Committee suggests scrapping of ‘deemed university’ prefix
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