Second re-examination likely to be held in Dec

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Pune: The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has notified that the second re-examination for students who obtained engineering course degrees or diplomas by distance education in years 2001-05 is likely to be held in December 2018.

The first exam will held in June 2018. Those who failed to register for this examination can apply for the December 2018 exam.

Pune: The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has notified that the second re-examination for students who obtained engineering course degrees or diplomas by distance education in years 2001-05 is likely to be held in December 2018.

The first exam will held in June 2018. Those who failed to register for this examination can apply for the December 2018 exam.

The Supreme Court (SC) in its November 2017 judgment had declared degrees or diplomas of engineering courses acquired through distance education from deemed universities during 2001-05 are invalid. It noted that the University Grants Commission (UGC) and AICTE had not approved correspondence courses for technical education and therefore degrees or diplomas obtained thus are invalid.

After the verdict, affected students cried foul, stating it to be unfair. In January 2018, a notification was released directing AICTE to conduct a re-examination for students who had enrolled in 2001-05. The candidates will have two attempts to clear it. On clearing the exam, their degrees or diplomas will be revived and restored.

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