Cancelled UNIVERSITIES BY UGC ON THE ORDER OF SUPREME COURT
Subject: Use of the word 'University' by Institutions Deemed to be Universities Directions issued by Hon'ble Supreme Court.Sir/Madam,
The Hon'ble Suoreme Court vide orders dated 03.11.2017 under para 51 and 53
(Xll) observed and directed as under:-
Para 51 - "We must also put on record what we have observed during the
course of the heaing and consideration of the present matters. It has
come to our notice that many institutions which are conferred the status of
Deemed to be Universifles are using the word "University", which in our
view is opposed to the spirit of Section 23 of the UGC Act. The UGC shall
take appropriate steps fo stop such practice."
Para 53(Xll) - "The UGC is further directed to take appropriate sleps and
implement Secfion 23 of the UGC Act and restrain Deemed to be
Universities from using the word 'University' within one month from today."
In this regard, Section 23 of the UGC, 1956 (Prohibition of the use of the word
"University" in certain cases is reproduced as under:-
"No institution, whether a corporate body or not, other than a University
established or incorporated by or under a Central Ac[ a Provincial Act or a
State Acf shall be entitled to have the word "Universitv" associated with its
name in any manner whatsoever."
Further, all the Institutions Deemed to be Universities are regulated by the UGC
(lnstitutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2016. Clause 20.0 of these
Regulations provides as under:-
"An Institution deemed to be university shall not use the word 'University'
suffixed to its name but may mention the words "deemed to be university"
within parenthesis suffixed thereto."
LIST OF THE INSTITUTIONS DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITIES
S.No. Deemed to be University
1. Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM)
Gandhi Nagar Campus, Rushikonda,
Visakhapatman – 530 045,
2. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation
Greenfields, Kunchanapalli Post,
Vaddeswaram, Guntur District-522002,
3. Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth
4. Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning
5. Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology and Research,
Guntur District – 522213,
6. North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology
7. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara
Nalanda – 803 111,
8. Punjab Engineering College
Sector – 12,
9. Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Pusa Institute, Pusa,
New Delhi-110 012.
10. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
B-21, Qutub Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110 016.
11. Indian Law Institute
New Delhi-110 001.
12. Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS)
D 1, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi – 110 070.
13. Jamia Hamdard
New Delhi-110 062.
14. National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Musicology
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