UGC approved 34 out of 44 blacklisted universities to operateSeptember 25, 2014
University of Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, has given approval to 34 blacklisted deemed universities which were previously blacklisted. It has asked them to start functioning again. In 2009, the central government had blacklisted 44 deemed universities across the nation, 34 of which have got an approval from UGC now.
Out of the remaining Universities, 7-8 have been blacklisted due to inadequate infrastructure facilities. UGC has created a committee headed by vice chairman H Devraj that has prepared the list. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry will be sending a show-cause notice to these universities before de-notification.
The report will be submitted in Supreme Court on September 30, 2014. Two deemed universities, on the other hand have already approached the court complaining about UGC's failure to follow the inspection process.
Nine parameters were taken into consideration when evaluation was being done: whether all their present academic activities and programmes could have been carried out without being a deemed university; conformity to the provisions of the UGC Act and UGC guidelines; aspects of governance; quality of and innovations in teaching-learning process; research output; doctoral and other research degree programme; faculty resource, admission processes and award of degrees.
The list of blacklisted deemed universities are:
Bharath Institute of Higher Education,
Chennai Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation,
Salem Academy of Maritime Education and Training,
Chennai Maharishi Matkandeswar University, Ambala, Haryana
Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Rajasthan
List of universities proposed to be blacklisted:
Janardhan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur
Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology, Thanjavur
UGC's list of fake universities released recently can be checked here:http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/ugc-releases-a-list-of-fake-universities-in-india-up-tops-the-chart/1/383613.html