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Change of Guard

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 00:33

While a majority of educationists welcome the Union Government’s decision of replacing the Distance Education Council with University Grants Commission for regulating open and distance learning.

Panel suggests independent authority for higher education standards

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 21:00

A committee named to draft rules on distance education on Thursday suggested setting up of an independent authority through an act of Parliament to regulate the standards of higher education.

AMU approves five new study centres

Last Updated: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 15:30

Aligarh Muslim University has sanctioned the establishment of five study centres of distance education in different parts of the country.

Kapil Sibal stresses on spreading distance education

Last Updated: Saturday, April 02, 2011, 17:41

In a message at the convocation function of the Indira Gandhi National Open University, Sibal said that distant education can help in achieving the gross enrollment ratio of 30 percent by 2020.

14-year old TN boy admitted to MCA course

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 23:17

A 14-year-old computer whizkid has been enrolled for a Master of Computer Applications programme in the School of Distance Education in Bharathiar University here.

Sibal for regulatory mechanism for distance edu

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 17:33

To enhance the standard of distance education, the Government today indicated that it was mulling putting in place a regulatory mechanism and bringing changes in the body which coordinates such programmes.