8 Out of 44 Institutes Get 'Deemed Varsity' Status

8 Institutes Stated As 'Deemed Varsity'
Eight out of 44 institutes has now been approved as Deemed Universities. Though the Supreme court is still in the process of hearing the final report of deemed university case, eight of them which had been found as weak on certain grounds to acquire deemed university status have now improved their faults which were pointed out by the Tandon Committee in 2009 and has managed to fit in the list of Deemed Universities.

Based on the review of 'Tandon Committee' 44 universities in Group B among the 126 Universities had failed to qualify as deemed universities and required rectification in certain parameters while, the other 38 has managed to qualify as Deemed Universities.


It said that, the rest 44 universities were put into Group C and are completely incapable of getting the recognition of an 'Deemed University'. And such universities which were affected by the decision had presented the matter in the Supreme Court.

The Eight Universities who have worked hard to move from Group B to Group A are as following:

  • Stayhyabama University, Chennai
  • Bharai Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  • Avinashilingam Institute of Higher Education for Women and Home Sciences, Coimbatore
  • NITTE, Managalore
  • KLE, Belgaum and
  • HBNI (Homi Bhabha), Mumbai

The Tandon Commitee has also found that these universities had improved a lot in areas like following the guidelined of UGC, Governance, Research output, Quality Education, Innovations in Teaching, Faculty resources and awarding degrees, Admission process, Doctoral and other degree programmes. While 30 is marked as a minimum score to reach the eligibility category these eight institutes have managed to score 31.

The key parameter considered for these universities as most of them were run by the family of the promoters was 'Governance' . No comment made by the committee regarding the governance aspect of these deemed universities except the Bharati Vidyapeeth whose administrative structure showed an exceptional change.

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