University Grants Commission, UGC has asked 14 institutes in Karnataka to drop the University label that they have. The Commission has likewise cautioned to make a move against these institutes for disregarding the Supreme Court guidelines.
A letter has been sent to these 14 institutes of the state where UGC Joint Secretary Archana Thakur has said that a portion of these institutes was all the while utilizing the word ‘university’ in their notice, site, letterheads, email addresses, hoardings, and so forth. The New Indian Express detailed that in the letter Thakur stated,
“If universities don’t quit doing as such, the serious action will be taken against them, as per the UGC guidelines 2019.”
The universities who have been cautioned against abusing SC guidelines are
Christ University, Indian Institute of Science, International Institute of Information Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Jain University, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bengaluru; JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research in Mysuru, K L E Academy of Higher Education and Research in Belagavi, Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Manipal, Sri Devraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research at Kolar; NITTE and Yenepoya in Mangaluru, and B L D E in Vijayapura.
This isn’t the first run through UGC has cautioned universities over misdirecting acts. Barely any prior days UGC has asked 127 deemed to be universities to abstain from calling themselves University.
It limited them to utilize the word university in their name in any way. It has asked these deemed universities not to utilize the word University even in their commercials, their site, site addresses, email locations, and letterheads as well.
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