ACE Institute of Arts, Science and Management, Manjeri is affiliated to Bharathiar University under its Centre for Participatory Programme (CPP). We provide regular progammes of Bharathiar University, with all privileges of Internal Marks, Practicals and Viva Voce.
As per the decree of the Honorable Supreme Court, Bharathar University has the peculiar right to conduct its regular programmes beyond its territorial jurisdiction.
Courses under the Centre for Participatory Programme (CPP) are equivalent to the regular courses conducted by all other universities in India. Hence eligible for higher studies and employment as well.
The Centre for Participatory and Online Programmes was established by the syndicate of Bharathiar University on 23042008 in accordance with the provisions of Bharathiar University Act 1981 (Tamil Nadu University Act of 1982) as a constitution of the School of Distance Education with permission to identify and approve institutions to offer various Under graduate and Post Graduate degree and Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma as participatory programmes utilizing their facilities and faculties by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Participatory programme being an ingenious concept developed by Bharathiar University, colleges and institutions with facilities and faculty throughout India are being identified and approved as partners of Bharathiar University to offer various programmes as regular weekend programmes to help achieve higher grass enrollment ratio and higher literacy rate but without compromising on the standard of education imparted. Bharathiar University is the provider and partner institutions facilitates offering of the programmes as facilitator, as per the norms prescribed by the University.
Bharathiar University has territorial Jurisdiction of Niligris, Coimbatore, Erode as well as the newly created Tirupur district, established by carving out areas of Coimbatore and Erode districts. However, for offering distance education, the jurisdiction has been extended beyond those districts in accordance with one of the objects of the University as given in the Bharathiar University Act “ To hold examinations and to confer degrees, titles, diplomas and other academic distinctions on persons who shall have pursued an approved course of study by correspondence whether residing within the University area or not, and to provide such lectures and instructions for persons not being residents within the University area under conditions prescribed”.
Although jurisdictional restrictions was imposed by regulatory agencies earlier, DEC in its notifications no DEC / 2010 / Dated 29-03-2010 has categorically stated as follows “In its 35th meeting the council noted that distance education and online education cannot have the territorial jurisdiction. Further it was decided that in case of Central Universities and the State Universities, the territorial jurisdiction will be as per their Acts and Statutes for offering programmes through distance mode and distance education regulations of the respective Universities for all their programmes (F.No.DEC / 2010 / 6925 / dated 26-03- 2010).”
Further as per the supreme court interpretation of the AICTE Act (The Honorable Supreme court of India in case of Bharathidasan University and another Vs AICTE & others Public Notice no: UB/04(03) /2010) an University does not require prior approval of AICTE to commence new department or courses and programmes in technical education. Partner institutions and online providers are designated and function only as facilitators in the offering of the technical / professional programmes as given above. Therefore they do not require approval from AICTE.
Further, as per the requirement of the ministry of Human Resource and Development (No.F18- 15/93-TD.V/TS, Dated 01 March 1995) Bharathiar University has submitted an application to DEC and the DEC has accorded provisional recognition (DEC /Univ / State /07/ 5634 dated 31-08-2007) and continuation of provisional recognition till such time the committee (UGC, AICTE and DEC) visits Bharathiar University (F. No. DEC /2009 /17-12-2009).
Consequently, as per the notification (44) issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Education) on 1st March 1995, all the qualifications awarded through distance education by Bharathiar University has been recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government as well as under the state government.
Participatory Programme is an alternative to the formal education available to those who wish to join and pursue the Programme of their choice in a regular mode, utilizing all the facilities and faculty available to regular students in an institution of their choice, but on weekend days without affecting their opted commitments and working hours on working days.
This Programme enhances student intake in an institution in a year, maximize utilization of resources, provide opportunities for the depressed to pursue education and allow the regular students to acquire simultaneously another degree of their choice during the period of their regular study. This is yet another pursuit of Bharathiar University to provide a reach for unreachable and to produce highly qualified human resources.