UOU, Uttarakhand Open University , Offers Graduate degree after Six months course.
If you've no school certificate, that's no lcass 8th, 10th or 12th certigicate; then UOU has a great offer for you.
UOU offers you a graduate degree even without any school education.
Eligibility Criteria for UOU Six months Course for Graduate Degree:
If you are literate
If you're 18 years of above
Then you're eligible to get a BA, BCom and BCA degree from UOU, an Open University imparting distance education.
How To get the UOU Graduate degree if someone never went to School :
To become eligible for UOU Bachelor programmes : BA, BCom and BCA; the person has to do a 6 months duration Bachelor Degree Preparatory Programme (BPP). UOU BPP is a bridge course to enable a person become eligible for the Bachelor programmes.
There will be separate bridge courses (BPP) for different Bachelor degree courses (BA, BCom, BCA), namely :
Bachelor of Computer Application Preparatory Programme (BCA PP) for BCA
Bachelor of Commerce preparatory Programme (BCom PP) for BCom
Bachelor of Arts Preparatory Programme (BA PP) for BA
The Study material:
The UOU will provide the Study material for the Six months BPP Course.
BPP Examination: At the completion of 6 months, the candidate will have to appear in BPP final examination; and on successful completion (which will be of qualifying nature) , the candidate will become eligible for the Bachelor Courses in UOU i.e. BA, BCom and BCA.
No Claim for Job or employment based on the Bachelor Degree received through the UOU BPP course
The Uttarakhand Open university has made it clear that the primary objective of UOU BPP course is to enable people with no schooling get Higher education. That apart, after completing the Bachelor Degree received through the UOU BPP course , the person can take admission for post graduate degree programme in any University in India. But no person can claim a Government job on the basis of Bachelor Degree received through the UOU BPP course.
The Acceptance of the UOU Six months BPP Bridge Course:
So far more than 3000 people have done BPP course from UOU. It's a nice offering for anyone who somehow couldn't do schooling.
A set back for young men and women in Uttarakhand who are planning to do DElEd from one of the DIETs in various districts of Uttarakhand. The NCTE has released the list of Institutions recognized by NCTE to conduct DElEd (Diploma in Elementary Education) Courses in the academic year 2014-15, and unfortunately no DEIT in Uttarakhand managed to get the affiliation to conduct the DElEd in the academic year 2014-15. DIET is District Institute of Education and Training.
Since the last date to get the DElEd affiliation and recognition from NCTE is already over (March 03, 2014); hence all those Uttarakhand students who want to do DElEd will not have to move to other states to do the Diploma in Elementary Education.
The DIETs in various districts of Uttarakhand can now get the recognition from the NCTE for Academic session 2015-16 i.e. next year.
The NCTE List 2014-15 for the Northern Region has recognized 298 institutions for academic session 2014-15. Out of these 81 institutions are recognized for DElEd and 217 institutions for BEd.
States Closest to Uttarakhand where NCTE recognised DElEd instutions are present
Uttar Pradesh, Himanchal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.
DElEd made mandatory for Primary Teacher posts from April 01, 2014 onward
As per the new rule, after 31 March, 2014 only those candidates who have passed the DElEd course will be eligible to become primary teachers in Uttarakhand Schools (as per recent NCTE rule, under the Right To Education Act or RTE Act).
Right now, that's before March 31, 2014 BEd and TET qualified candidates are eligible for the PRT posts.
NOTE: Irrespective of whether the Uttarakhand Government goes ahead with its plans to release notification for DElEd, we suggest you to do DElEd from any Institution in Uttarakhand only when it's recognize by NCTE.
The polling date for Uttarakhand, i.e. the date of voting for Uttarakhand for the Lok Sabha election 2014 will be May 07, 2014. The voting for all Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand will take place in one single day, i.e. May 07, 2014.
The counting of votes of Lok Sabha elections 2014 for all Lok Sabha seats in the country will take place on May 16, 2014.
New Book about Uttarakhand Hits the Bookstores. Named, Uttarakhand Nibandha Hridaya -- A Book of Essays About Uttarakhand, the book is a decent offering.
On February 03, 2014 at 2:34 PM I received a phone call from a guy. His name was Miteshwar Anand. The purpose of the call was informing me about his first book: Uttarakhand Nibandha Hridaya -- A Book of Essays About Uttarakhand.
When I asked him why a Book of essays about Uttarakhand?
He replied: Much has happened in Uttarakhand in the past one decade. This means that any person who wants to present himself or herself informed on the various aspects of Uttarakhand, needs a quick refresher course on various statistical numbers regarding Uttarakhand with a free flowing commentary. Under this light, an essay compilation on various aspects, challenges facing Uttarakhand and the growth so far, becomes a necessity. Hence the Book.
Mr. Miteshwar Anand was particular that I read the book, before I make any opinion about it. This guy really means business. No nonsensical callousness on his part.
By February 05, 2014 I received the book.
I completed the book on February 16, and today I'm writing about it.
Uttarakhand Nibandha Hridaya -- A Book of Essays on Uttarakhand Publisher: Burans Prakashan Language : Hindi
The book on Uttarakhand essays spans 124 pages.
There are 22 Essays divided in Four Parts.
The four parts are namely:
Khand-1 (part 1): Uttarakhand Ki Visheshtayein (Characteristics of Uttarakhand) Khand-2 (part 2): Apada, Vikas va Paryavaran sambandhi samasyaein aur Chunautiyan (Problems and Challenges regarding Calamities, Growth and Environment) Khand-3 (part 3): Vartaman aur bhavishya sambandhi samasyaein, chunautiyan aur sambhawanayein (Problems, Challenges and Possibilities of Present and Future) Khand-4 (part 4): Vividh (Miscellaneous Topics)
There are special appendices on 2013 Uttarakhand Floods and Census 2011.
About the Author:
Miteshwar Anand or Miteshwar Anand Gaur belongs to village Sundauli Haldukhal, nainidanda block, Pauri Garhwal. After his schooling from Pauri, he graduated from DU in Economics and International Trade. He did an MBA (PGDBM) from Welingkar Institute of Management Mumbai.
He worked for Reliance Industries and Nokia Siemens in the past. Currently he's preparing for Civil Services. He has made it to the interviews of UKPSC PCS 2010 and is currently busy brushing his facts and awareness about Uttarakhand, Country and World.
He's an avid biker, with fine interest in reading, writing and travelling.
The first thing which strikes about the book is the language. The writer has written very good Hindi.
The book quotes wide range of resources and hence looks well researched.
Overall a great book to get an overall grasp of Uttarakhand in a few days. A great resource for anyone who is preparing from competitive exams for Uttarakhand Government jobs.
What the Book lacks:
Female foeticide or Killing of Girl child in mother's womb is an alarming problem of Uttarakhand. The author has touched the issue under declining sex ratio in the essay on Women empowerment. It would have been great, if an entire essay giving the proportion of the Girl slaying in various districts of Uttarakhand was included. That apart, the book sometimes looks too much hyperbole (in hindi means Mahimamandan). Hyperbole definitely doesn't go well, when literal blood shed of girl child is taking place in Uttarakhand.
Apart from that the book more or less does justice in informing the readers about the problems and challenges facing Uttarakhand at present and in future.
Conclusion: Do read this book of Essays About Uttarakhand