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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Re-examine 44 Deemed Universities : Supreme Court to HRD Ministry

Source : Indlaw

The Supreme Court directed the Union HRD ministry to re-examine 44 deemed universities to find out whether these fulfil the eligibility conditions. 

A bench comprising Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Deepak Verma directed the Union government to submit its report by April 2011. 

The HRD ministry has earlier submitted before the court that it has decided to de-recognise these 44 universities as they do not fulfil the conditions and are even lacking in basic infrastructure such as qualified teaching staff and laboratories. 

The Supreme Court, however, had restrained the Centre from de-recognising these deemed universities keeping in view the interests of over two lakh students who have taken admissions in the universities. 

Some of the students approached the Supreme Court contending that their careers will be ruined and they also expressed lack of faith in the assurances given by the Centre that their interest would be taken care of and they would be accommodated in other educational institutions having the same courses.

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