MUMBAI: The future of over 30,000 students, who took admissions to Mumbai University’s distance education institute last 12 months, is uncertain with the university failing to get UGC recognition for months. Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) did no longer discern in the brand new listing of regarded institutes launched using UGC’s remaining week. The students who’re enrolled in first-yr programs will no longer secure admissions in the 2nd 12 months. Without UGC’s reputation, no fresh admissions can be authorized this year. IDOL’s admission process generally starts in the second week of July.
A June 28 UGC circular introduced names of a few greater institutions recognized to offer programs in open and distance mode under UGC (ODL) Regulations of 2017. Based on applications acquired with the Distance Education Bureau (DEB) aid, 82 higher educational establishments had been acknowledged for distance programs to this point. The UGC round states that each university, which got a reputation, can take fresh admissions this yr. Mumbai University’s name did no longer figure inside the present-day listing.
A student from IDOL, who secured admission in a masters’ program last 12 months, said students are involved approximately the institute no longer getting a reputation for two years. “Admissions have no longer yet started for the second year, and we’re uncertain if it’s going to manifest this month. More than 70,000 college students enrolled in courses are in the darkish. We have heard the director of IDOL is in all likelihood to end,” said the student.
While inspection by an expert committee from DEB, a UGC arm, changed into achieved on June three and four, the college’s name did now not make it to the known establishments’ listing. Vinod Malale, the spokesperson for IDOL, said the institute had submitted a revised notion final October. “The professional committee visited the campus in June. The method is beneath manner; we hope to get it by using this month,” said Malone.
While students claimed IDOL’s popularity is caught as the college is but to get accreditation from NAAC, a legit stated the obligatory NAAC rating became cozy till 2020 in a modern-day change. “The institute does not lack in infrastructure and has appointed 34 college members. We hope the order will come soon,” stated he legitimate.
MUMBAI: Naigaon resident Thomas Uledar (40), who become killed in a coincidence alongside along with his two minor sons on Tuesday, had escaped death while he got here head to head with terrorists Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail at Cama health center on November 26, 2008. On Tuesday, Clear, and his sons have been headed to Virar when a pace motive force rammed into their automobile on Sativali bridge.
The police stated in 2008, Clear, who carried out English training, and his brother-in-regulation Timmesh Chinakar were traveling with his sister who had delivered a girl a day in advance when the terrorists laid siege at Cama clinic.
In 2009, Chinakar had identified Kasab in the courtroom and stated he had snatched their cell phones, which have been later recovered from the terrorist’s rucksack.
Narrating his come upon with Kasab on social media, Uledar said the terrorist had pointed a rifle at his chest and asked him about the number of humans within the clinic ward.
MUMBAI: A 24-12 months-vintage Israeli ex-armyman’s trekking and mountaineering experience to Sri Lanka was not on time after a five.62mm bullet become located in his baggage. Y L Eliahu, a submit-graduate, become on transit at Mumbai airport on June 1, while stopped at the safety test earlier than he could board the flight. A trade flight changed into Bangkok and then to Sri Lanka after Eliahu completed the inquiry. Sahar police recorded Eliahu’s statement and seized the bullet.
“Eliahu turned into unaware approximately the bullet when he left his USA. He produced his old military ID. He had left the army years ago, but the bullet remained with him. He did not intend to create a problem,” stated an officer from the Sahar police station.