Amdus Group Educational And Welfare Society’s Voluntary Institutions was legally established under the guidance of jurist, eminent educationists and social workers for the development of education in wide areas. Government of Maharashtra registered the Society for propagation and development of distance education on the pattern of Open continuing & Distance Education System and registration No. F19549. Amdus Group Educational And Welfare Society, under SR XXI Act-1860. & B. Public Trust XXIX Act-1950, The Society, under Government of India, is Legal Autonomous and nonprofit Institution and has legal right of teaching & training under the provision of constitution. Copies of Bylaws, prospectus, etc. are sent to the various Authorities and Departments of the Government of India/State Governments and Union Territories by the Society from time to time. The area of operation of the Society is wide and extensive all over India. Information centers of examination are situated in almost all-major cities of India where semester/annual examinations are normally organized every year in May/December. Board is planning to open study examination centers for foreigners and non-resident Indians in various parts of the world. AGEAWS’S Boards will also follow the norms for conducting examinations as also follow National Curriculum Framework, 2005, as amended from time to time.
The Society is established for development of Education under the guidelines of national education policy 1986 and programme of action 1992 Govt. of India respectively. It has been constituted to regulate non formal Primary, Middle, Matriculation (10th), Senior Secondary (12th) education and other vocational courses (Under Self Employment Education Scheme) in India. With the help of educational experts to educate uneducated boys, girls, men and women for upliftment of the literacy in India So that they can serve society effectively and with dignity Society may impart education with international techniques and with stress on moral, mental, physical and social personality. Like all educational boards/Universities ours is also an autonomous body. Each educational organization acts on its own discretionary powers. According to these powers every board / university / state Govts. / Central Govt. of India has the liberty and right to take its own decision either to allow or refuse any admission / service. But we do our best to make success the non formal education programme. All the education programme run by the board is Society’s own autonomous education programme. Legality, Validity, Utility of the education programme is strict conformity with the constitution of India and law of the land under Article 19(1)G, 29 & 30.
Subject: Recognition of the Examination Dated: 20th September, 1952
According to Ministry of the Home Affairs Government of India Notification No. 26/4/52 C.C. Dated 20/09/52 issued in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission, that in case of Degree/Diploma awarded by Board & University in India which are in corporate by one Act of Central or part & State Legislature in India. No formal orders. Recognized Automatically For The Purpose Of Employment.
Under Secretary Government of India
*The AGEAWS was Inspired by the Government of indias Human Resources Development minister Mr Madheo Rao Scindhia who has introduced Private universities Bill for the first time in the parliament and since then the Society has marched ahead covering a long distance till what it is today on its own footing
*Under HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION ACT, 1993 autonomous bodies have been given special protection & consideration (For further details refer: AIR 1993 SC-2178.
*According to Govt of India National Educational Policy, 1986.
* Facility for Admission exist and open to Hindi Institutions in Self Reorganizations Act (For further details letters 9 2 87 D-1 (Bhasa) dtd 5thMay 1988 may be referred to issued by the Education Department Govt of India, New Delhi #According to J P Unnikrishnan Vs Andhra Pradesh AIR 1993, Supremme Court 2178,Volunteery Institutions/Council have right to spread education & issue Certificates for Degree/Diploma Vide Govt Notification AGEAWS is a mile stone of Globalization of education in India Council has lite a candle of the light and a million candles will lit ablaze the entire Educational firmament the whole world in the light of truth and awareness
A University Education Commission was appointed on 4th November, 1948, having Dr. S. Radhakrishnan as its Chairman and nine other renowned educationists as its Members. The terms of reference, inter alia, included matters relating to means and objects of university education and research in India and maintenance of higher standards of teaching and examination in universities and colleges under their control. In the report submitted by this commission, in part as 29 and 31, it referred to autonomy in education which reads as follows:-
“University Autonomy”- Freedom of individual development is the basis of democracy. Exclusive control of education by the State has been an important factor in facilitating the maintenance of totalitarian tyrannies. In such States institutions of higher learning controlled and managed by governmental agencies act like mercenaries, promote the political purposes of the State, make them acceptable to an increasing number of their populations and supply them with the weapons they need. We must resist, in the interests of our own democracy, the trend towards the governmental domination of the educational process.
Higher education is, undoubtedly, an obligation of the State but State aid is not to be confused with State control over academic policies and practices. Intellectual progress demands the maintenance of the spirit of free inquiry. The pursuit and practice of truth regardless of consequences has been the ambition of universities. Their prayer is that of the dying Goethe: “More light” or that of Ajax in the mist “Light, though I perish in the light”.
The respect in which the universities of Great Britain are held is due to the freedom from governmental interference which they enjoy constitutionally and actually. Our universities should be released from the control of politics.
Liberal Education- All education is expected to be liberal. It should free us from the shackles of ignorance, prejudice and unfounded belief. If we are incapable of achieving the good life, it is due to faults in our inward being, to the darkness in us. The process of education is the slow conquering of this darkness. To lead us from darkness to light, to free us from every kind of domination except that of reason, is the aim of education”
There cannot be a better exposition than what has been observed by these renowned educationists with regard to autonomy in education. The aforesaid passage clearly shows that the governmental domination of the educational process must be resisted. Another pithy observation of the Commission was that state aid was not to be confused with state control over academic policies and practices. The observations referred to hereinabove clearly contemplate educational institutions soaring to great heights in pursuit of intellectual excellence and being free from unnecessary government controls.”
Honorable Harold Wilson was born in Huddlers field in 1916. He was educated at Oxford University where he influenced tutor, G.D.H Cole. He became a Lecturer in economics at Oxford. Honorable Wilson, Member of the Labor Party was selected as the parliament candidate for or smirks and in1945 was elected to the House of Commons. Honorable Wilson was only 29, when he was appointed as parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Fuel &Power. During the 1964 general election campaign, Wilson promised to modernize Britain. Making full use of his academic background, Honorable Wilson was able to obtain a five seat majority is House of Commons. After the 1966 general election, this majority was increased to 97.
He was twice elected as the Prime Minister of Britain. Honorable Harold Wilson was the founder of the Open University. Education held special significance for a socialist of Wilson’s generation; in view of its role in both opening up opportunities for students from working class backgrounds and enable the UK to seize the potential benefits of scientific advances. Honorable Harold Wilson’s major aim for the concept of an Open University was to give adults, who missed out on tertiary education, a second chance through part time study and distance learning. In 1966, Wilson was the first chancellor of the newly created University of Bradford, a position, he held until 1985. In Sept. 1967 a cabinet planning committee was set up to work out a comprehensive plan for an Open University. Prospectuses of Open University were published in 1969 (before the courses were prepared) and it was clear that there was enough interest for the Open University to succeed. The first Open University students began to study in 1971.
By the end of the 1970's, the Open University was firmly established as a respected educational institution with 70,000 students, and 6,000.
Graduate in g each year. Since then, the Open University has been at forefront of the education – application of new technology from video, through the advent of personal computers to internet. Today, the Open University supports the largest online academic community in the world, where some 4, 00, 00 users and students are engaged in more than 96,000 electronic conferences. The Open University is widely regarded as higher education to all, regardless of background or previous educational qualification.
The concept of Distance education originated from Berlin (Germany) in1856. Afterwards, Russia granted recognition to Distance Education in the world. In this manner, the idea of Open University was conceived by the British Prime Minister Mr. Harold Wilson, in the year 1863 to provide an opportunity to persons who were otherwise denied opportunities to further their education and make their life successful. In 1996, under the Royal Charter an open university was established. The success of which was more far reaching than the traditional stress on open universities. Under the New Education Policy 1986, the Government of India laid particular stress on Open Universities and Distance Education.
The concept of distance education is good alternative to the heavily strained formal education system. The pressure in the field of higher education is ever increasing as more students apply for different courses every year. The number of students entering university has been rising at an average rate of 7per cent a year. At present, more than 30 University are offering correspondence courses.
The Open Education gives opportunities to all people who are not in a position to go to college or University to acquire degrees .They are convenient for the disadvantaged groups, living in remote areas and those who are employed. They enable students to pursue their education at their convenience without relying on rigid daily schedules and the constraints of attendance in class rooms. On 5th August 1985, the Union minister of Education said in the Rajya Sabha that The Open University would open an important era in educational technology and will be a role model in educational technology and in method of teaching different courses to the poor? The Open Education System gives sufficient flexibility in academic matters. It has a multimedia approach to instruction. The students have to make use the radio, the television, C.D. and computers, in addition to books, the study centre’s, located at places convenient for the students, serve as a storehouse of knowledge. The authorities of the Open Education System take steps to conduct periodic discussions and seminars on difficult and important topics. The Open Education System in our country produces good results in the field of higher education.