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DEGREE MILLS: AN OLD PROBLEM IN NEW BOTTLE AND CORRUPTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION IS OLD THREAT IN NEW BOTTLE

 
 
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DEGREE MILLS: AN OLD PROBLEM IN NEW BOTTLE AND CORRUPTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION IS OLD THREAT IN NEW BOTTLE
by System Administrator - Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 1:08 AM
 

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: KSOU is conducting illegal examinations even today in collaboration with ALGOL and others partners in alleged crime and running degree mill as per media reports says Khan "AIUPASA NATIONAL PRESIDENT and UGC is doing nothing.AICTE also is mute spectator .Let UGC file FIR and confiscate all examination material from all over centers in India . UGCshould not believe the false affidavit allegedly filed by KSOU VC Krishnan and its staff to get the UGC recognition..As on this date as allegedly reported by "AIUPASA NATIONAL PRESIDENT MUMTHAZ AHMED KHANKSOU VC and its technical collaborators are conducting technical BE B Tech and postgraduate courses examination throughout India and are running degree mill despite UGC has de-recognize the KSOU.UGC can crackdown with its squads all over India and confiscate the illegal examination materialconducted by KSOU partners. De-recognition is not sufficient .UGC need to take action on all India basis on KSOU its partners who are running examination illegally even on this date .KSOU has several partners' who have hundreds of study centers in all over India and KSOU has allowed their partners to conduct examination and evaluation without authority of law and SSLC passed employee of these partners evaluate M.Tech students fate and this VC has brought disgrace to entire University examination system.

MUMTHAZ AHMED KHAN national president ALL INDIA UNIVERSITIES PARTNERS, AFFILIATED COLLEGES AND STUDY CENTER ASSOCIATION (AIUPASA) which is a registered Association (Mobile Number 0-9916390790) is demanding UGC and central Government and state government to dismiss VC Prof Krishnan to save KSOU image as he has bought disgrace to University examination system and allowed big scam to run under his nose and supervision. AIUPASA demanding that KSOU need to adopt information management system like open ERP or SAP and run its entire work with total computerization and simple manageable procedures and transparent management instead of doing it manually which is root cause of reported unlimited corruption.. AIUPASA (www.aiupasa.org)NATIONAL PRESIDENT MUMTHAZ AHMED KHAN MOBILE NUMBER 0-9916390790 and his teamdid 24/7 efforts to get justice to students of KSOU .AIUPASA is demanding KSOU to stream lines the procedures for Admission to Examination to awarding of degree and adopt transparent systemand eradicate the unlimited corruption that exists in the in KSOUsubsystems . The KSOU is not fulfilling its part of responsibilities as per MOU signed by KSOU and collaborative partners. Admission to examination to awarding of degree KSOU is flouting all norms of University and this is reportedly root cause of corruption. Collaborators are forced to give bribe otherwise they will face problems in admission of students and declaring the results or they issue show cause notice. Reportedly and allegedly the VC Prof Krishnan is root of all problems as it is reported that he has not conducted single examination of partner's institution student's examination by his team of examiners and only demanding bribe from collaborators. KSOU has not evaluated the answer sheets of partner's institution student's examination by KSOU. Who conducts the examination in KSOU and who evaluates the answers sheets and who declares the results of partner's institution student's examination is the mystery which CID/CBI must investigate. Academic council must limit its activities towards academics and syndicate should limit its activities for policy decisions and framing regulations.

Earnyour degree in 48 hours. Get a BBA now and earn an MBA after two years of work experience. Fully recognized! Advertisements like this aredime a dozen in newspapers and magazines, and some of them even offer electronic delivery wherein the degree is delivered by email.A recent research has estimated that the fake degree industry is worth over Rs. 12,000 crores worldwide.  In case of India, the UGC maintains a list of fake universities, but it does not provide you the list of online fakes. THERE is no unanimity on what a degree mill is. No one denies that a 'university' operating from a mailbox service, selling diplomas to anyone, no questions asked, is a mill. But what if there were a requirement of one month of study and a 10-page thesis? Six months of study, 50 pages? Two years of study and 200 pages? Would it be still a fake university? .. How to spot the fake degrees and diploma and fake accrediting agenciesis bigger question in the minds of students. The mill-operators most popular tool: The apostille: Reportedly The Apostille is used to fool people in one country into thinking a fake diploma issued in another country is legitimate. The implications are significant for higher education, immigration systems (visas), and commerce (jobs, promotions, pay raises). The Apostille is simply, an international notarisation, or documentation.Authorities in one location certify that the signature and seal on a public document from another location is an authentic copy. The Apostille Convention makes clear that, '...the effect of an Apostille does not extend to the content of the public document to which it relates.' One can take any document to a local notary service anywhere. The notary compares the signature on the document with the signature on a passport or driver's license, and if they are the same, will stamp and seal the document.The notarised document is then submitted to a national agency which confirms that the original notarized document has a proper seal and signature, then issues the Apostille. At no point does anyone read the document. Apostilles are issued by various agencies: the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK, the Department of State in the US, the Ministry of External Affairs in India, etc., and sometimes by embassies and consulates.Scores of degree mills have used the Apostille process to fool students. They type out a statement that say they are licensed, accredited, approved, and internationally accepted. Reportedly That statement is locally notarised, then they get the Apostille and say, for instance, 'We are fully accredited and recognized by the government of the United States, as attested in a document signed by Secretary of State .'

Reportedly Diploma or degree mills come in many guises. Some degree mills blatantly offer to sell a degree and perhaps a transcript from a legitimate school. Others can be easily recognized by promising that an applicant can receive a degree in a very short period of time, sometimes as little as five days. Another type of degree mill will purport to look at an applicant's life experience and award a degree based solely on a description of this experience. Others may require the student to submit papers or other assignments, but still will provide the degree in a short period of time with much less work than would be required by legitimate institutions. An advertisement that claims a student can "earn” a degree in much less time than it would take at a legitimate institution is likely evidence that the school is a degree mill.Degree mills may resemble legitimate institutions in some ways. For example, many legitimate schools provide credit for life experience, but almost all of these schools require students to provide extensive documentation demonstrating how their experience relates to the learning objectives of the course or courses for which they are seeking credit and may require papers that relate the experience to the course requirements as well. Some schools will also provide opportunities for completing the requirements for a degree in a short period of time. Typically, however, these kinds of programs are intended for students who have completed a considerable number of college-level courses, perhaps at a number of institutions, but have not put these credits together to complete a degree.Degree mills are not a new phenomenon. During the latter part of the 19th century, the value of the degree increased substantially, as evidenced by the passage of the Morrill Land Grant Act and the founding of many new colleges. This created a market for degrees, and fraudulent providers moved into the market to meet the demand. The first documented reference to degree mills was in 1876 when John Eaton, a United States Commissioner of Education, called them a disgrace to American education (Bahur, 2003).