Issues clarification regarding validity of M.Sc Environmental Science
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has informed the general public, students and stake holders that all programs offered by IGNOU including the MSCENV are duly recognized by UGC and in terms of the decision taken by UGC in its 550th meeting held on 18th February, 2021, the UGC has exempted IGNOU from applicability of UGC (Open and Distance Learning programs and Online Programs) Regulations, 2020 w.e.f. academic session 2020-2021 and onwards.
In a statement issued to Kashmir Despatch, the University officials have said that all the Degrees/ Diplomas/ Certificates awarded by IGNOU are recognized by all the member institutions of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and are at par with the corresponding Degrees/ Diplomas/ Certificates issued by all Indian Universities/ Deemed Universities/ Institutions etc.
“IGNOU offers two programs in Environmental studies viz (1) Masters of Science (Environmental Science -MSCENV), (2) Master of Arts (Environmental Studies – MAEVS). The Masters of Science (Environmental Science –MSCENV) program is having lab course of 4-credits in first three semesters and dissertation/project of 8-credit course in fourth semester as compulsory courses to complete the degree, ” the statement issued by IGNOU reads further.
The news regarding questioning the validity of Degree obtained in Masters of Science (Environmental Science -MSCENV) from IGNOU by some newspapers is factually wrong, incorrect and misleading, informed the Regional Director Dr. Shahnawaz Ahmad Dar.