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Recognition of qualification through Distance Education Mode for employment in Railways

Railway Board Circular for Recognition of qualification through Distance Education Mode – Qualification from UGC approved Universities/ Courses will be accepted.

Ministry of Railways has issued a Circular regarding recognizing the qualifications obtained through Distance Education Mode.

Distance Education Qualification in Railways

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)

Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)

(Railway Board)

RBE No.50/2016

No. E (NG)-11/2010/RR-I/17

New Delhi. dated: 17.05.2016

The General Manager (P),

All Zonal Railways/Production Units, CORE/Allahabad,

MTP/Kolkata, Chennai. Mumbai,

CAO (R), DMW/Patiala, COFMOW/New Delhi, Director General,

RDSO/Lucknow & NAIR/Vadodra,

Director, IRISET/Secundrabad. IRICEN/Pune, IRIEEN/Nasik &

IRIM&EE/Jamalpur and Chairmen/Railway Recruitment Boards.

Sub: Recognition of qualification obtained through Distance Education Mode – Acceptance for purpose of employment on the railways.

Ref: Board’s Letter of even number dated 08/12/2011 (RBE No. 165/201 I) & 16/6/2015 (RBE No.67/2015), No.E(NG)ll/2001/RR-1145 dated 1417/2015 (RBE No.80/2015), No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-I/45/Pt. A dated 29/9/2015 (RBE No.118/2015) and No. E(NG)II/200 l/RR-1/20 dated 07112/2015 (RBE No.153/2015).


Vide letters under reference, instructions have been issued to Railways for non-acceptance of qualification obtained through distance learning mode for the purpose of employment on the Railways.

2. Department of Higher Education, M/o Human Resource Development notification No. F.6-1/2013-DL dated 10/6/2015 published in Gazette of India on 2517/2015 has decided that all the degrees/diplomas/certificates including technical education degrees/diplomas awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the University Grants Commission.

3. Accordingly, it has now been decided by the Board that above instructions of M/o Human Resource Development be complied with for the purpose of employment to posts and services on the Railways.

4. Instructions contained in this letter will be effective from the date of issue of notification of M/o HRD i.e. 10/6/2015.

5. Cases finalized prior to issue of this letter need not be re-opened.

(Neeraj Kumar)

Director Estt. (N)-11

Railway Board

Download Railway Board RBE No.5012016 No. E (NG)-11/2010/RR-l/17 dated 17.05.2016