Committee suggests scrapping of ‘deemed university’ prefix

A parliamentary committee has urged the government to “actively consider” allowing deemed universities in the country to use the term ‘university’ to avoid confusion abroad as most foreign countries do not use such nomenclature, reports the Express News Service.

In its report, the education department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, Youth and Sports has recommended an amendment of Section 23 of the UGC Act, 1956 to let the ‘deemed universities’ shed the prefix.

Incidentally, this is also one of the recommendations made in the National Education Policy 2020. The report – “Review of education standards, accreditation process, research, examination reforms and academic environment in Deemed/Private Universities/other Higher Education Institutions” – also makes a strong pitch for streamlining the accreditation process of higher education institutions.
Full report on The Indian Express site