Bench reserves verdict on 44 deemed universities

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved verdict on a batch of petitions on regulation of deemed universities and indicated that it would ask the University Grants Commission (UGC) to reassess the standard of education in the 44 Deemed Universities which were sought to be de-recognised on the basis of the Tandon Committee’s report.

A Bench of Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and Vikramajit Sen after hearing counsel for various deemed universities said it would grant two months time to the UGC to submit its report to the Union Government after examining the infrastructure and hearing these 44 DUs. The Bench said it was referring the matter to the UGC as the government did not consult the UGC before taking a decision to appoint the Tandon Committee and to act on its report to de-recognise them.

Justice Radhakrishnan observed “We can’t bypass the UGC. Its views were not sought. So, the matter should be referred to it. Let it go to the UGC and then to the government. We will not discard the Tandon committee report. At the same time we will not give our stamp of approval to you.”

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