At present, there are 129 Deemed to be Universities in India, the review committee constituted by the Central Government to review the functioning of the existing Deemed to be Universities placed 44 Deemed to be Universities in category-III which, neither on past performance nor on the promise for future, had the attributes, to retain their status as Deemed-to-be-Universities.
The matter is presently sub-judice as the Hon”ble Supreme Court has directed the Government to maintain status-quo vis-à-vis the 44 institutions found unfit to continue as institutions Deemed to be Universities. A Task Force was constituted with the same members as that of the Review Committee. The task force has recommended a seven point action plan to ensure that students studying in these institutions are not put to any unavoidable inconvenience.
As informed by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
Source: Press Information Bureau
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