Panel to submit report on deemed universities to SC tomorrow

A committee set up on Supreme Court's directions is understood to have zeroed in on seven of 41 'C' category deemed universities which still do not fulfil such criteria, with UGC planning to sent showcause notice to these institutes.

New Delhi: A committee set up on Supreme Court's directions is understood to have zeroed in on seven of 41 'C' category deemed universities which still do not fulfil such criteria, with UGC planning to sent showcause notice to these institutes.

The panel's report will be presented by the HRD Ministry to the Supreme Court tomorrow, which would take a final call about the fate of these institutes.

The report was discussed at the UGC commission meeting here today.

The Supreme Court had earlier this year directed the UGC to examine all the reports of the 41 deemed to be universities and advise the central government.

These universities had gone to the Supreme Court after they were put in the 'C' category in 2009 by the Tandon Committee.

After the Supreme Court's direction, UGC had set up a committee under vice chairperson of UGC H Devaraj, which heard all the 41 deemed universities separately.

Officials said the commission meeting today took into account the report of the panel and decided to issue showcause notice to the seven universities as to why they should not be denotified.

However, a few officials said the matter would be left to the Supreme Court to decide about the fate of these varsities.

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