Published On: Wed, Dec 15th, 2010

Supreme Court Questions States Over Deemed Universities

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The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to all the states asking them how they would accommodate students of 44 private deemed universities if these were to be derecognised.

The apex court bench of Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Justice Deepak Verma said this while hearing a public interest litigation by Viplav Sharma who sought derecognition of all private institutions granted deemed university status.

The apex court earlier took exception to Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaisingh seeking adjournment of the hearing due to the absence of Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium.

She told the court that Attorney General G. Vahanvati would now represent the central government in the case.

The court said whatever may be the internal arrangement of the government’s senior counsel, the proceedings would not be affected.

The matter will now come up for hearing Jan 11.