After UGC Directive, 29 Varsities to remove 'University' from Name

Nov 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

After UGC Directive, 29 Varsities to remove 'University' from their name. Earlier this week, UGC had issued deadline letter to 29 Institutes to remove 'University' Tag from their name. The move is in accordance with the recent order by Honorable Supreme Court.  HRD ministry will also notify new names of 14 deemed-to-be institutes, which earlier carried 'University' in their names. 

7 of these 29 deemed to be institutions have been directed to apply for alternative names within the deadline and the rest have been asked to revert to their original names. List of all the institutes is given on this page.

29 Varsities to remove 'University' from their name - Highlights of the News

 

On Wednesday 29 November 2017, University Grants Commission letters to the 29 deemed institute to remove the word “university” from their name before 30 November 2017 till 4 pm.

  • By 1st December most of the Universities have informed UGC that they will do so. 
  • Revised names of three deemed-to-be- universities will be notified by next week. HRD Ministry will notify new names for 11 other institutes in few weeks.
  • UGC has also listed the name of the 29 institutes in the letter released on its official website, thousands of students are currently enrolled in these institutions. If any of the listed institutes fail to respond by 4 pm, will be facing the loss of the deemed tag.
  • The University Grants Commission (UGC) released the notification as a direction issued by the Supreme Court on 3 November this year wherein the court has directed the University Grants Commission to take appropriate steps and restrain Deemed to be Institutions like Symbiosis, Manipal and TERI from using the word 'University. Earlier, the UGS has issued the necessary instruction for the selected institutions to submit compliance of not using the word 'University' within 15 days. Deemed Varsities no longer allowed to use ‘University’ word: SC

The Human Resource Ministry (HRD) grants deemed to be the status of the institutes based on recommendations from the University Grants Commission.

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UGC Deadline for the VCs of Deemed to be Institutions


The UGC has decided to give the last chance to the listed institutions to remove the tag University from their name and wrote 2 separate letters for the VCs of these institutions. 7 of these 29 deemed to be institutions have been told in the letter to apply for alternative names within the deadline and the rest have been asked to revert to their original names and drop the word 'university' from their name.

Both the letter from the UGC secretary P.K. Thakur carried a common warning saying “Failure to comply with these directions would amount to violation of the UGC Regulations, 2016 and necessary action would be initiated against the Institution Deemed to be University in accordance with Clause 22.0 of these Regulations which may include recommending withdrawal of the declaration notifying the institution as an Institution Deemed to be University to the Central Government”.

List of Institution told to use their original (registered) Names

  • Punjab Engineering College, Sector- 12, Chandigarh-160 012
  • National University of Educational Planning & Administration, 17 - B, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi 110 016
  • TERI School of Advanced Studies, Darbari Seth Block, Habitat Place, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110 003
  • K.L.E. Academy of Higher Education and Research, J.N.Medical College Campus, Belgaum (Karnataka)
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Madhav Nagar, Udupi, Manipal-576 1O4, Karnataka
  • Kalinga Insitute of industrial Technology, AT/PO KllT Patia, Khurda, Bhubaneshwar-751 024,
  • Orissa
  • Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Thapar Technology Campus, Bhadson Road, Patiala- 1 47 004, Punjab
  • Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali-304 022, Rajasthan
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Ettimadai Post, Coimbatore-641 105, Tamil Nadu
  • B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science & Technology, Vandalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, No. 12, Vembuli Amman Koil Street, West K.K. Nagar, Chennai-600 078, Tamil Nadu
  • Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science & Technology (PRIST), Yagappa Chavadi, Thanjavur - 614 904, Tamil Nadu
  • Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Jappiaar Nagar, Old Mamallapuram Road, Chennai - 6001 1 9,(T.N).
  • Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Post Box No. 6 No. 162, Poonamalle
  • High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai-600 077 (Tamil Nadu)
  • Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA), Tirumalai Samudram,
  • Thanjavur - 613 402, Tamilnadu
  • S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology, 2, Veerasamy Street, West Mambalam, Chennai-
  • 600 033, Tamilnadu
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, 1, Ramachandra Nagar, Chennai-600116.
  • Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation, Sankari Mani Road, NH 47, Ariyanoor, Salem-636308, Tamil Nadu
  • Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi-22l 007, Uttar Pradesh
  • Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, P.O. Agricultural Institute,
  • Allahabad - 211 007. U.P.
  • Shobit Institute of Engineering & Technology, Dulhera Marg, Roorkee Road, Meerut – 250010 (u.P.)
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute. P.O, Belur Math, Distt Howrah - 711 202, West Bengal.
  • Lingaya's Univemig, Nachauli, Old Faridabad - Jasana Road, Faridabad - 121 002, Haryana
  • Maharishi Markandeshwaruniversity, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
  • Christ University, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 029, Kamataka
  • Jain University,9112, Dr A.N. l&ishna Rao Road, V.V. Puram, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka
  • SYMBIOSIS International University, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune.411 004, Maharashtra
  • Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar-24g 404, Uttrakhand

List of Institutions told to apply for Alternative Names

  • Lingaya's Univemig, Nachauli, Old Faridabad - Jasana Road, Faridabad - 121 002, Haryana
  • Maharishi Markandeshwaruniversity, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
  • Christ University, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 029, Kamataka
  • Jain University,9112, Dr A.N. l&ishna Rao Road, V.V. Puram, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Kamataka
  • SYMBIOSIS Intemational University, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune.411 004, Maharashtra
  • Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar-24g 404, Uttrakhand

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