Delhi High Court issues notices to Mahatma Gandhi University (Meghalaya), Central Government, Distance Education Council and UGC


Delhi High Court issues notices to Mahatma Gandhi University (Meghalaya), Central Government, Distance Education Council and UGC

The question of recognition and validity of degrees/ diplomas certificates awarded through Distance Education is once again making waves amongst the legal chambers of the capital. In early January 2013, Punjab Technical University (PTU) came into radar upon plea filed by a student pursuing MCA course through a study center of PTU. On March 21st 2013, the Delhi High Court allowed PTU to continue with examinations of the enrolled students and the also ordered PTU to restrain from admitting students for 2013 session until it obtain necessary approvals from UGC & Distance Education Council (DEC).

This time the private varsity, Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) established in Meghalaya has come into notice after petition filed by its student in Delhi High Court alleging that the MGU Meghalaya has entered into various technical collaborations and opened study / learning centers across nation. One such center, Fashionista, charged him over one lakh rupees for diploma course. Later the student came to know that the center lacks basic arrangement and infrastructure like library, labs, teachers, etc. The student didn’t receive even the copy of the syllabus from the center or from MGU even after 6 months of the commencement of academic session.

As per the University Grants Commission (Establishment of and Maintenance of Standards in Private Universities) Regulations of 2003, “A private university established under a State Act shall operate ordinarily within the boundary of the State concerned. However, after the development of main campus, in exceptional circumstances, the university may be permitted to open off-campus centres, off-shore campuses and study centres after five years of its coming into existence and subject to the following conditions:

1.     The off-campus centre(s) and / or the study centre(s) shall be set up with the prior approval of the UGC and that of the State Government(s) where the centre(s) is/are proposed to be opened.”

Even the apex body, DEC, governing the recognition of distance education in the nation failed to observe and adhere its own rule while granting approval to MGU Meghalaya which is reproduced below:

“As per the decision taken in 40th meeting of the Distance Education Council, the territorial of the State Universities (both govt funded and private) will be as per their Acts and Statutes but not beyond the boundaries of their respective State. No sub-letting of the study centres can be allowed and the University should close down such centres. Running of the study centers outside the jurisdiction should not be allowed.”

The private university, MGU Meghalaya, which got recognized by UGC by the mid of 2011 got approval from DEC within one year of establishment for almost all professional & traditional degree & post graduate degree programmes in management, sciences, animation, media, computers, etc. Interestingly, the varsity hasn’t got any approval from UGC to run these study centers and distance educational programmes beyond its territorial jurisdiction of the state, Meghalaya. The main campus of MGU at Meghalaya is still not developed.

However, respecting the DEC notice few state universities like Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU Rohtak), Guru Jambheshwar University (GJU Hisar), Sikkim ManipalUniversity (SMU Gangtok, Sikkim) have already shunned their operations beyond their respective state boundaries.

All other private varsities like MGU MeghalayaLovely Professional University (LPU Punjab), CMJ University Meghalaya, The Global Open University (Nagaland), EIILM University (Sikkim), NIILM University (Haryana), NIMS University (Jaipur) and many more are openly flouting rules. Sources even confirm that private varsities are even shelling out their regular and full-time degrees by franchising through private shops.

Source: – K. Anuj

Member Journalist Association of India

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77 thoughts on “Delhi High Court issues notices to Mahatma Gandhi University (Meghalaya), Central Government, Distance Education Council and UGC

  1. sonika July 8, 2013 at 6:44 am Reply

    i am student of Mahatma Gandhi University .this is one of the best university. this university give me good study materials,CD’s for study and also give me extra notes for better studies. there are good faculty for teach me always in spare time.

  2. sheena July 8, 2013 at 6:51 am Reply

    Mahatma Gandhi University is affiliated from UGC-AICTE-DEC approved.University campus is good.i feel lucky to be part of it.this is the university .

  3. adamu salisu garba July 8, 2013 at 6:54 am Reply

    mahatma gandhi university is very good university their services are very good they take care their student in a very right manner…..

  4. abubakar bello zuntu July 8, 2013 at 6:59 am Reply

    i am student of mahatma gandhi university and i am satisfied here from all facilities of mgu and their services are very good.

  5. mohammed garba sani July 8, 2013 at 7:03 am Reply

    MGU is having best faculty. Staff is very supportive. Atmosphere is very healthy.

  6. babagana shettima ali July 8, 2013 at 7:11 am Reply

    “Mahatama Gandhi University has been famous for its good facilities and online features for students in distance mode of education for both Indian & International students. Although it has been approved by all important departments of govt in Education sector.”

  7. kashim ali shuwa July 8, 2013 at 7:14 am Reply

    I am student of Mahatma Gandhi University, University of the facility`s are very good here Faculity.This University affilated UGC-DEC-AICTE.

  8. sadiq mohammed July 8, 2013 at 7:17 am Reply

    I am student of this university, and this university provide colored study material for studies and there faculty are given very good notes.

  9. abdulmumin shamsuddeen abubakar July 8, 2013 at 7:21 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university.The course has comprised interesting material, with excellent teaching and support.The level of tuition suits me, as I feel challenged by it. The tutors are mostly excellent, very enthusiastic and inspiring.

  10. Rahul kumar July 8, 2013 at 7:21 am Reply

    Mahatma Gandhi University a very superior university for distance education. i m student mgu. university provided study material. time to time exam & result also

  11. imrana danazumi July 8, 2013 at 7:26 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university. I am satisfied here because at here faculties are good and excellent and atmosphere is very good.

  12. marc mateleka alimasi July 8, 2013 at 7:30 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university(mgu) and good performence is given by this university and i am satisfied.

  13. bosongo atanda jeanluc July 8, 2013 at 7:31 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university. I am satisfied here because at here faculties are good and excellent and atmosphere is very good here.

  14. kabaya marco marco July 8, 2013 at 7:35 am Reply

    Mahatama Gandhi University as been famous for its good facilities and online features for students in distance mode of education for both Indian & International students. Although it has been approved by all important departments of govt in Education sector.

  15. deepanshu jha July 8, 2013 at 7:37 am Reply

    such a bright

  16. gilbert kalumbu mande July 8, 2013 at 7:39 am Reply

    MGU is approved from UGC and DEC. THey have the best industry oriented curriculum, which is very compulsary in todays world. mgu is very good university

  17. naina July 8, 2013 at 7:47 am Reply

    .MGU is a very good university in distance and open learning..This University offers various recognized courses and providing all features to each and every student and the staff members assure to offer best services at all times.This university give 100% feedback to their students……

  18. Shivam Gupta July 8, 2013 at 8:00 am Reply

    Mahatama Gandhi University is very good university in distance learning mode.

  19. ABHAY July 8, 2013 at 8:26 am Reply

    MGU IS A VERY GOOD UNIV IT PROVIDES GOOD STUDY MATERIAL

  20. ADITYA July 8, 2013 at 8:30 am Reply

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  21. simi July 8, 2013 at 8:36 am Reply

    I cant second you on this. MGU is not a fake university

  22. sonam paldon July 8, 2013 at 8:41 am Reply

    University providing the all the facility on time. Also the University recognised by UGC-DEC and listed in UGC/DEC Websites.

  23. mopapa gradi July 8, 2013 at 8:56 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university,and this university provide study materials.Our faculty is very supportive always ready to help to students. Even they gives their spare times to help us.it is good to learn in this university.

  24. kayembe yamba medi July 8, 2013 at 8:59 am Reply

    this is a excellent university

  25. tuendele peny maranatha July 8, 2013 at 9:03 am Reply

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  26. golden July 8, 2013 at 9:08 am Reply

    its a very reputed university and it has all the facilities and good faculties

  27. moses disac harden July 8, 2013 at 9:08 am Reply

    mgu university is good university.It provides good study material and lectures, also provide good features for students. Provide many online features like exams, study, reg etc. I am satisfied with mahatma gandhi university.

  28. Mayanak July 8, 2013 at 9:09 am Reply

    The above info is entirely fake..in fact MGU is recognized from UGC, APPROVED BY DEC AND HAVING TRIPARTITE COMMITTEE FROM UGC-AICTE-DEC. This University offers various recognized courses and providing all features to each and every student and the staff members assure to offer best services at all times.In fact the study materials provided by MGU is exceptnal..not in India even in Asia no other University is providing the quality Self learning material.MGU is the Best University in the Distance mode all across the globe so far providing quality education.

  29. francis lwamamba ngenda July 8, 2013 at 9:15 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university and I am studying here .In mgu all faculties are so
    coperative in nature and also so excellent. So, I am satisfied here.

  30. sita basola glee July 8, 2013 at 9:16 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university and I am studying here .In mgu all faculties are so
    coperative in nature and also so excellent. So, I am satisfied here.

  31. mushinga masudi ruben July 8, 2013 at 9:22 am Reply

    I am the student of mahatma gandi university. This University offers various recognized courses and providing all features to each and every student and the staff members assure to offer best services at all times.

  32. Ragini July 8, 2013 at 9:25 am Reply

    MGU has received many awards for its achievements in distance education and its technological advancement for online learning

  33. kisaku kyabu micah July 8, 2013 at 9:27 am Reply

    I am the student of mahatma gandi university. This University offers various recognized courses and providing all features to each and every student and the staff members assure to offer best services at all times.

  34. bakule david ssempebwa July 8, 2013 at 9:35 am Reply

    gud performance give by mahatma gandhi university and i am satisfied with this university

  35. PASARLAY July 8, 2013 at 9:43 am Reply

    Some people thought that from MGU there will be no oppurtunities, but don’t think like that as a student of MGU, I feel very proud that I studied in MGU, Now and my friends from MGU working in different and some of them settled in States also

  36. lakhan July 8, 2013 at 9:44 am Reply

    excellent services given by university

  37. siken mutendi mukulumani July 8, 2013 at 9:48 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university, and this university provide colored study material for studies and there faculty are given very good notes ..

  38. IFTEKHAR AHMED July 8, 2013 at 9:48 am Reply

    MGU is very good university. Have good course material,very good books,practical in approach

  39. MURTAZA July 8, 2013 at 9:51 am Reply

    The Facilities Provided by the MGU to students were amazing, No other open university can Provide that type of Study material.

  40. fabien mkola mwembia July 8, 2013 at 9:51 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university, and this university provide colored study material for studies and there faculty are given very good notes .. this university is very nice.

  41. jamilu sabo ibrahim July 8, 2013 at 9:55 am Reply

    I am the student of Mahatma Gandhi University, According to me, this university is nice for distance education.

  42. kakese mukendi amed July 8, 2013 at 9:57 am Reply

    I am a student of Mahatma Gandhi University. University offering best faculities and staff.
    This university is so good for distance learning.

  43. mayala nsilulu fortuna July 8, 2013 at 10:02 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university.The course has interesting material, with excellent teaching and support.The level of tuition suits me, as I feel challenged by it. The tutors are mostly excellent, very enthusiastic and inspiring. The atmosphere of the classes is good usually — dedicated and professional.

  44. bahindwa anastema kelly July 8, 2013 at 10:07 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university. This university is very good university because This University offers various recognized courses and providing all features to each and every student and the staff members assure to offer best services at all times.

  45. freddy kankolongu lukengu July 8, 2013 at 10:14 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university.The course has interesting material, with excellent teaching and support.The level of tuition suits me, as I feel challenged by it. The tutors are mostly excellent, very enthusiastic and inspiring. The atmosphere of the classes is good usually — dedicated and professional.

  46. kande mvuanda guyguy July 8, 2013 at 10:17 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university. This university is very good university because This University offers various recognized courses and providing all features to each and every student and the staff members assure to offer best services at all times.

  47. jassi July 8, 2013 at 10:18 am Reply

    nice university with faculties

  48. supriya bajaj July 8, 2013 at 10:19 am Reply

    awesome

  49. jitender July 8, 2013 at 10:21 am Reply

    I like the university

  50. wasim July 8, 2013 at 10:23 am Reply

    I like the studymate of this university

  51. shweta July 8, 2013 at 10:24 am Reply

    good performance

  52. gabriel richard rutainurwa July 8, 2013 at 10:28 am Reply

    Really mahatma gandhi university is nice university and MGU is approved from UGC and DEC. THey have the best idustry oriented curriculum, which is very compulsary in todays world.

  53. ahmad usman jikamshi July 8, 2013 at 10:31 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university.Really mahatma gandhi university is nice university and MGU is approved from UGC and DEC. THey have the best idustry oriented curriculum, which is very compulsary in todays world.

  54. ambanengo nathan July 8, 2013 at 10:34 am Reply

    MGU is a very gud university in distance and open learning.This University offers various recognized courses and providing all features to each and every student and the staff members assure to offer best services at all times.

  55. zhandu nziku melotte July 8, 2013 at 10:37 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university. This university is very good university because This University offers various recognized courses and providing all features to each and every student and the staff members assure to offer best services at all times.

  56. said suleiman said July 8, 2013 at 10:40 am Reply

    I am student of mahatma gandhi university.The course has interesting material, with excellent teaching and support.The level of tuition suits me, as I feel challenged by it. The tutors are mostly excellent, very enthusiastic and inspiring. The atmosphere of the classes is good usually — dedicated and professional.

  57. mputu lutumba jhilton July 8, 2013 at 10:46 am Reply

    Mgu is Providing Best Quality Education through its best Study Material even in Distance Education.

  58. kabeya wa kabeya dieu merci July 8, 2013 at 10:51 am Reply

    MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY IS THE BRILLIANT UNIVERSITY IN EVERY SECTOR LIKE DISTANCE LEARNING AND PROVIDES BEST FACILITIES AND GIVE FULL SUPPORT TO STUDENTS

  59. mohamed rehema hussein July 8, 2013 at 10:54 am Reply

    MGU University is one of the best university that offered Information Technology courses tha t will enable it student to have both Theorical Aspect and also Pratical Aspect ,i am very Glad to study at this institute and is having Different Faculty that one can study.

  60. mohammad sadegh firouzi July 8, 2013 at 11:00 am Reply

    I am the student of mgu.in my opinion this is a nice university.well educated and mannerable staff.

  61. simon muke July 8, 2013 at 11:02 am Reply

    I am the student of mgu.in my opinion this is a nice university.well educated and mannerable staff.

  62. sylas muke July 8, 2013 at 11:05 am Reply

    Mahatama Gandhi University as been famous for its good facilities and online features for students in distance mode of education for both Indian & International students. Although it has been approved by all important departments of govt in Education sector.

  63. nnadi ejike clinton July 8, 2013 at 11:06 am Reply

    mgu is a great university in my opinion.i like this university because of its good education.

  64. kaleya mane July 8, 2013 at 11:07 am Reply

    this is a excellent university

  65. malaku lamasia jemimah July 8, 2013 at 11:09 am Reply

    i like this university because there is a very good environment and well trained staff.

  66. mohit July 8, 2013 at 11:20 am Reply

    university approved by UGC & DEC…….

  67. SYED HAROON AHMADI July 8, 2013 at 11:45 am Reply

    I am currently pursuing my MCA from MGU and I feel its really good…giviging my exams as and when I want and got time for 3 yrs to complete it….Also their study material is very good. The only down side is if you are wanting a masters degree, they don’t give you one…..its a diploma. Apart from that everything else is very good and pretty simple.

  68. NAZEEF MUHAMMED LAWAL July 8, 2013 at 11:47 am Reply

    The Facilities Provided by the MGU to students were amazing, No other open university can Provide that type of Study material.

  69. Abhinav July 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm Reply

    It was a great exprience. I must say it is the number 1 university in our India.

  70. Jaleel July 22, 2013 at 10:20 am Reply

    iam indiacan student…my university is meghlaya mgu….iam studying in kerala

  71. rashid July 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm Reply

    hi. Iam doing my degree as a BBA student under MGU. Our course is designed by INDIACAN ( A PEARSON COMPANY) Is a 3year programme containing 1year internship and 2year at campus, And our centre took the franchisee of INDIACAN. So is there is any problem regarding MGU and my centre?
    Plz give me a replay…..

  72. vinayak b patil August 23, 2013 at 7:30 am Reply

    hi sir/madam im vinayak from dharwad karnataka stat and im lurening in hubli in visionfly vidyanager it’s under of MGU & i chosed corusce is aviation,hotelmangament,travel&tourisam, but here so problame in instute so will you give me right information.please sir/madam

  73. tariq September 15, 2013 at 10:21 am Reply

    All those people who have wrote in favour of MGU, ther is a small confusion, which MGU have you studied in, in Kerala or in Meghalaya, Kerala is no doubt one of the best but i think the news report is saying about MGU meghalaya, i want to know about that university…

  74. bwesilo kesen September 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm Reply

    is this university granted for engineering..?
    because recently it was under scanner so i would like to get an information regarding that..

  75. priyanka singh September 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm Reply

    sir, i am a student of iipm lucknow and it is affiliated to mgu meghalaya. in this time so many problem in our institute because everyone says mgu is not recognised from ugc for giving the degree out of their state so please give me the right information because its related to our future……plz…… plz………

  76. raj October 2, 2013 at 10:09 am Reply

    i have personal experience that MGU is best university by providing study material and kit to the students.

  77. rohit October 14, 2013 at 7:31 am Reply

    im a student of MGU,pursuing bcom through distance education.
    MGU meghalaya is a very good university there is no doubt about it
    the study materials provided are excellent,
    it is recognised by ugc.
    The results and exams are on time without any delay.
    the university is very organised 🙂

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