Nine private universities are facing complaints of violating the regulations of University Grants Commission (UGC), the Lok Sabha was told today.

They are functioning outside their territorial jurisdiction or within the territorial jurisdiction without the approval of UGC, Minister of State for HRD D Purandeswari said in a written reply.

These institutions are Amity University, Uttar Pradesh; ICFAI University, Dehradun; Global Open University, Nagaland; Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management University, Sikkim; Sikkim Manipal University of Health Medical and Technological Sciences, Gangtok; Singhania University, Jhunjhunu; University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun; Himgiri Nabh Vishwavidyalaya, Dehradun, and Integral University, Lucknow.

Private universities established by State legislatures are governed by the UGC (Establishment of and Maintenance of Standards in Private Universities) Regulations, 2003.

Himgiri Nabh Vishwavidyalaya, Dehradun, has closed down its off-campus centre outside its territorial jurisdiction, Ms. Purandeswari said.