DEC's decision to facilitate students who wish to pursue more than one course at a time
In order to promote distance education in India, the Distance Education Council (DEC) has decided that students can pursue two degree programmes simultaneously.
The council also said that students can pursue two programmes simultaneously through a combination of distance and regular modes.
However, two degree programs cannot be pursued through regular modes, reported a leading daily.
The decision taken by DEC was communicated to UPRTOU vice-chancellor Prof AK Bakshi, who said a student cannot enroll for two degree courses at the same time. However, he added that students can do the same through distance or combination of distance and regular modes from the same or different institution.
"There are large number of students in our institutions who wanted to pursue more than one course at a time but were not able to do so because of various constraints. But after the DEC decision, students can get admission in more than one course,” Prof Bakshi.
The DEC has also given the choice of some other combinations, including one degree and diploma/postgraduate diploma/certificate.
Similarly, a student can enroll for one postgraduate diploma and one diploma/certificate, one diploma and one certificate, two postgraduate diplomas, two diplomas and two certificate courses.