There are two groups that have asked their universities and colleges not to allow distance learning or online instruction offered by ed-tech companies, but neither of these groups want the practice banned. I am not recommending that you conduct a course. Being a franchisee is against the rules. Check the website of the UGC and the AICTE before applying to a course offered by a university or college to verify the accreditation status. According to an official order, Rajnish Jain is the head of the commission.
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AICTE (All Indian Council for Technical Education) and the University Grants Commission have forbidden students at universities and colleges affiliated with them from enrolling in distance education programs or taking online courses. The rule prohibits someone from becoming a franchisee.
Prior to applying to a college or university, students should make sure the course is accredited by the UGC and the AICTE.
ODL ( Open and Distance Learning) programs or online programs can’t be run by higher education institutions under any franchise agreement, says Commission secretary Rajnish Jain. Each institution will be responsible for the programs it offers. Recent reports indicate that some ed-tech companies are promoting their online degree and diploma programs in newspapers, on social media, and on TV with universities and institutes that have been approved by the UGC.
There will be action taken against companies that produce ed-tech products, he said. Ed-tech companies use technology to teach people online.
Also, the AICTE warns against “franchisee agreements” between tech companies and educational institutions.
According to the education ministry, parents and students should do their homework before registering for and paying for an Ed-tech course or any other Edu-tech Startup