Following a notice from UGC, M S University (MSU) has come upon a decision of permitting recognition to the launch and admissions of distance learning education programs in all courses, including the undergraduate, postgraduate as well as PhD programs.
Up till now, the students who had completed studies from open universities or through distance learning mode were ineligible for admissions at M S University.
Off late, Government of India had envisioned greater responsibilities for distance learning institutes and open colleges and UGC have been assigned to regulate them, in order to increase employment opportunities of youth and enhance gross enrollment ratio across the country. This envisions is to elevate movement between traditional universities and open colleges. The decision will also surge numerous faculties and colleges.
Numerous students having their admissions in open universities such as Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
(BAOU) have coveted admission in regular programs offered at MSU, hence they are going be benefitted directly.
Moreover, this decision is to develop credit transfer between the two streams, ahead in future. This will also promote choice-based credit system (CBCS).
BAOU's certificate programs are already a part of CBCS at some universities of Gujarat, acknowledged as foundation courses or interdisciplinary elective courses.