Rajasthan has highest number of pvt varsities, RS told
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Last Updated: Friday, March 11, 2011, 17:59
New Delhi: The country has 77 private universities with Rajasthan topping the list with as many as 16 such institutions, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday.

"According to available information, as on date, there are 77 universities established by state legislatures without public funding," Minister of State for HRD D Purandeswari said during Question Hour.

She said state legislatures were competent to establish private universities, with or without public funding.

Rajasthan has 16 universities, seven of them in the state capital, Jaipur. Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have 11 private universities each. Himachal Pradesh has the third highest private universities in the country at nine.

Meghalaya and Uttrakhand have five private universities each while Haryana and Sikkim four each. Chhattisgarh has three private universities whereas Nagaland and Punjab have two each.

Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Orissa and Tripura have one private university each, she added.

"Standards of eduction in private universities, including those relating to teaching, are regulated through the University Grants Commission (Establishment of and Maintenance of Standards in Private Universities Regulations, 2003)," she added.


First Published: Friday, March 11, 2011, 17:59

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