Please provide me the list of universities that are approved by AICTE-DEC-UGC providing M. Tech. course in Distance Mode?
R. Kumar, about 3 years ago
Before you seek a list of universities, I feel it is important you understand the terms. The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are two apex organizations that cater for the higher studies in India. One of the prominent differences between (UGC) and the (AICTE), is that the latter basically deals with technical education.
When talking of UGC, it is the apex body that approves universities in the country. UGC provide funds for affiliated universities and colleges. The UGC also conducts exams, known as NET, for appointing teachers in colleges.
The AICTE is a statutory body, which deals with coordinated development and proper planning of the technical education system in the country.
Distance Education Council (DEC) on the other hand is an an apex body responsible for the promotion and coordination of the open university and distance education system and for determination of its standards in India. Constituted under the Indira Gandhi National Open University Act, it is responsible for promotion, coordination and maintenance of standards of the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system.
While you will come across many universities / institutes that are approved by DEC, seeking a list for M.Tech approve by all the three leaves you hardly with any option in hand.
Do get back with the program you are interested in and we shall get back with the apt list of institutes for distance learning.