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UGC gets nod for fresh inspection of deemed varsities

May 6, 2014


New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday gave the University Grants Commission the go-ahead for conducting a fresh inspection of 41 deemed universities which were sought to be de-recognised on the basis of the Tandon Committee report.

A Bench of Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and Vikramajit Sen, after hearing counsel Rakesh Diwedi, said the UGC had regulatory powers to conduct a fresh inspection and directed it to submit its report by July 31.

Opposing re-inspection, Additional Solicitor-General Indira Jaising said the UGC could use three earlier reports ā€” of the Tandon panel, the committee of officers and the UGC report itself ā€” to take a decision.

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