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Central panel blacklists 44 deemed universities

By Basant Kumar Mohanty
February 18, 2010 17:43 IST
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Failure to obtain a score over 40 per cent on nine different criteria like governance, research output and faculty resources has led to the blacklisting of 44 deemed universities by a government panel. The 44 deemed universities, which were found unworthy for the status by the committee, secured less than 19 marks out of a total of 45, according to official sources.

The committee found that the failed deemed universities were being run as family fiefdoms rather than on academic considerations. Nearly two lakh students are studying in those institutes.

Another 44 deemed universities, which have been found
having deficiencies and have been told to rectify them within three years, secured poor marks in the range of 19 to 27 out of a total of 45. The committee, headed by P N Tandon, has submitted its report to the Human Resources Development Ministry which has accepted the findings. The matter is pending before the Supreme Court.

The committee has prepared three lists--the first one lists
44 "unworthy" deemed universities, the second lists 44 "deficient institutes" and the last list has the remaining 38 universities, which were found to meet the required criteria.

The list of deficient deemed universities include 31
private institutes and 13 public institutions. The average score obtained by such institutes is 23. The committee made the assessment of these institutions on nine different parameters with each parameter carrying five marks.

The parameters are: Considerations of idea of a university,
how the status of deemed university became a stimulus for better performance, conformity to the provisions of the University Grants Commission Act and UGC guidelines for the recognition of an institution as deemed to be university, aspects of governance, quality of and innovation in teaching-learning processes, research output and its impact, doctoral and other degree programmes, faculty resources

and admission process and award of degrees.

The private institutions which figured in the list of
deficient deemed universities are:

ICFAI Foundation for
Higher Education, Hyderabad,

Kalinga Institute of Industrial
Technology, Bhubaneswar,

Symbiosis International Education
Centre, Pune,

Padmashree Dr D Y Patil Vidyapith, Navi Mumbai,

Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune,

Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune,

Koneru Lakshmaiah's Education Foundation, Vijayawada,


Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana,

KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research,

Jagatguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University, Mysore,

Nitte University, Mangalore,

Gokhale Institute of Politics and
Economics, Pune,

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management
Studies, Mumbai

Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni,

Dutta Meghe Institute of Health Sciences, Nagpur

Institute of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai.

Jain Vishwa Bharati, Ladnun,

L N M Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur,

Avinashlingam Institute of Home Sciences and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore,

Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarswathi Vishwa Mahavidyalaya, Kancheepuram,

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai,

Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy, Thanjavur,

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore,

Sathyabama Institute of Sciences and Technology, Chennai,

S R M Institute of Sciences and Technology Chennai,

Karunya Institute of Science and Technology, Coimbatore,

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Sciences, Padur,

B S Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology, Kancheepuram,

Allahabad Agricultural Institute,

Bhatkhande Music Institute, Lucknow.

The government institutes in this list are:

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram,

Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior,

Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior,

Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur,

International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai,

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai,

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune,

Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai,

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal,

Gandhigram Rural Institute and National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi.

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