Technical education can not be provided through correspondence courses: Supreme Court

 

The Supreme Court has ruled that technical education can not be provided through correspondence courses. The Apex Court restrained educational institutions from providing courses in technical education like engineering through distance learning programme.

It affirmed findings of Punjab & Haryana High Court on the issue and set aside Odisha High Court verdict which allowed technical education by correspondence.

Two years ago, the Punjab and Haryana high court ruled that a degree in ‘computer science’ obtained through distance mode could not be considered on par with one attained by attending regular classes.