Delhi High Court questions SMU over study centres in Delhi

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The Delhi High Court has asked for resposnes from University Grants Commission (UGC),  All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) on allegations that the SMU was illegally running 52 study centres in Delhi. The division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued these orders while hearing a petition filed by Bhupendra Chaturvedi against the private university, alleging that it was not authorised by the UGC to open campuses outside the territorial jurisdiction of Sikkim.

According to petitioners advocate advocate Arvind Nigam SMU has 52 unauthorised study centres in Delhi NCR. He added that the UGC, through its notifications issued in April and June 2009, had disapproved the Sikkim Manipal University’s move to open centres outside Sikkim.