Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

After the Supreme Court recently cancelled all the technical education degrees obtained through distance learning between 2001 and 2005, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has barred as many as 123 deemed education institutes from using the ‘university’ tag in their name. In a directive, UGC said, “The institutions are hereby directed to restrain from using the word ‘university’ with its name, failing which necessary action would be initiated in accordance with the UGC (institutions deemed-to-be-universities) Regulations, 2016. Instead, the Institution may mention the word ‘Deemed to be University’ within parenthesis.”…

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UGC suspends distance learning engineering degrees of 4 deemed universities

UGC suspends distance learning engineering degrees of 4 deemed universities

The Supreme court had asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to hold tests for students whose degrees will be suspended by January 15, 2018. The engineering degrees of four deemed varsities which offer the course through the long-distance mode have been suspended. The University Grants Commission (UGC) followed the Supreme Court’s order to suspend the degrees after a prior decision to retrain universities from continuing any distance learning course from 2018-19 without prior approval. “AICTE Regulations, do apply to deemed to be universities and the four varsities were…

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Medical Admissions: 50% of Seats in Deemed Institutes of Maharashtra Are Vacant

Medical Admissions: 50% of Seats in Deemed Institutes of Maharashtra Are Vacant

Maharashtra medical institutes are not happy with the response they have received in the first round of seat allotment. The allotment was carried by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) and they have not been able to fill up seats. Medical and Dental aspirants are claiming the seats allotted to them in various institutes of Maharashtra, but few colleges are worried as not enough students are taking admissions. 50% of seats in deemed institutes of Maharashtra are vacant. Deemed institutes expect the seats to fill up in the second counselling….

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Medical admissions: 50% of seats in deemed institutes are vacant

Medical admissions: 50% of seats in deemed institutes are vacant

Even as medical and dental aspirants in Maharashtra are claiming the seats allotted to them, some colleges are worried as not enough students are taking admission. Many deemed (autonomous) institutes are not happy with the response they have received in the first round of seat allotment done by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) as they’ve not been able to fill many seats. “Till 2015, we conducted admissions on the institute level and never had enough seats left for a third round. This year the response for the first…

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Deemed medical colleges in Maharashtra to take autonomy battle to SC

Deemed medical colleges in Maharashtra to take autonomy battle to SC

Deemed medical and dental institutes in Maharashtra are ready to take the state Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) back to the Supreme Court (SC). This time, to fight to safeguard their autonomous status. The 10 medical and dental institutes in the state have been objecting to the DMER’s proposal to the state medical education department requesting that deemed universities be brought under the purview of the admission regulation Act for private institutes as the move will mean that deemed institutes will automatically lose their autonomous status. “Why should…

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