NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY is a truly global online Institution without walls and borders. NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY is a 100% online initiative, with the purpose to offer online / distance education programs and confer academic and honorary degrees / diplomas legally. NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY is a non-profit degree granting educational corporation in the USA (F.I. No. 0100782157). NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY does not offer any academic credits of whatsoever to the students - 100% of all our programs are non-credit bearing programs (that also means that the students cannot transfer any academic credits to any other institution). All our programs that we offer are conducted only via online / distance education mode and no training or equivalent thereto is required in any physical location.
Accrediting bodies recognized by US Government agencies as reliable accrediting agencies – as mentioned by the U.S. Department of Education in http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg6.html have informed NMU that, they do not accredit, free, non-credit bearing, non-traditional degree programs or stand-alone online universities without brick and mortar setups and for the types of non-traditional programs offered by NMU, accreditation is not necessary. Additionally, accreditation from accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is voluntary and not mandatory in the USA
NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY IS FULLY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE USA AND HENCE ALL YOUR DEGREES ARE LEGAL AND LEGITIMATE GLOBALLY. YOU MAY LEGALLY SUFFIX / PREFIX THE NOMENCLATURE OR YOUR DEGRGEES / CERTIFICATES (EXAMPLE: Dr. JOHN, MBA, PhD., or Dr. RAM, MD, or Er. SMITH, BE / ME / BS / MS, or JOHN, BA / MA, Etc.). ALL YOUR CERTIFICATES ARE LEGAL AND IF YOU WANT TO USE THEM LEGALLY (EVEN IN COURTS OF LAW) THEY CAN BE APOSTILLED AND EMBASSY LEGALIZED. (SEE OUR FEES SECTION)
The degrees are granted directly by NMU, USA and are covered by the institutions approval in the USA. All NMU degrees and diplomas are globally recognized by the industry, corporates and businesses. They are very useful for students who wish to only graduate to enhance their knowledge, upgrade their entrepreneurial skills, have new careers, increase their chances of employability in the private sector / industry, advance in business and private sector jobs with promotions, improve their self, which could lead them to more money, more security, and a better way of life.
Please read the ‘Admission as an Affiliate Student’ section below.
NM University ONLY admits, globally a number of students, graduates, diploma holders, business men, etc., who further do not wish to proceed to either a traditional college or traditional university qualification or other jobs that require traditional degrees, but wish to only graduate to enhance their knowledge, upgrade their entrepreneurial skills, have new careers, increase their chances of employability, advance in job with promotions, improve their self, which could lead them to more money, more security, and a better way of life, to its non-credit bearing, non-traditional degree programs.
All students who pursue these non-credit bearing degree programs are known as affiliate students and study in this way. Please note that no transferable credits are provided. Students at the Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral level can be admitted as an affiliate student.
All of NMU degrees are legal and legitimate. However, please note that degrees in certain disciplines require special registrations with Government certified bodies for practice in those disciplines. However, if that is your goal, then please check before enrolling whether the non-credit bearing, non-traditional first degrees from NMU, may help you to do so or not. If you have first degrees, by virtue of which you have done your registrations, then, you may acquire your second non-credit
NMU does not come under the purview of UGC, AICTE, AIU, Etc., as they are meant for Indian Institutions and they do not recognize ONLINE PROGRAMS of foreign and even Indian Universities and hence the non-traditional degrees are not valid for Government jobs in India, for proceeding to higher education in TRADITIONAL Indian Universities, etc. However, the degrees are legitimate and LEGALLY VALID, in India and the globe.
AKU does not come under the purview of (or regulated by) UGC, AICTE, MCI, AYUSH BOARDS, LAW / BAR COUNCIL, ANY OTHER OR ALL INDIAN CENTRAL / STATE GOVERNMENT BODIES, COUNCILS, AND BOARDS, ETC., as most of these are meant for Indian Institutions. Association of Indian Universities (AIU), is the statutory body that provides equivalence (recognition) for foreign degrees and AIU does not provide equivalency (recognition) for ONLINE / OPEN / DISTANCE / CORRESPONDENCE / VIRTUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS of foreign Universities (that includes online degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and the likes).
Note; AIU provides equivalence (recognition) for foreign degrees, except for foreign degrees in disciplines like Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Law, Architecture, etc., as such cases are handled by the respective professional councils like MCI, etc., and all those councils do not provide equivalence (recognition) for foreign degrees obtained by open/distance/correspondence/online/virtual modes of study, according to their websites.
Hence, the non-traditional online degrees from NMU are not valid (like all other online foreign degrees) for Government jobs in India, for proceeding to higher education in TRADITIONAL Indian Universities, for government-related registrations, evaluations, passports, licenses, etc. Just because online degrees of foreign universities are not recognized by the statutory bodies of India, they do not become invalid or illegal. NMU is regulated by the laws of the United States of America. Therefore as a matter of comity, the degrees are legitimate and LEGALLY VALID in India and the globe and are recognized and considered valuable by the private sector and the society, by and large, as proven by hundreds of our successful alumni.
Mandated by the Government of India, Association of Indian Universities (AIU) is the competent body that evaluates foreign degrees and provides equivalence (recognition).
Association of Indian Universities (AIU),
AIU House, 16-Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg, New Delhi - 110002
SEEKING ADMISSION TO PROGRAMME OF STUDIES PROMISING DEGREES AWARDED BY THE FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES FOR STUDIES UNDERTAKEN THROUGH OPEN/ DISTANCE/CORRESPONDENCE / ONLINE/VIRTUAL MODE, etc.:
1. As of now, the AIU does NOT accord Equivalence (RECOGNITION) to such foreign degrees that have been obtained for studies undertaken through open/distance/ correspondence/online/virtual mode(s), etc. (That also includes online degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and the likes).
1. AIU does not entertain applications for equivalence of such professional degrees awarded by foreign universities which also entitle the holder of the degree to practice a profession in India. 2. Thus, degrees in disciplines like Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Law, Architecture, etc., are presently outside the purview of the AIU as such cases are handled by the respective professional councils (All those councils do not provide equivalence (recognition) for foreign degrees obtained by open/distance/correspondence/online/virtual modes of study, according to their websites).
Issued in Public Interest by the Evaluation Division, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, India; www.aiu.ac.in
University Grants Commission (UGC),
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi - 110002.
Equivalence (Recognition) of (Foreign / Indian) degrees is not determined by the UGC.
For higher education purposes, it is decided by the University concerned (The University will certainly insist on AIU equivalence for foreign degrees) and for employment purposes by the employing organization (Government organizations will certainly insist on AIU equivalence for foreign degrees. Normally, the private sector organizations do not insist for AIU equivalence (unless expressly specified by the particular organization) and generally, a legitimate and legally valid degree qualification (such as an AKU degree) is accepted).