INDIA: Reprieve for 44 deemed universities

India's supreme court on Monday gave a reprieve to the 44 'deemed universities' facing de-recognition on the basis of deficiencies pointed out by the Tandon Committee, writes J Venkatesan for The Hindu. The court extended the status quo order: in other words, it restrained the government from taking further action on the basis of the report.

This means that deemed universities, which have a degree of autonomy, will be at liberty to take admissions for the academic year 2011-12.

A bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma also directed the federal government to reconstitute the three-member committee to examine the responses submitted by the deemed universities to their deficiencies outlined by the Tandon Committee.
Full report on The Hindu site