Concern over distance learning courses

Concern over distance learning courses

Pervin Malhotra Q.After doing BSc, I am currently pursuing MSW from an Open University. I have been very disturbed ever since I read some news reports about distance learning programmes of several universities being de-recognised by UGC. I’m in my final year. What should I do if my degree is rendered worthless?  — Charu Yadav A.True, some recent news articles on ‘Recognition of Distance Education Programmes’ by the UGC/ ‘Open courses of 35 universities ‘derecognised’ etc that were published in the media have had many students like you worried. But…

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US election 2016: Trump team tries to ease global concern

US election 2016: Trump team tries to ease global concern

Donald Trump’s campaign team has sought to allay negative views expressed overseas towards its candidate, a day before the US goes to the polls. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told the BBC such antipathy “doesn’t reflect why Donald Trump is running and who he would be on the global stage”. She also attacked Hillary Clinton’s “unremarkable to chequered” record as secretary of state. Both candidates are undertaking a blitz of campaigning in key states on Monday. The latest opinion poll, on Fox News on Monday, gave Mrs Clinton a four-point lead,…

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US election 2016: Trump team tries to ease global concern

US election 2016: Trump team tries to ease global concern

Donald Trump’s campaign team has sought to allay negative views expressed overseas towards their candidate, a day before the US goes to the polls. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told the BBC such antipathy “doesn’t reflect why Donald Trump is running and who he would be on the global stage”. She also attacked Hillary Clinton’s “unremarkable to chequered” record as secretary of state. Both candidates are undertaking a blitz of campaigning in key states on Monday. The latest opinion poll, on Fox News on Monday, gave Mrs Clinton a four-point lead,…

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Concern over unrecognised private distance education institutions

Concern over unrecognised private distance education institutions

Expressing concern over mushrooming of unrecognized private distance education institutions including schools, colleges and universities in the state, Arunachal Pradesh Elementary Teachers Association (APETA) has sought to know the detailed report from the departmental verification board to trace them out. The Education Department, vide an order last year had constituted a seven-member board headed by the director of higher and technical education to verify various educational institutions which were allegedly running without valid documents and were not affiliated to National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) in the state. Claiming that…

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