The Supreme Court on Thursday rapped the University Grant Commission (UGC) for going into "slumber" over conducting physical verification of infrastructure and faculty strength of deemed universities, which were black- listed by a Committee appointed by the Centre.
A committee set up on Supreme Court's directions is understood to have zeroed in on seven of 41 'C' category deemed universities which still do not fulfil such criteria, with UGC planning to sent showcause notice to these institutes.
A govt panel reviewing functioning of deemed univs has found some institutions running distance mode courses without approval and has recommended discontinuation of such programmes and initiation of legal action against them.
Deemed universities, whose derecognition is sought by the central government, have decided to get together to float two lobby bodies and implead themselves in the case being heard by the Supreme Court.
The Centre on Monday told the
Supreme Court that it has decided to withdraw the "deemed"
status to 44 universities in the country alleging these were
being run as family fiefdoms rather than on academic
A high-level committee, which
reviewed the functioning of the deemed universities, has been
asked to suggest an action plan to implement the
recommendations, the government told the Rajya Sabha
The UGC committees, reviewing
the functioning of 130 deemed universities across the country,
have found several deficiencies, including shortage of
teachers and facilities, in a number of such institutions.