Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is India’s largest distance learning varsity with over 4 million students in India and 36 other countries came under HT scanner. Hindustan Times recently reported how the degrees & diplomas offered under the name of IGNOU by private firms violating rules and costing the public exchequer over Rs. 300 crores.
The private groups that gained most from offering IGNOU degrees and diplomas include Bhopal-based AISECT ( Rs. 65 crore), Chennai-based SAPET ( Rs. 116 crore) and Mumbai’s Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) ( Rs. 20 crore).
CBI is set to probe a series of MoUs signed by IGNOU under its former Vice Chancellor VN Rajasekharan Pillai with private firms that earned crores offering IGNOU degrees between 2006 and 2011. (Detailed story here)
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