“External Student” means a Private Student who is registered at Main Campus of the University for any certificate or diploma or degree programme, but study independently outside the University in accordance with section 2(1)(j) and 5(36) of the Apex Professional University Act, 2012, provided they are eligible for admission under the Regulation;

1. Is Apex Professional University recognized by UGC?
Apex Professional University is maintained and recognized by UGC in accordance with the provisions contained in section 2(f) of University Grant Commision Act, 1956 and empowered to award degrees in term of section 22 of UGC Act,1956. The UGC will visit us formally only after starting operations to ensure that our programmes are compliant. The University Grants Commission (UGC), a statutory body of the Government of India established 1956 through an Act of Parliament, is the highest institution responsible for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education in India.

External (Private) Students Registration Scheme does not come under the ambit of Distance Education Bureau (DEB) as per UGC letter F. No. UGC/DEB/RTI/2013/Vol 158/3351-52 Dated:  22nd November, 2013 and as per UGC Letter F.No. 1-2/2009 (CPP-II)  dated 16th January, 2014, University is empowered to registered External (Private) Students in accordance with the Apex Professional University Act, 2012.

Copy of the both letter are available on http://www.apexuniversity.edu.in/ugc-approval-letters/

Is Apex Professional University recognized by the AICTE
As per law, established universities do not fall directly under the purview of the AICTE. The Apex Professional University being a University is authorized to start and conduct new programmes/courses, without obtaining prior approval of the AICTE. However, for the purpose of ensuring coordinated and integrated development of technical education, and maintenance of standards, the AICTE may cause an inspection and render advice.