The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe said that the Ed-Tech companies shall not be allowed to offer degree courses and diplomas.
The AICTE chairman's comments have come after the University Grants Commission (UGC) warned universities in India to offer distance learning courses associated with the Ed-Tech companies.
The AICTE chairman further stated that the universities would have to offer courses independently without any intervention by a third party.
The students and parents have been advised to look into the recognition of such courses before enrollment.
The Education Ministry will issue detailed guidelines and advisory to students and parents.
The Ed-Tech companies have formed a body under the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
Companies like Byju's, Careers 360, Great Learning, Harappa, Times Edutech & Events Ltd, Scalar, Simplilearn, Toppr, Unacademy, upGrad, Vedantu and WhiteHat Jr have now joined the IAMAI after the recent comments.