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DEC Policy On Duration Of Distance Education MBA/PGDM Courses

Distance Education Council (DEC) was the organization responsible for the promotion and coordination of the open university and distance education system. The organization was constituted under IGNOU Act 1985. The organization was also responsible for setting up standards for open universities and distance education system in India. There were many policies setup by the organization for the smooth functionality of distance education system in India. In June 2013, University Grants Commission (UGC) has taken over Distance Education Council, by establishing Distance Education Bureau (DEB). Now Distance Education Bureau (DEB) govern the distance education programs in India.

Read: Difference between DEC & DEB

Up till mid 2013, there were no policy in the distance education system, which describe the duration of distance education MBA/PGDM courses. Some universities were offering 1 year MBA under distance education system, which is not recognized in India.

Distance Education Council (DEC) in its 40th meeting held in June 2012 decided on the policy on duration of MBA/PGDM courses.The minimum duration of the programme has been set as 2 years which is in uniformity with the similar programmes being offered under regular mode.

There are still many international universities, majorly from UK, are offering 1-year MBA programme in India. This post we're written to warn our reader not to take admission into those programmes as they are not recognized in India. Although those universities are not fake and their programmes are valid in many countries but as per the policies set by our education system those degrees are not valid in India.

We truly think that the decision made by DEC during that time was all valid. If Universities offering distance education programmes in India keep offering that courses in India than it would not be a justice with the students taking up 2 year regular MBA course.

below is the screenshot of the notification issued by DEC.

DEC Policy

As you must be knowing that MbaFrog keep publish these kind of articles where we warn students seeking admission into distance education courses about the various traps available in distance education system.

In past we had published an article called " You Can Be The Next Victim Of Distance Education" where we informed our readers about the policy of Distance Education Bureau, In which the organization says that no state university can offer its distance education courses outside its state territory though any medium including study centers.  Most of our readers liked and shared this valuable information with their friends and family on various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter etc.

In past we have seen that students lost their jobs in India because they did a 1-year MBA programme from universities in UK. As per the UGC guidelines, the 1 year MBA course is not recognized in India and the degree is not valid for Government jobs.
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Best Universities For Foreign Students in India

India has 3rd largest higher education system in the World. The other two countries who secure 1st & 2nd position in the World for higher education system are United States & China. University Grant Commission (UGC) is the highest governing body of Higher Education in India. University Grant Commission has appointed 12 autonomous institutions to oversee accreditation for higher learning.

In past decade we've seen a huge growth in the number of foreign students coming to India for higher studies. Foreign students always find it difficult to figure out the top universities in India for them. University Grant Commission published a list of best universities in India for foreign students. Below we're publishing the names of those best universities in India for foreign students.

Universities having the most number foreign students are:
  1. University of Pune, Pune
  2. Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
  3. University of Delhi, Delhi
  4. Osmania University, Hyderabad
  5. University of Mysore, Mysore
  6. Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
  7. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
  8. University of Mumbai, Mumbai
  9. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  10. Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

University of Pune, Pune

Savitribai Phule Pune University formerly known as university of Pune was established in 10 February 1948. The University of Pune is one of the premier university in India with NAAC "A" rating for its overall performance.

In 1949 the university had only 18 affiliated colleges with 8000 students. by 2010 these numbers was increased to 433 affiliated colleges, 232 recognized research institutions, with an enrollment of 496,531 students. The university is one of the most preferred university of foreign students in India.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

Manipal Academy of Higher Education or Manipal University is another popular university in India with 28000 foreign students from 52 countries. The university has its other campuses located in Bangalore, Mangalore, Sikkim, Jaipur, Dubai, Malaysia and Antigua. The university was established in 1993 as deemed university. The university is spread in 313 acres campus and has 19 colleges and 7 departments. The university is affiliated with UGC, ACU, AIU.

University of Delhi, Delhi

University of Delhi also known as Delhi University or DU is one of the oldest public central university in India. The university was established in 1922. The university is funded by government of India. The President of India is the Visitor, the Vice President is the Chancellor and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India is the Pro-Chancellor of the University. The university has been ranked as #1 university in India by many newspapers, magazine and research companies. As of now The University of Delhi has 16 faculties, 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and 5 other recognised institutes.

Osmania University, Hyderabad

The Osmania University is a public state university located in Hyderabad. The university was founded in 1918. The university has been named after the Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan. The university is affiliated with UGC, NAAC, AIU and has been accredited as 'A' Grade university by NAAC. The university is spread over in a 1600 acres campus with 300,000 students. The university is one of the highly preferred university in India for foreign students.

University of Mysore, Mysore

The University is Mysore is another public state university located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. The university was established in 1916. The university has 122 affiliated colleges and 5 constituent colleges with more than 53000 students. The University of Mysore was accredited "Grade A" by NAAC. The university is affiliated with UGC, NAAC, AIU.

Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune

Bharti Vidyapeeth is a group of higher educational institute located in Pune, Maharashtra. The group was established in 1964. Currently Bharti Vidyapeeth has its campus located in New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Solapur, Kolhapur, Sangli, Karad, Satara, and Panchgani and elsewhere. The university has a student base of more than 70000 students. In the year 1996, The government of India granted the status of "Deemed to be University" to a cluster of 12 institutions of Bharati Vidyapeeth.

Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is world's largest open university, established in 1985. The university is run by central government of India and has been named after ormer Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi.

The university has a student base of more than 3 million students from India and 40 other countries abroad. The university has 21 schools and a network of 67 regional centres, 2667 study centres, and 29 overseas centres(15 countries).

Distance education MBA, MCom, B.Ed, M.Ed, B.Sc Nursing, Law Courses etc are some of the most popular courses offered by IGNOU.

University of Mumbai, Mumbai

University of Mumbai was established in the year 1875. It is one of the oldest university in India. The university is one of the first three state universities in India. The university offers Post graduate, Graduate, Doctorate, Diploma & certification courses. It is one of the highly preferred university in India among foreign students.

The University of Mumbai is the largest University in the world in terms of number of graduates. The university has more than 140 affiliated colleges. The university ranked among top 50 engineering schools in the World. It also ranked 3rd best university in Asia in terms of graduate students as percentage of total students. In 2013 the university was ranked as 5th best university in India by India today. The university also accredited as Grade "A" university by NAAC.

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Banaras Hindu University also known as Kashi Hindu Vishvavidhalya in hindi was established in the year 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. BHU is a public central university. It is one of the largest residential university in Asia with over 20000 students.

BHU has 4 institutes and 14 faculties with more than 140 departments. Students from 34 countries study various courses in the university. The university has 60 hostels for resident students.

Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

Visva Bharati University is one of the most popular central government funded university in India. The university is located in Santiniketan, West Bengal. The university was founded by Rabindranath Tagore in the year 1939.

The university is affiliated with UGC with more than 6500 students and 515 academic staff.

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UGC List Of Fake Universities In India 2014

We've seen a lot of scams in the past where universities are found offering fake degrees to students. These universities are not recognized by UGC (University Grant Commission). As you must be aware that in India it is mandatory for all universities to get recognition from University Grant Commission before they can start offering degree courses to the masses. Further courses should also be approved by the concern body like AICTE, Distance Education Bureau etc.

To increase awareness about fake universities in India, UGC publish an updated list on its official website i.e The list was last updated on May 2014 and we're publishing the same list for our blog readers so that they can be beware about those universities.

UGC has categories the list in state-wise format. You can easily navigate the University name based on your state.

Fake Universities In India

  • Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.
  • Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.
  • United Nations University, Delhi.
  • Vocational University, Delhi.
  • ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 008.
  • Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.
  • Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.
  • St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala.
Madhya Pradesh
  • Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
Tamil Nadu
  • D.D.B. Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu.
West Bengal
  • Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.
Uttar Pradesh
  • Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.
  • Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh.
A Hindi version of the list is also available on the website, candidates who want to check the Hindi version of the list may download it from UGC website.

If you know about any of the fake university in India or you got a bitter experience with any university, you can let us know about the same.
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IGNOU BSc Nursing Admission Fee Eligibility Prospectus 2014-2015

IGNOU Bsc Nursing
Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers a 3 years degree program for in-service nurses called BSc Nursing. The program is being offered by IGNOU's School of Health Sciences (SOHS). The School of Health Sciences was setup with an objective of providing in-service training for medical, nursing, paramedical and allied personnel through the distance education mode. The institute currently offering many competency-based programmes including IGNOU BSc Nursing.

IGNOU BSc Nursing was launched in July 1994 and is recognized by the Indian Nursing Council (INC). The program BSc Nursing is being offered through Programme Study Centres, which are existing Colleges of Nursing, already conduction Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme or B.Sc. Nursing Programme. All of these colleges which runs IGNOU BSc nursing programme are recognized by Indian Nursing Council (INC). IGNOU keep revise the syllabus of BSc nursing program as per INC Syllabus.

This program is ideal for those in-service nurses who want to keep them upgraded as per the latest changes happening around in health care sector. The program also helps nurses to develop teaching, administrative and research skills; and promote personal and professional growth for better opportunities.

About IGNOU BSc Nursing Programme

IGNOU BSc Nursing is a 3 years degree program, although someone can complete the program in maximum 5 years duration. There is no age bar for admission, that means in-service nurses from all age group can take admission into IGNOU BSc Nursing course.

IGNOU BSc Nursing Fee Structure

The total fee of the programme is Rs.45000/-

IGNOU BSc Nursing Eligibility Criteria

10+2 with three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with minimum of two years experience in the profession. . (For male nurses or nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme should have a certificate in any of the nursing courses of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery). 
10th class (Matriculation) or its equivalent with three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with minimum of five years experience in the profession. (For male nurses or nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM Programme should have a certificate in any of the nursing courses of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery).

Admission Procedure for IGNOU BSc Nursing

To get an admission into IGNOU BSc nursing course, candidate need to obtain handbook cum prospectus from IGNOU Maidan Gari headquarter or from any of the regional center by paying Rs.1050. Students can also obtain the same from any of the sales counter by paying Rs.1000.

Students may also download the application form from IGNOU official website i.e and can sent along with a DD or IPO for Rs 1,050 in favour of IGNOU, payable at New Delhi or city of Regional Centre to Registrar (SED), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110068, by registered post or speed post.

Candidate will be selected on the basis of there performance in IGNOU OPENNET exam.

To download prospectus candidates can visit IGNOU official website.
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IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam & OpenMAT XXXVI Results August 2014

IGNOU B.Ed & OpenMAT Results 2014
IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam results and IGNOU Open MAT XXXVI Results are now available on IGNOU’s official website. Candidates who recently appeared in IGNOU B.Ed entrance exam Or OpenMAT Exam in August 2014 can now check their results at or can follow the below mentioned links to directly navigate to the result page.

Today Indra Gandhi National Open University published the results on their official website. To check results, students are required to enter their enrollment number in the box available on the results page. Based on the rank obtained by a student in B.Ed entrance exam and availability of seats, regional center will send offer latter to a student for admission.

Students who appeared in OpenMAT XXXVI exam and want to get admission in management programme are required to submit application form available in the prospectus (form no.2) along with the required fee and documents before the last date at the concerned regional center. The last date for submitting the documents and fee for admission is as follows

Last Date For January 2015 Session - 30th Novermber, 2014.
Last Date For July 2015 Session - 31st May 2015.

Click here for B.Ed Entrance Exam Results
Click Here for OpenMat XXXVI Results

We've been receiving multiple requests from our visitors about the results. Now the results are available and students can check them from the above mentioned links. Students can also contact their nearest regional center for more information about the admission process.

How To Check Results

It is very simple for students to check their results.  All you need to do is to visit the appropriate results page using the link mentioned above. Now you'll be asked to provide your enrollment number (9 digit number) in the text box mentioned on the results page. Just provide your enrollment number and click on the submit button to see your results.

All results will be available in PDF format. Students can take a print out of their results for future reference.

MBA & B.Ed are two most popular courses offered by IGNOU. Thousands of students wait for these results every year. Do check your results right now using the instructions mentioned above. Our team wish you a good luck for your future. You can write us at for any doubt you have regarding admission or results.
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