UGC forbids 123 deemed varsities from using 'university' as suffix

The SC order directs the heads of these institutes to “restrain from using the word ‘university’ within one month

The University Grant Commission has ordered as many as 123 deemed-to-be universities to refrain from using the word ‘university’ in their name. Instead, the institutes may use the phrase “Deemed to be University” within parenthesis.

Among the list of institutions that received the UGC letter are Delhi-based Indian Agricultural Research Institute (Pusa), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences and Jamia Hamdard.

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Other institutions on the list include the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, BIT Mesra (Ranchi), Christ University, Bengaluru, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Symbiosis International University, Pune, BITS Pilani among others.

Citing a Supreme Court order dated November 3, UGC secretary PK issued a circular stating that the use of the word violates Section 23 of the UGC Act of 1956, which stipulates cases where the use of the word “university” is prohibited.

The SC order directs the heads of these institutes to “restrain from using the word ‘university’ within one month. Institutes that do not comply with the order will face action under the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2016.

 

 

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