Moratorium on deemed univ status to be lifted
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Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2010, 20:51
New Delhi: After notifying new regulations for grant of deemed university tag to institutions, the government is set to lift a year-long moratorium on processing of fresh applications for such status.

The HRD Ministry had kept in abeyance last June the processing of fresh applications of institutions for the status of deemed universities.

"Now the new regulations have come into force. The moratorium will be lifted and the fresh institutions will be granted the status as per the new norms," a ministry official said.

The moratorium had put the fate of over 200 institutions in limbo. These institutions had applied to the UGC for grant of deemed status.

Twelve institutions had already got UGC's approval for the status and were under consideration of the HRD minister.

However, now all these institutions will be inspected fresh according to the new norms and awarded the status as per the recommendations of the expert panels.

The UGC has already notified the new deemed universities regulations which stipulate stricter norms for grant of deemed tag to institution.

As per the new regulations, an institutions needs to have at least 15-year standing and highest rating by an accreditation agency for being considered for deemed status.

Under the proposed regulations, no deemed university can offer courses in distant mode. Each institution needs to have a corpus fund of Rs 25 crore.


First Published: Monday, May 10, 2010, 20:51

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