Ed-Tech companies not allowed to offer diploma and degree programmes to govt. colleges

  • 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.


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