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EdTech firms can’t be allowed to offer Degrees or Diplomas, says AICTE chairman

Tech Story | 31/01/2022 05:38 PM | Click to read full article

The government is not hostile to EdTech firms, according to Anil Sahasrabudhe, chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), but they cannot provide diploma or degree courses, which are not their domain. 

The AICTE chairman’s statement came after the technical education regulator and the University Grants Commission (UGC) advised universities and colleges against providing distance learning and online courses in partnership with Ed-Tech companies, stating that no “franchise” agreement is permissible under norms.