HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has said that the 100 per cent cut-off marks this year, for admission in certain streams in Delhi University is due to the demand-supply dynamics and a solution lies in expanding the educational infrastructure. Mr. Sibal said that the demand is far greater than supply and thus the cut-off is bound to be high. The HRD minister also asked that if there is one Sri Ram College of Commerce and everybody wants admission there, what solution can be given to students.
UGC has banned physiotherapy course through distance learning mode. As the subject has large modules of practical teaching and cannot be imparted through distance learning mode, so it should be taught face to face. In its notice, UGC put forward that some of the universities are offering certificate, diploma, graduation and post graduation courses in physiotherapy through distance learning mode. Citing a previous order of Delhi High Court, UGC said that the court had held that professional courses should not be imparted through distance mode.
Students planning to enroll for Indira Gandhi University (IGNOU) can now write their exams in their regional languages. This is really a great step to give education a wider perspective. IGNOU Vice Chancellor, Professor VN Rajasekharna Pillai said, “The University has been working on a series of new path breaking ideas to meet the diverse and often daunting expectations of a large number of learners, who cannot afford to acquire education from a conventional university.” IGNOU has taken several other initiatives for the benefit of its students.