Deemed institutions told to drop the word ‘university’

In a letter dated 10 November, the University Grants Commission, India’s higher education authority, has asked 123 Deemed-to-be-Universities to drop the word 'university' from their names, reports NDTV.

The letter cites a Supreme Court order dated 3 November and says that the use of the word 'University' by Deemed-to-be-Universities is in violation of Section 23 of the University Grants Commission Act. The court has asked Deemed-to-be-Universities to stop using the word within one month of the issue of the court order.

The Supreme Court had also said then that no Deemed-to-be-University can run open and distance learning courses from the next academic year (2018-19) unless it is permitted to do so by the authorities concerned.
Full report on the NDTV site