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UGC orders 123 institutes to drop tag of ‘university’

DNDEL11670 | 11/15/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :279 | India



New Delhi: Institutions like Jamia Hamdard, Symbiosis International University and others that are under the deemed-to-be-universities category will not be able to use the word ‘university’ in their names. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked 123 deemed-to-be-universities to drop the word from their names in a letter dated November 10. The letter cites a Supreme Court order of November 3, 2017 and says that the use of word ‘university’ by such institutes is in violation of Section 23 of the UGC Act. The court has asked such to stop using the word within one month of the issue of the Court order. While issuing orders on banning technical education through distance mode, the apex court had also said that no deemed-to-be-u
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