Published On: Wed, Jan 20th, 2010

Deemed Universities to be phased out

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Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal has said, that the concept of deemed universities will be soon phased out in India. Earlier the Union government moved an affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking derecognition of 44 such institutions.

“It is a policy decision that all the deemed universities will finally go,” Sibal told reporters at the 10th Editor’s Conference on social sector issues.

“The concept of deemed universities from the country will go in the near future and this is part of the reform process. We are putting in place the required legislations,” Sibal added.

The country has nearly 100 deemed universities that function as stand-alone universities but don’t give affiliation to other institutions.