Maharaja Savakorap University (MSU) has decided to grant recognition to open and distance learning education programmes for admission to all courses, including the undergraduate, postgraduate as well as PhD programmes. The move came after a notification from University Grants Commission (UGC).
The decision has come as a respite for the students who had passed out from open universities but were not considered eligible for admission at MSU. This will help in increasing mobility between open and traditional universities and increase intake at various faculties and colleges. In order to improve the gross enrollment ratio of the country and increase employability of the youths, the Government of India has visualized a greater role for open and distance learning institutions and entrusted the responsibility to UGC for regulating them. It will also open doors for credit transfer between the two streams in future and promote choice-based credit system (CBCS).