List of Programmes offered by KSOU can be seen at www.ksouonline.com in which M.Tech(IT) is shown.

    Rajesh

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  90. M.Tech offered by Manav Bharti University in CSE is valid for lecturership job as per survey. For more information contact:-
    Er. Rakesh Dhiman +91-9896099290

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  91. Patek,

    You write earlier...............
    Kurukshetra University Panel rejects M.Tech from KSOU candidates. According to them its not valid............
    Do you have a proof of your claim ? I doubt. If so pleasepost it. This could be the enough reason to move in a court. KSOU advises to move to RTI because a State or a Central University dont require any AICTE approval, thats why IGNOU conducts programme BTech or MTech or PhD by following UGC. Ksou have their own act passed by Governor.IIIT Pune conduct MTech of IGNOU. Will you say a IIIT degree is invalid?

    So Guys no problem...just go ahead nothing wrong with KSOU MTech.

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  92. M.Tech(IT) offered by KSOU is valid in all terms. AICTE approval is not required for Open Universities. There is one National Open University (IGNOU) and 19 State Open Universities which are established by an act of Parlianment (or) State legislature. So go ahead folks. Don't go back with unneccessary discussions.

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  93. @ ASIM

    Sir, I am updating this blog only for the betterment of others so that no one will face any problem after completing 2 years. For a permanent position in college one have to face the panel interview. But kurukshetra university panel told the person that "U wasted ur money and time by doing this course". Nobody can force the panel to recruit him. Even we cant argue with them.

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  94. For Approved M.Tech contact:- +91-9896099290

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  95. Patek,

    I had a talk with Kurukshetra University regarding recognisation issue and they just told me that this can not be the only limiting factor to turn down any application. Please do not post cock and bull story just to make people confuse.

    You need to prove statement otherwise I am not in a position to accept your statement. Why dont you move to UGC or Court to prove your statement?

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  96. Your Future Your Life .....
    Take your own decision. If anybody wants to spoil his future then its up to him. I can only guide but not force anybody. I am not confusing anyone.

    Its a old saying that "Bhalai Ka Zamana Hi Nai Hai"
    So enjoy wasting your time.

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  97. I am an NRI staying in Western Europe in a permanent role and my current employer recognise this university very well. So if anybody wasteing time to make a carrer like me then I guess everybody will do . What you will say ?
    I have been watching your posting since a long time and that's I came into picture.

    Hope you will understand that others khows matter better than you.

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  98. My friend is facing the problem after completing the degree from ksou so how can i guide anybody to do this degree from this university.
    Now he is going to join M.tech from KUK after wasting 2 years in ksou. what do you say buddy.

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  99. A contact would have been made with KSOU and or VET regarding this issue. They are in a best position to clarify this denial.

    He would have join in a PhD and after completing that he can have post of Associate Professor. I feel doing another Mtech is nothing but waste of time too.

    The basic salary of a PhD holder is much higher than that of an MTech.

    Anyway it is upto your friend, if he is in industry then an MBA could be a better option.

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  100. Dear all,

    if you visit ugc website

    http://www.ugc.ac.in/inside/stateuni.html

    it is clearly written that

    The above 259 Universities are competent to award degrees as specified by
    UGC under Section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956 with the approval of the statutory councils,
    wherever required at their main campus. Wherever the approval of the statutory council
    is not a pre-requisite to start a programme, the Universities are required to maintain the
    minimum standards regarding academic and physical infrastructure as laid down by the
    concerned statutory council.

    Course(s) under distance mode can be started by the State University only after
    the prior approval of the UGC-AICTE and DEC joint Committee for which Director,
    Distance Education Council, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068 is the
    Coordinator.

    So KSOU is state univeristy running Mtech regular course so aicte approvalk is not required.

    If it is running Mtech in distance mode then
    UGC-AICTE and DEC joint Committee approval is required

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  101. The M.Tech(IT) of Virtual Education Trust-Karnataka state Open University is fully valid by UGC, AICTE and DEC. Anyone who is having M.Tech.(IT) DEGREE as a distance education mode is fully eligible for a job as a Assistant Professor in a Government as well as a Private Engineering College in India. As per the constitution of India and various govt. notifications in Gazzette of India, No discrimnation can be done to distance education which is very valuable to those who can not afford costly regular education.
    India is a developing country which has very less number(around 467)universities which can not cater to the educational needs of poor and needy people so distance education is a boon for those who want to study while working on regular jobs. Distance education has a great benefit for women,rural and handicapped people also.

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  102. Karnataka state open university is a GOVERNMENT STATE university and ANY DEGREE AWARDED BY KSOU UNIVERSITY, KARNATAKA IS FULLY VALID FOR JOBS IN GOVERNMENT SECTOR AND PRIVATE SECTOR. Karnataka state open university is far better than those private universities in India who are looting excessive money from students. It is better to get a degree at a REASONABLE FEES from a GOVERNMENT UNIVERSITY THAN A DEGREE FROM AN EXPENSIVE PRIVATE UNIVERSITY

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  103. I think Patek Phillipe Lover is a STRONG ENEMY of KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY. The very name PATEK PHILLIPE LOVER IS VERY DOUBTFUL, IT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE AN ORIGINAL NAME. HE IS VITIATING THE MINDS OF STUDENTS AGAINST KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY. I would request the students not to believe the lies and false statements against KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY. KSOU is providing quality education at a reasonable fees. Instead of spending huge fees in private universities, you should get valid degrees from Government university, KSOU.

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  104. Hi,

    Thanks to Mr Varun. The validity of Joint committe is already expired on May 2010. Yes this is very much valid at least in jobs of Govt of Karnataka and to get a admission in PhD. There may be huge change in the system of recognisation after passing NCHER bills in 2011. The power of AICTE will be limited if exists.

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  105. @ Varun
    hello varun, my name is Er.Sandeep Singh Bindra and its a valid name. I am a fan of Patek Phillipe Watch so i displayed this name and image of my watch. I think its enough to explain u.
    M not the enemy of this university. M just giving my views. If u have no problem then do that course and come again after 2 years to share ur experience.

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  106. Is thier any RTI regarding this? Approvel of M.tech.(IT)

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  107. You may write to RTI for this. This course is not yet approved by AICTE but IGNOU-VIEP or others conducting engg degree course that they believe MHRD notice to stop BE/Btech by correspondence is not applicable to them. A lot of things are not clear but in a minimum I can say that this is recognised at least in Karnataka.

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  108. now for distance eduation also u need joint approval of "AICTE-DEC-UGC" then only ur degree is considered valid for any sort of job. Many universities like PTU have got this approval for their distance education courses

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  109. It is valid within state and govt job although this programme yet to be approved from Joint Committe. You make check this from anywhere but all India approval is in question. A degree from a state Govt university in any form cannot be fake. Be sure on that!

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  110. Once again KSOU candidate with M.Tech IT degree rejected in panel interview.

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  111. It is now accepted for PhD admission in lot of university including Govt University and Lectureship (AICTE). Once you have a PhD then you can have a very good position in teaching either in salary wise or in seniority. So forget about nonsense posting which makes student confused.

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  112. IIMTVARARNASI.AC.IN offers all programs from diploma to gradutions,engineering and Post gradudation/Sc.Engineering and PHD under one roof with more then 30+ Universities programs.
    please mail us your queries.to our helpline id.
    murtaza@iimtvaranasi.in

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  113. Please check the recognisation status of some universities listed in IIMTVARARNASI.AC.IN, anyway this cant be a alternative solution of the KSOU MTech Students !

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  114. so confusing. atleast i wasted my 3 hours in reading all posts but reached no where..plz someone explain clearly..whether mtech(it) has valid from joint commitee or not?

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  115. Joint Committee mans a forum of DEC-UGC-AICTE.
    If it do not have AICTE approval then how the question of Joint Committe comes? That means you have not gone through the all postings properly and no one has told you to waste your time by reading this blog !

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  116. http://www.vet.pctiltd.com/download/mtech_quali.pdf
    please check this link.......u will get ur answer

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  117. what the above link shows ? its not giving any answer buddy.

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  119. sir i am a B.Tech(Applied Electronics) graduate and now want to do M.Tech so is M.Tech from your university will be helpful to me for my lecturership career. will I get UGC approval on the basis of your university degree is this AICTE approved?

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  120. @ Parihar
    sorry buddy its not official blog of KSOU
    Go thru frm this blog u ll get ur answer.

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  121. Dear All,

    Karnataka state open university M.tech IT is a valid course and there is a information of this course on there official site... might be you did not find so i am pasting here the www.ksoumysore.edu.in/QPMTech.html and VET is also has the same information about the course means this course is valid and there is lots of proof of this university that is valid ......if KSOV is offering m.tech means it is valid

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  122. @ deepak,
    Dear after doing this degree can u grantee evryone that they ll be eligible for permanent job in college. Because i know the recent case where kurukshetra university panel rejects the candidate. So where you stand after spending your 2 years on this course. Think twice

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  123. KSOU tie-up with Bharath Post-Graduate college and started a new concept .. "M-Tech Face to Face Programme" ...see @ "www.ksouedu.com" ... any idea about that new concept ... is it same as VET giving M-Tech(IT) ??? please give me some idea .. i am totaly confuced ... which one will be better??

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  124. M Tech Face-to-Face programme is in M. Tech. (Computer Science)from BPG College and NOT in MTech (Information Technology). VET is for M Tech (IT).

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  125. No Rajni, i want to know the difference of value between face to face mode and distance learning mode... actually both i am doing from Calcutta (distance) .. then what is the difference between these two mode...

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  126. Is BTECH programme counducted by ksou in collabration with sandip foundation a valid programme?

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  127. Karnataka State open University offering B.tech Mechanical courses through Sandip foundation, such cources are Approved by DEC/AICTE/UGC? and having future for such degrees for working people?

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  128. @ Patek Phillipe Lover:

    Your interest is limited to that one panel. Do you have any other concrete point?

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  129. @ sagar dawda,
    M not limited to only one panel, 3 different panels reject the guys from ksou M.tech. The rejected guys after completing there degree from ksou are now planning to do M.Tech again from kurukshetra university. It means they all wasted there two important years in ksou M.Tech.

    I can only share my views. I am also M.Tech (CSE) from kurukshetra university thats why i am sharing my views what exactly the reputation of KSOU M.Tech.

    Rest is up to u, its ur life ur decision.

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  130. has anyone got the completion certificate of mtech it ksou

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  131. i just want to that in degree certificate does it write distance education council anything related to dec or not if anybody knows den pls reply

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  132. are courses offered by GIBT institute ahmdabad affiliated to KSOU r valid specially engineering program?? GIBT offers KSOU degree. Please tell me.

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  133. http://ksoumysore.edu.in/PDFFiles/DEC%20Notice.pdf
    http://ksoumysore.edu.in/PDFFiles/Reply%20from%20KSOU%20to%20DEC%20Notice.pdf

    DEC is saying technical degrees by distance education is not valid

    Any further clarification required?

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  134. @ xyz
    Thanks sir for giving us this information.

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  135. Now I think it is end of an discussion\

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/no-distance-education-for-technical-courses/169461-60-115.html

    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-22/mysore/29802867_1_ksou-v-c-k-s-rangappa-distance-mode

    http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_proposals-for-technical-courses-through-distance-mode-trashed_1568206

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  136. Now I think it is end of discussion

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/no-distance-education-for-technical-courses/169461-60-115.html

    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-22/mysore/29802867_1_ksou-v-c-k-s-rangappa-distance-mode

    http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_proposals-for-technical-courses-through-distance-mode-trashed_1568206

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  137. ufffff ..... thanks .... dark is gone ... no m-tech from KSOU ... all is well ....

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  139. This is not the proper reason behind KSOU M.Tech, KSOU or any other university is fully authorized to impart any degree despite it is running in the campus or not as the case of KSOU. Now think of IGNOU, IGNOU does not has its own campus and hence not running any degree / diploma / certificate course directly under its supervision. It is giving distance education by tying up with other colleges / pvt. computer centres etc.

    Also, DEC and AICTE are two independent bodies with different work areas. While DEC has control over Distance Education only, AICTE has control over the in-campus courses.

    And, every university (if it is owned by State / Centre) has its own rules and regulations, so simply take all this things as rumors. For any genuine clarification, contact directly with the KSOU administration. And all Universities, DEC AICTE etc. are under UGC.

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  140. @ Raj, dear i think u dont want to accept the case that M.Tech from KSOU is not of any use.

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  141. Raj .... i am sure ... KSOU will give you Doctorate with M-Tech to you ... carry on ... :-)

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  142. @ Sumantram, Then it will be integrated PHd :-)

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  143. http://ksoumysore.edu.in/PDFFiles/Opinion_Centres_Outside_Karnataka.pdf

    http://ksoumysore.edu.in/PDFFiles/Opinion_Requirement_of_approval_from_AICTE_for_Technical_Courses.pdf

    http://ksoumysore.edu.in/PDFFiles/Responce_to_show_cause_Notice&Memorandum.pdf

    http://ksoumysore.edu.in/PDFFiles/Proceedings_of_the_Academic_Council_Special_Meeting_held_on_August_11_at_BOM_Meeting_Hall.pdf

    http://ksoumysore.edu.in/PDFFiles/Reply%20to%20DEC%20Memorandum.pdf


    What to say?War of words is on. Wait for DEC reply

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  144. @xyz, it is sure that no one will spoil 2 years for degree which is in question mark.

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  145. KSOU has posted important information today in their website. Please visit.

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  146. DEC has removed the name of KSOU from its recognized university and its courses list or is it a fresh list ? See link below

    http://www.dec.ac.in/160811/Course-wise%20Recognition.pdf

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  147. Many other universities are running courses without AICTE approval e.g. AMITY UNIVERSITY.

    Approval by AICTE
    As per law, Universities do not require AICTE approval. Only institutions which are affiliated to Universities require approval. As Amity University is a Bonafide University established by a State Act, it does not require AICTE approval. This standing of law is notified in the case of Bharathidasan University Vs AICTE. [Click Here] to view copy of the relevant judgement


    See it on their website

    http://www.amity.edu/admission/govt_recognition.asp

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  148. If IGNOU can do engineering courses through Distance Mode , Why not other universities? It is clear bias by DEC and MHRD.

    http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/school/soet/programmes

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  149. There are only few Universities offering Engineering Distance Education(Distance BTech) in India. IGNOU was one the top university which offering engineering degree through distance education, but last year IGNOU has stopped that course.
    Andhra University is offering four year BTech and BE courses through distance education program. Below mentioned are the course fees and eligibility for the admission for the course
    BE Civil Engineering
    B.Tech Chemical Engineering
    BE Electrical & Electronics Engineering
    BE Mechanical Engineering
    BE Electronics & Communication Engineering
    Eligibility: Three year Diploma in Relevant Subject from institutes approved by 'Sate Board of Technical Education and Training'

    Course fee: First year 25,000, second year 20,000 and third year 20,000
    Total Course Fee : 65,000/-
    These courses are run with the course curriculum approved by the statutory bodies of the University, i.e, Board of Studies in the respective branch, Executive Council and Academic Senate. Moreover, these are
    run under the supervision of the principal, chairman of the respective Boards of studies and concerned heads of the departments of the college of engineering Andhra University to improve the quality of the program. It is, further, to mention that BE/B.TEch students of the Andhra University under distance mode are eligible to seek admission in to ME/M.Tech courses of Andhra university in their respective branches as
    in the case of students under regular stream

    The above BE/BTech Programme along with the other prgrammes of school distance education, Andhra university are approved by the Distance Education Council (DEC) New Delhi. basing on the recommendation of joint committee consisting of memebers from the AICTE, UGC and DEC, vide letter No: DEC/AU/VIZ/AP/2009 dated 24.11.2009
    Below mentioned is the approval letter of Andhra University

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  150. Either govt should approve them or stop them strictly and take legal action against them.

    Why are they spoiling careers of students.

    These courses are not new and running in these universities since long time.Govt is very well aware about these courses.

    Why have they singled out one university(KSOU) it is not understood. UGC and DEC should list out all the universities who are running distance learning technical courses.

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  151. See Andhra University link

    http://www.andhrauniversity.info/sde/

    Their claim of DEC approval

    http://www.andhrauniversity.info/sde/BE%20-%20BTech26062010.jpg

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  152. whats the the hell is going on between dec and ksou
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  153. Hello All

    Unfortunately I took the admission from ksou without read these forums. but here I seen lots of negative / positive discussions about this university so I am very scared. Friends please tell me how I can proceed now. Shall I continue or any other suggestion from you...

    Waiting for your response...

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  154. Dear All

    KSOU technical courses are illegal.

    Check: http://www.dec.ac.in/

    Show Cause Notice to KSOU : Memorandum to KSOU

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  155. There are many universities who are offering technical degrees by distance education. But why DEC has singled out KSOU that is the big question.

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  156. Apart from the posts above I can give more examples.

    http://www.jntu.ac.in/distance-education.php

    http://www.ieindia.info/RECOGNITION.aspx

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  157. Did you see the reply from KSOU on that notice of DEC? Please check at http://ksoumysore.edu.in/.
    It is only a claim by DEC. KSOU is a govt university having it's own act. Moreover see this information collected from http://careers360.com/news/6776-BTech-degree-through-correspondence
    ''.......The institutes continued to admit students until both UGC and DEC woke up in 2009 and began notifying the correspondence degrees as invalid. JRN Vidyapeeth again went to the court which stayed DEC’s actions in this matter.''

    So it is not the time to say anything on it.

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  158. Distance Education Council(DEC) is a part of Indira Gandhi National Open University. I fear Karnataka State Open University, Mysore is being unfairly targeted by DEC/IGNOU because IGNOU is finding its numero uno position among Open and Distance Learning providers being challenged by KSOU. Karnataka State Open University, Mysore has been recording an annual growth of 20% in the number of students, which makes it the fastest growing university in India.

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  159. hi everybody....
    i did my m.tech n ksou now can i do my fellowship based on this degree?

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  160. KSOU is not authorized to offer Mtech through distance. It is even not authorised to offer any technical course

    Please see the Distance Education Council site for details:

    http://www.dec.ac.in/final/index.htm

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    1. Mr Masood - Please post if you know the latest condition. Your comments is already posted earlier and different comment has been made already .

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  161. finally m.tech got aicte approval

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  162. Mr Manju,

    Could you please share your information with us?

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    1. There is no proof of that statement. Coz its for sure that Technical course is not valid in correspondence.

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    2. MSc-IT is a Technical course too and AICTE approved to many Universitie s. That's not the question.
      Even AAI Allahabad (including MTech and all other courses) or BITS (Earlier MS/BS) etc got DEC one time approval.I just want to know whether
      Mr Manju have some information beyond our knowledge.

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  163. See this link:http://www.indiaeducationreview.com/news/ncher-bill-passed-single-education-regulatory-body-be-set-soon
    NCHER will subsume all existing regulatory bodies, including UGC, AICTE and Council of Distance Education.

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  164. Call DEC.Phone : 011- 29535934; 29533471; 29533340, 29533161.
    Also available in site.They said me to return all money I gave.Its a fake.Plz call DEC and be CONFORM.

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  165. Problem is here. If you call KSOU they say everything is valid and it is a state govt university so the paper in any form cannot be fake. They have their own act approved by govt. Some students with MTech and enrolled in PhD in other Universities.So how they can say it? I think only court can settele this dispute. Andra University ,YCMOU etc conducts B.Tech in distance and it is recognised atleast within the state. Even Mumbai IIT accepts YCMOU degree... So there are lot of open questions.
    IGNOU conducts programme with other Institutes, so Ksou wrote an explanation to DEC , so it is not wise to say that it is fake.

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  166. Important for all (from ADMIN): I am teaching M.Tech class under kurukshetra university, My two students have done their M.Tech from KSOU, now they are again doing M.Tech under kurukshetra university. So what is the use of this KSOU M.Tech. Answer is very clear. Its up to you.

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  167. It is always better to do a degree from a reputed University or Institute for fresher with all possible recognisation, so it is ok for those students but is difficult for employed people and who are away from University. The question was the eligibility of this degree and we have been making comment on that thus to share some knowledge. I understand after studying different documents that the accreditation process is not clear to students hence a clear policy and guidelines has to be established and the process should be more clear to all. Even MHRD website says...It is up to the concerned academic institution/university to recognize the qualification including certificate diploma, degree, etc. for the purpose of academic pursuit, i.e. continuing education for acquiring another academic qualification,....(www.http://mhrd.gov.in/). You also must be aware of that a lot of University institution are accepting KSOU MTech for their PhD programme, so how we can say that it is not recognised? So there is some unsolved questions.

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  168. KSOU is running BTech/MTech programmes through study centers and partners in face-to-face mode of education which is valid. AICTE is against distance mode of education for technical programmes(BTech/MTech). And thats what KSOU is fighting against DEC. Hope the issue will soon resolve. With the virtue of KSOU Act of 1992, Karnataka State Open University is empowered to establish, maintain or recognize Colleges, Regional Centres and Study Centres at such places in Karnataka and may also open outside Karnataka at such places as it deems fit.

    Excerpts:
    Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) was established on 1st June 1996 with the assent of H.E. Governor of Karnataka as a full fledged University in the academic year 1996 vide Government notification no ED 1 UOV 95 dated 12th February 1996 (KSOU Act 1992). The act was promulgated with the object to incorporate an Open University at the State level for the introduction and promotion of Open University and Distance Education systems in the education pattern of the State and for the Co-ordination and determination of standard of such systems. With the virtue of KSOU Act of 1992, Karnataka State Open University is empowered to establish, maintain or recognize Colleges, Regional Centres and Study Centres at such places in Karnataka and may also open outside Karnataka at such places as it deems fit.


    Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi, has accorded recognition to Karnataka State Open University, Mysore for offering Programmes / Courses approved by the Statutory bodies of the University. Karnataka State Open University is a recognized University of Distance Education Council under the agies of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) (Revised notification F. No. DEC/OU/Recog./2008).


    Karnataka State Open University is a regular member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi since 1999 (No. EV/11(80)/99/203935-4172). The programmes conducted by the University through Face-to-Face mode education are identical in content to the courses offered through the normal mode. Consequently, As per Government of India Gazette Notification No. 44, F.No. 18-15/93.V/TS-IV dated 01.03.1995, the degrees awarded by the University through distance education stand automatically recognized by the purposes, including employment to posts and services under the Central Government.

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  169. hello friends i m also getting admission to KSOU for mtech but see this on

    http://www.dec.ac.in/ site.

    http://www.dec.ac.in/final/index.htm

    Mtech is FAKE be aware ..


    http://www.dec.ac.in/final/index.htm


    this is full of proof for all of you

    See it is By DEC Council

    http://www.dec.ac.in/Memo11/ksou_memorandum.html

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  170. SO don't take admission and don't spoil your precious year, request to all of you follow good organization Like IGNOU etc

    Read this before doing anything step:

    http://www.dec.ac.in/final/three.htm

    All the BEST

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  171. Please read earlier postings and see the website of KSOU i.e.www.http://ksoumysore.edu.in/. KSOU has replied on that notice. A state govt university can not be fake by any means .Please don't post anything which is confusing.

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  172. wat the f..k!!!! so much confusion...i did by btech frm NIT Nagpur n working in a company right now and at the same time i want to complete my mtech through distance as my final target is to become a lecturer for my state NIT.
    Will dis Mtech degree (KSOU) wil be valid wen i apply for the job???
    N 1 thing after reading all the above comments,wat i conclude is tat there is dirty politics between KSOU n DEC,IGNOU n ofcourse its India land of dirty politics ,corruptions n lo we r the one who r facing da problems.
    My frens ,bro n sis if ny1 has a pinpoint knowledge wit proof plz share it out...felt relly irritated wit the mixed ,confusing ,debating comments

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    1. Hello deyo, i don't know about NIT Nagpur, but in NIT Kurukshetra its not valid.

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  173. I have completed my diploma in electronics and recently i have been working with Pvt. company..i want to pursue my further education B-Tech frm distance education for my good promotion or for oversea jobs.. , I have gone through above conversations beteween all now i am very confuse of KSOU..whether it is UGC , DEC approval or not!?..so frns please suggest me about KSOU unviersity, or any other university apart frm this who are giving distance valid certification education...

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  174. Hello dear friends,

    Education should be a mode to increase your knowledge and take it to next level. Every person who is strong in knowledge will always be ahead of the one who lacks it.

    Certification never reflects your knowledge. In any interview, your knowledge is what matters first. If you have real knowledge about the subject and are good enough to present it, i dont think you have to worry about certification.

    With knowledge you gain confidence and never worry about certification. Study well, gain knowledge, present it well and you will be successful.

    Best wishes.

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  175. Mr Deyo - Please do not post any abuse language in this blogspot.
    This is not the only way to express one's agony or tension.
    Yes i do agree with you on problems. You can check your eligibility for a PhD from Pvt Universities in Megalaya,UP, Rajasthan etc.I think they will say YES if you are disqualified in other reasons. Once done you can join with a higher pay and status in Universities even no need to think of Pvt Engineering colleges even.

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  176. Careers360 magazine investigated the dubious nexus between state universities, education intermediaries and private/public educational institutions, who flout norms with impunity, often endangering the careers of students by conferring on them a degree, which may not be legitimate.

    All this happens as the regulators choose to look the other way. Read on!

    When Karnataka health minister SA Ramdas raided the offices of YGen Management Consulting Private Ltd, on a series of complaints against it and its partner Karnataka Open University (KSOU), little did he have an idea that he was opening a Pandora’s box, which would affect lakhs of students. His own quest led to another university, Gulbarga, which hastily ‘suspended’ its tie-up with YGen Management Consulting. Gulbarga’s registrar Hiremath clarified, “There was some problem with the outreach centres and the university was having second thoughts about running the programmes.”(Deccan Herald, May 8, 2012). The newspaper further quotes him, “Only provisional admission was made by the agencies and the university neither admitted any student nor collected any fee from them”. Hiremath was obviously referring to more than 2000 students enrolled by YGen through its ‘outreach centres’ to be offered Gulbarga University degree. As we go to press, the fate of these 2000 students hangs in the balance.

    But the malice is widespread. Such arrangements get a facade of credibility from state universities like KSOU, Gulbarga Univeristy, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Bharathiar University and several others, offering their degrees. They confer ‘validity’ to unrecognized, unapproved private/public, for-profit institutions, that violate norms on every count with impunity. Worst of all, the entire method of functioning maybe illegal and degrees thus offered to students may not be legitimate.

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  177. This is an old case..KSOU responded strongly..see the news mentioned below.


    As published on The Hindu,
    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/article3424228.ece
    ..........................................
    KSOU ready to face any probe: Vice-Chancellor

    STAFF CORRESPONDENT

    Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) Vice-Chancellor K.S. Rangappa has said the university is functioning well within the powers assigned to it under the KSOU Act.

    Rubbishing allegations made by Medical Education Minister S.A. Ramdas that the KSOU had signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with dubious institutions to impart higher education, Prof. Rangappa said here on Tuesday that all transactions of the university were done in a transparent manner.

    “The KSOU is prepared to face inquiry by the CID or even the CBI,” he said at a press conference here.

    (The State government on May 11 ordered a probe by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) against the KSOU in the backdrop of allegations of conducting technical and paramedical courses illegally.)

    Mr. Ramdas has alleged that the KSOU did not obtain the permission of the Medical Council of India (MCI) to start paramedical courses in association with a certain institution here.

    Prof. Rangappa said the collaborative institution had to obtain permission from the MCI, and not the KSOU. He said he was unaware as to why he was being “targeted” by Mr. Ramdas.

    “Arbitrary and misleading” statements from persons holding responsible positions in the government could only tarnish the image of the KSOU and jeopardise the academic future of the over 3 lakh students enrolled with the university, he said.

    The KSOU had entered into collaboration with over 100 institutions to impart distance education after the Governor, the Chancellor of the university, approved the statues.

    The MoUs were signed with the institutions later. The KSOU was empowered to enter into contracts as well as recognise any institution of higher learning or studies for such purposes, the Vice-Chancellor said.

    Prof. Rangappa said an expert committee would inspect the institutes to ascertain their credibility in terms of imparting higher education. Based on the committee report, the Academic Council of the KSOU would accord recognition for such institutions for collaboration, he said. The Governor had sought all details from the KSOU in the matter and he would submit them soon, Prof. Rangappa said.

    The charge that more than 1 lakh paramedical students were “cheated” by the KSOU since the collaborative institutions did not exist was also not true as there were not more than 40 students enrolled in such courses, he said.

    However, the Distance Education Council (DEC) had asked the KSOU to stop the B.Tech. course, but the university had moved the court, Prof. Rangappa said.

    If the collaborative institutions failed to function, complaints could be registered with the KSOU. Contracts with such institutions could be terminated in the interest of the students, he added.

    Registrar of the university B.S. Vishwanath and deans T.D. Deve Gowda and S.N. Vikaram Raj Urs were among those present.

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  178. As published in The Deccan Herald...
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    Govt to launch engg courses through distance learning
    Prakash Kumar, NEW DELHI, July 23, 2012, DHNS:


    Proposal designed to help aspirants who cannot pursue technical education full-time
    The Centre is working on a plan to launch engineering courses through open and distance learning system in order to help aspirants who cannot pursue technical education on a full-time basis.

    A committee has been set up by the All India Council for Technical education (AICTE) to set the required standards for implementing the programme. The move has been initiated following recommendations by a committee headed by noted academic N R Madhava Menon, sources in the Human Resource Development Ministry told Deccan Herald.

    The Menon committee in its report has suggested bringing an “effective” regulatory system in place before allowing technical education through open and distance learning mode extensively in all types of institutions.

    Now, open and distance learning system is promoted and coordinated by the Distance Education Council (DEC), which was constituted under Indira Gandhi National Open University Act (IGNOU).

    “To start programmes in technical education through open and distance learning mode, some amendments have to be done in the statutes to make DEC a legal entity for offering such courses,” sources said.

    The Menon committee has also suggested that before allowing technical and professional programmes through the open and distance learning system, the DEC, in conformity with the AICTE norms and standards, will have to develop programme-specific benchmarks, for theory, tutorial, counselling, practical, infrastructure and manpower requirement.

    “Once such a system is in position, the DEC should start the open and distance learning system to technical and professional programmes gradually to the extent it can monitor and supervise effectively, either through inspections or technological interventions, to ensure that the learner acquires necessary skill before the completion of the programme,” the panel suggested.

    The AICTE, as a policy, does not recognise technical education through open and distance mode, except MBA and MCA. As a result, the AICTE has not developed benchmarks for offering other technical and management programmes through distance mode. The committee noted that the AICTE policy to allow only MBA and MCA programmes through open and distance learning mode was not in consonance with the National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986.

    The NPE provides “although the two streams of technical and management education are functioning separately, it is essential to look at them together, in view of their close relationship and complementary concerns.”

    The re-organisation of technical and management education should take into account the anticipated scenario by the turn of the century, with specific reference to the likely changes in the economy, social environment, production and management processes, the rapid expansion of knowledge and the great advances in science and technology, the NPE said.

    “Globalisation and the advent of communication and information technologies have opened up many new possibilities for training and re-training of personnel working in industry. Many of the multi-national companies want up-gradation of knowledge and skills of staff. Distance mode has the potential to impart work integrated learning without disturbing work,” the Menon committee noted.

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  179. As published in The Times of India dtd Dec 22,2012

    AICTE to frame guidelines for technical education through distance mode
    TNN | Dec 22, 2012, 04.57 AM IST
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    NEW DELHI: The human resource development (HRD) ministry has tasked the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to create a regulatory framework for technical education offered through the distance mode. AICTE is expected to firm up the guidelines by March 2013.

    At present, private technical universities run distance programmes without approval. "The AICTE will prepare norms for distance education by March 2013," HRD minister MM Pallam Raju said.

    AICTE chairman S S Mantha added, "We are creating processes and based on that we would be coming up with the regulatory framework for the benefit of students."

    Under the new set of guidelines, the first year degree or diploma will have to be pursued through formal learning and the rest through the distance mode. The laboratory classes have to be taken face-to-face, Mantha said.

    The move would stop institutes from duping students with false claims about their programmes and institutes, he said. The new accreditation body will also accredit the distance education.

    Meanwhile, in a related development, the ministry has decided to once again empower UGC to regulate distance education system and determine its standards.
    The Distance Education Council under IGNOU can no more regulate others and its "powers will be put back to its original regulator which is UGC", Ashok Thakur, higher education secretary, said.

    The move has received the nod of DEC and IGNOU, he said, adding the IGNOU Act will be amended accordingly.

    The development comes in wake of several petitions filed in courts
    challenging the IGNOU Act on the grounds that how can IGNOU award affiliation to other institutes when it itself was one of them.

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    1. ksou recognised by dec, ugc, aicte

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  180. Here is a news published in the Times of India dtd 30,04,2013.
    This conclusion may be useful to reader of this blog:

    SC ruling on engineering education rattles All India Council of Technical Education
    CHENNAI: On Thursday last, the Supreme Court ruled that universities didn't come under the head of technical institutes and were hence excluded from the purview of the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) Act.

    Now, a finer reading of the court order reveals that even engineering colleges affiliated to a university do not need AICTE approval. AICTE chairman SS Mantha told TOI on Monday that the council would file a revision petition against the order.

    "The Institution means an institution not being university, the applicability of bringing the university as defined under clause 2 (f) of UGC Act includes the institution deemed to be a university under Section 3 of the said Act and therefore the affiliated colleges are excluded from the purview of technical institution definition of the AICTE Act," read a part of paragraph 39 of the 67-page order.
    The Supreme Court gave the order while hearing a case that came up in the Madras high court in 2004 seeking clarification if MBA and MCA were technical courses and whether colleges offering these courses should be governed by AICTE. The court ruled that they need not seek approval from AICTE; it also said that affiliated colleges were excluded from the purview of technical institutions' definition under the AICTE Act.

    Some academics see this as a 'time bomb'. "This virtually opens the floodgates for affiliated colleges to start engineering courses without AICTE approval. This will lead to academic chaos especially when the status of engineering education in India under AICTE's control is already deplorable," S Vaidhyasubramaniam, dean of planning and development of Sastra University, Thanjavur. "This order needs to be remedied through a review in the interest of engineering education. It is also unfortunate that a statutory body like AICTE violated its own rule-aking process by not placing the new regulations before Parliament when Section 24 of the AICTE Act mandates it to do so," he added.

    AICTE chairman Mantha said the concerns raised were right and the body was planning to file a review petition at the apex court. "AICTE was set up as regulatory body, and the order contradicts this," he said. "There will be uneven growth that will affect society if colleges were to be setup without any regulations," he added.

    Former officials said the quality of engineering colleges inthe country was bad and lack of regulations could worsen it. "Some 40% of engineering colleges across the country can be closed because their quality is so bad," said E Balagurusamy, former vice-chancellor of Anna University and former member of the state planning commission (education).

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  181. Hi,

    You have given very nice post it is very knowledgable and result oriented.

    Educaton is key of success in life.

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    You have given very nice post it is very knowledgable and result oriented.

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    We understand that choosing a career option is the most crucial decision, not only for a student, but also for his family since at this point the future of the student will rely. And, if this decision is not taken well, the future might be hazy and it comes with several other social and emotional problems. Thus, we treat every student that come to us individually and offer him career guidance based on his caliber, interest, aptitude, analytical ability, skill and level of knowledge.

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  183. Engineering operation is a such types of career opportunities in the market. Engineering courses like bachelor of engineering B.Tech and Master of Engineering M.Tech; After 12th degree b.tech education is start up of your engineering degree and m.tech is fully knowledgeable of engineering and make your career very successful.....choose a better option B.Tech Colleges in India.

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  184. DEC is gone ...http://www.indiaeducationreview.com/news/mhrd-dissolves-distance-education-council-ugc-frame-guidelines

    So now power put back to UGC once again until new new regulations comes...so I think Joint Committee will also be invalid.....

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  185. Important direction from UGC to all Universities:http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/0418342_English-Uploaded-on-28-May-2013.PDF

    So AICTE cannot control not only Universities but also University affilated colleges. Cheers ! Now DEC abolished, AICTE with less power...so almost end of this long debate.

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  186. Can anyone show any notification/circular after 2011 ?

    All circulars/notifications from DEC or AICTE regarding technical courses by KSOU are of 2011 and before.

    KSOU is listed in AICTE website as a open university of national importance.
    http://www.aicte-india.org/downloads/statisticsuniversities/openuniversities.htm

    LIST OF INSTITUTIONS CONDUCTING TECHNICAL PROGRAMS WITHOUT AICTE APPROVAL does not have KSOU.
    http://www.aicte-india.org/ungeneralinstitutions.htm

    DEC has approved KSOU till 2013.

    I have personally spoken to Prof. S. N. Vikram Raj Urs (Dean Academic Matters, KSOU) and he has confirmed that MTech IT course is valid for Govt Jobs.

    AICTE nod not obligatory: SC
    http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/2001/09/25/stories/0225000l.htm

    Please file RTI in case of any doubts.

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  187. Now see the new draft from UGC on Technical Instiution-http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/8410050_Draft-Regulations-on-Tech-and-Prof-Edu.pdf
    ....AICTE almost vanished..It is upto the concerned University for regular Tech Degree course.
    Distance Education Board http://www.ugc.ac.in/deb/ is responsible for distance education...

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