Off-site campus of University: HC issues notices to UGC, AICTE
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 02, 2011, 23:49
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the responses of the UGC, the AICTE and the Sikkim Manipal University on an allegation that the private varsity was illegally running its off-site campuses at various places in the national capital.

"Issue notice to the respondents (University Grants Commisison, the All India Council for Technical Education and the private university)," a division bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by Bhupendra Chaturvedi against the private university alleging that it was not authorised by the UGC to open campuses outside the territorial jurisdiction of Sikkim.

The university has 52 unauthorised study centres in the national capital alone and the fate of hundreds of students are hanging in balance, senior advocate Arvind Nigam said.

The UGC, through its notifications issued in April and June, 2009, had disapproved of the move of the university to open off-site campuses.

Taking note of the plea, the court asked the UGC and others to file their responses on March 15.


First Published: Wednesday, February 02, 2011, 23:49

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