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UGC Norms Are Difficult To Stick On- Deemed Univ's

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Struggle B/w Deemed Univ's & UGC Norms
Why are Deemed Universities facing difficulties in following UGC Norms? They believe they had temporarily laid to rest provision of the 2010 University Grants Commission Regulations through a stay last year.

At the end of august, the Deemed Universities had received a circular from UGC asking them to submit a memorandum with the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations 2010. The assessment and accreditation Council however, have not gone down well with the deemed universities.

Also, the circular said that despite several remainders the memorandum of association had not been revised according to the 2012 regulations. It demanded that they "submit the MoA as early as possible in order to submit compliance to the office of the Director General of Audit Central Revenues".

A NAAC circular for compliance with all provisions of the 2010 UGC regulations, failing which it threatened withdrawal of accreditation to those institutions. On the 29 deemed universities in Tamil Andu, 16 have been blacklisted as they did not meet standards set by the UGC.

The head of the deemed university asked DU's to comply with 2010 regulations to contempt of court. He said, The MHRD has given an undertaking that nothing will be done till the Tandon Committee issue is settled in the SC. Moreover, in the Madras HC, the MHRD has informed that a review committee has been constituted to review the 2010 regulations. Then why this hurry?".

The Dean of Planning and Development at SASTRA University S.Vidhyasubramaniam said "At a time when foreign universities enter India, the new regulations for deemed universities is nothing short of strangulation when actually DU's need oxygen. Instead of taking action against erring DU's, the MHRD's move to hijack the DU concept is a reverting step."

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