25 September, 2020

Mumbai University awards 30,000 college students correspondence tag

MUMBAI: For near 1/2 a century, Mumbai University (MU) did no longer admit correspondence students. This year, even though, in a special arrangement, it’s been compelled to award that tag to over 30,000 college students. The purpose: It admitted candidates to the Institute of Distance and Open Learning even though the center did now not have UGC recognition.

Last 12 months, the University Grants Commission derecognized IDOL as MU did not have a legitimate NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) grade. That did no longer stop the university from admitting students to IDOL although.

“The UGC does not apprehend the batch that became admitted in 2018. It turned into no longer proper on part of the MU to confess students while it did not have the popularity,” stated a senior UGC respectable. This changed into conveyed to MU government and hence IDOL did no longer start admission this year until it received the UGC nod.


Now, the UGC has presented MU popularity for a yr as it gave a project that it would get its NAAC grade and score at the least three.26 (the minimal required).
“But the permission is for the sparkling batch only,” stated the UGC officer.

To store an educational yr of hundreds of college students, the college’s control council, in a unique assembly, decided to furnish the “external candidate” tag to college students admitted in 2018. “These students could be awarded a degree of external graduates by way of Mumbai University and no longer through IDOL,” stated IDOL spokesperson Vinod Malale.

State universities such as Savitribai Phule Pune Vidyapeeth that do not have a distance studying faculty provide students the choice to pursue correspondence guides.

MU had stopped that ever considering IDOL came up in 1972. But those college students will be taken into consideration as MU’s correspondence candidates.
“For years, recruiters have no longer seen an outside student degree from MU. Many will surprise about the authenticity of this diploma,” stated a faculty.

Moreover, there is a distinction in the way in which distance studying faculties characteristics and the way in which a correspondence route is run. IDOL offers lectures all through evenings and also on weekends, not like a correspondence program underneath which the institute sends lecture fabric by means of put up and college students simply take an examination from the institute.

“There is a difference between the two forms of college students. While we attended classes round the yr, it is not honest that the university needs to recollect us as outside college students,” said a student who has enrolled for BCom, one of the maximum popular guides.
Meanwhile, the admission method for 15 diploma courses presented by using IDOL has started. Till date, 23,984 candidates have registered thru the net link. Admission for courses inclusive of first- and 2nd-yr trade, arts and science (facts era), MA, MCom and MSc, will take region between August 2 and 20. Admission for 0.33-yr trade and arts commenced on July 20 and will be on till August 20.

Maharashtra: Tempo driver held for fatal hit-and-run

MUMBAI: A tempo driving force turned into arrested for killing a 35-12 months-vintage pedestrian in successful-and-run in April. The Vakola police stuck Riyadullah Shaikh (51) on July 31 whilst he came again to Mumbai. Shaikh had long past into hiding to his village in Uttar Pradesh after selling his tempo in Nashik.

On April 29 around 5.30pm, Shaikh rammed into an unidentified guy in Santacruz (east). The police suspect that the victim changed into a beggar. The police tracked Shaikh down with statistics discerned from CCTV pictures of the coincidence spot. He changed into booked and later released on bail surety.

Western Railway hit due to the non-stop rains, electricity cuts at many locations

MUMBAI: The Western Railway suburban and lengthy-distance phase was affected due to the non-stop rains overnight.
“Heavy rains had been lashing Vasai-Virar place for the reason that closing night time. Present water tiers are a hundred and sixty-180 mm above rail line on thru lines. The trains between Vasai-and Virar are being run on gradual traces with cautious speed leading to put off of 15-20min,” said a reputable.

“Due to the heavy downpour, the two mega blocks formerly scheduled for Western Railway – along with the dismantling of a FOB at Mahim and any other rail block among Santacruz and Goregaon were canceled,” a legit stated.

Power cuts have been witnessed in many elements of the Mumbai metropolitan region. Due to waterlogging and a high degree of water of Ulhas river, all 4 power feeders from Sonivali substations are kept off.

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