Supreme Court Rules Out 'Technical Education Through Correspondence Course'

Obtaining technical degree through distance or correspondence courses is now a thing of past.

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Supreme Court Rules Out 'Technical Education Through Correspondence Course'

Supreme Court Rules Out 'Technical Education Through Correspondence Course'

New Delhi:  Obtaining technical degree through distance education is now a thing of past. The Supreme Court has, today, ruled out the technical education degrees offered through distance or correspondence courses. Educational institutions have been asked to restrain from providing courses in subjects like engineering, in the distance education mode. The top court has ruled against the verdict by the Odisha High Court to allow technical education by correspondence.

 

Further, the Supreme Court has supported the verdict by Punjab and Haryana High Court, given two years ago, on computer science degree obtained through correspondence course. Then, the High Court had ruled that computer science degrees obtained through correspondence courses will not be considered on the same level as that obtained by attending classes.

In April 2014, according to The Hindu newspaper, Madras High Court had also ruled that ‘A degree awarded in the distance education mode without a candidate passing the Plus Two examination is a valid one, if that has been obtained after passing the entrance test for admission to the graduation course'.

Making distance mode degrees valid, the High Court had disagreed to a government order of August 2009, which said  degrees obtained through distance mode should only be considered if the candidate has cleared plus two examination. This verdict was in response to the petitions filed against Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) as the Commission had withheld some results citing issues in requisite educational qualification.

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