44 Deemed Universities to be Derecognised
Posted by webmaster on January 20 2010 09:26:08
44 Deemed universities to be derecognised by Government.

The HRD ministry has decided to de-recognize as many as 44 deemed universities, both medical and non-medical, spelling uncertainty for nearly two lakh students who are enrolled with them.

This issue is of interest due to the fact that atleast 3 institutes that run MD(Emergency Medicine) postgraduate training programs are in the affected list. While there is no doubt that work will be underway to ensure that recognition status is restored, the students who have already enrolled and those who are planning to join will have an anxious wait till the problem is sorted out.

The HRD ministry emphasized that the affected students would be taken care of. The ministrys task force has recommended that institutions not found fit for deemed university status revert to status quo ante as an affiliated college of the state university of jurisdiction, so that students would be able to complete their ongoing courses and obtain degree from the affiliating university. Similarly, medical and dental colleges not found suitable can affiliate to state university or state medical university.

From Times of India
1) Centre to derecognize 44 deemed universities - 18Jan2010
2) 44 deemed universities to be de-recognised by govt - 19Jan2010