Pvt varsities flout UGC, SC directions; run off-campus

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 23:39

New Delhi: Certain private universities have
given affiliation to colleges and started off-campus centres
beyond their territorial jurisdiction in violation of the UGC
norms and the direction of the Supreme Court.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has identified
these universities. The state universities are not allowed to
give affiliation to colleges and start off-campus centres
beyond the states which have created them.

"It has come to the notice of the UGC that some of the
State Private Universities have affiliated colleges and
started off-campus centre(s) beyond the territorial
jurisdiction of their State in violation of the UGC
(Establishment of and Maintenance of Standards in Private
Universities) Regulations, 2003 and against the judgement in
case of Prof. Yash Pal & Others vs. State of Chhatisgarh &
Others," the UGC said in a circular.

Some of these universities are running these centres on
franchising basis which is not allowed also, it said.

As per the information available with UGC, there are 52
private universities established by the Acts of the
Legislatures of different states.

These universities are competent to award degrees as
specified by UGC through their main campus.


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