The best way to gauge the validity of a degree or a diploma is by checking the national accreditation of the school you get it from. There are governing bodies (usually established by the national government itself) that accredit institutions on their capability to educate students. In India, in particular, operating Universities are required to have accreditation from an official governing body in order to be valid. That simply means that all institutions should be accredited by either the National Board of Accreditation, or NBA, or the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The only exceptions to this rule are Universities established by India’s Act of Parliament.
Online PhD programs are one of the most popular ways of learning today. Lately, Indian institutions have tried offering distance PhD programs. But before you go with any program or institution, make sure first that the schools and course is accredited by an Indian governing body. The best way check if an institution or an online PhD program is valid is checking its NAAC accreditation. All distance PhDs in India are accredited by the NAAC. This way, you can be sure that the school you are applying for and the course you will be taking is recognized by the national board. Moreover, with an NAAC accreditation, you can be assured of the quality of education fed to you.
Make sure to always check a school and a course’s accreditation before applying or enrolling. This way, you will neither waste your time nor money.