TNOU cancels 2018-19 batch B.Ed admissions. The Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) which has cancelled B Ed admissions for the 2018-19 Batch. Due to the pandemic, the University Grants Commission has decided not to entertain applications for recognition or approval of UG and PG courses for 2020-21. UGC approval was made mandatory for all Open and Distance Learning mode courses from 2018-19. Till then, universities were offering B Ed courses with National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) approval. Follow us to get daily updates.
TNOU’s Cancellation of 2018-19 B.Ed admissions:
Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) is an Indian institution for open and distance learning established by the government of Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 2002 and is based in Chennai. The university was established by the Legislative Assembly of the government of Tamil Nadu in Act 27 of 2002 to provide access to higher education for those who had been previously unable to pursue it. It opened in 2003, was recognized by the University Grants Commission in September 2015, and is one of five universities approved to offer distance learning outside its state of establishment.
TNOU registrar K Rathnakumar said that “TNOU admitted students to the B Ed course following NCTE approval and appealed for UGC approval for the two-year degree programme. But UGC has said students were admitted without its approval and based on its direction, we are cancelling BEd admission for 2018-19 batch,” Admissions had been given with the clause that they were subject to the UGC recognition,” he added.
TNOU also said it would reimburse admission and exam fee paid by 306 candidates who joined the course. Though the university spent money on study material and conducting contact classes, the syndicate has decided to refund the money collected from candidates who will have to submit their name, B Ed registration number, bank account number and other details.
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