Author: Jagdish Kumar, India
With many private universities launching Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and emerging technologies courses, Indian highest education body is keeping an eye on such institutes.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked the state body to check who have given the nod for launching such courses.
One such state body is Telangana State Council for Higher Education (TSCHE), which has received a note from the AICTE asking the state to ensure that private universities should not launch any such courses without taking permission from respected authorities and if they are doing it, they are violating the norms of AICTE.
Telanagana has seen huge developments in Blockchain and cryptocurrency courses in the state and lot of investment have also come to the state.
Various private universities and institute in the state have launched the offering Master of Science in Data and Business Analytics and Post Graduate Diploma courses in Analytics, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Deep Learning, Blockchain technology, Internet of Things, Cryptocurrency without taking permission from the state or national body, it is learnt.
After this, TSCHE has issued a show cause notices to private universities asking them about the consent they have received for offering the new courses.
Against this situation, now new entities offering Master of Science in Data and Business Analytics and Post Graduate Diploma courses in Analytics, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Deep Learning, Blockchain technology, Internet of Things, Cryptocurrency and other emerging technologies.
An official form state education department said that though there is no doubt emerging technologies are need of the hour, but we need to check who has given permission to launch courses on Blockchain, crypto technologies under the nomenclature like MA, Msc.
Private universities have started advertising these courses in association with some business schools or universities from France, Germany and other countries.
Explaining further, the official said that the universities are charging huge fees along with taxes up to 18% on the year two year long course under which they boast that first year study in India and second year in France or any country, where they have tie-up with.
They are also claiming huge job opportunities with enticing salary packages in Euros in France and other European Union countries.
But the problem lies in their offer, what happen if the students don’t get a visa to complete his second country.
Officials at the national education body said that we have received a complaint that private universities and institutes are offering of degrees likes MSc and Post-Graduate Diplomas without the approval of the UGC, AICTE and Distance Education Council (DEC).
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