universities sought to be de-recognised by the Centre, a
Supreme Court-appointed panel justified.
HRD Ministry has set up a three-
member committee to give a hearing to 44 deemed universities
that were found unfit to be accorded varsity status as they
lack appropriate academic infrastructure standards.
The apex court, while adjourning the matter to September
28, directed the Centre to file individual affidavits
vis-a-vis the 44 varsities explaining the basis adopted by
the Tandon Committee to de-recognise them.
Government will move the Supreme
Court to challenge stay orders of High Courts in some states
on an UGC direction to all deemed universities that they
should not call themselves as universities.
A government panel reviewing
functioning of deemed universities has found some institutions
running distance mode courses without approval and has
recommended discontinuation of such programmes.
Failure to obtain over 40 percent score on nine different criteria like governance, research output and faculty resources had led to the blacklisting of 44 deemed universities by a government panel.Feb 18, 2010, 20:03 PM IST
The Supreme Court today issued
notice to the Centre on a petition challenging the validity of
the law conferring power on the Central government and the
UGC to grant deemed university
status to an institute.
A high powered committee of the Union Human Resource Ministry has submitted that over 40 private universities in India don’t deemed various norms and thus should not continue with their deemed status.Oct 29, 2009, 11:08 AM IST