The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court stating that it intended to cancel the recognition of 44 of the total 130 deemed-to-be-universities to ensure the higher standards of education and research. Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology, and Research from our state is among the 44 deemed-to-be-universities across the country that the Central Government is planning to cancel the deemed-to-be-university status.
According to the panel, most of the deemed-to-be-universities in India are either low in performance or need to improve their performance in the next years. Some of the reasons mentioned by MHRD for derecognition of the universities are:
- Undesirable management- controlled by families rather than professionals
- Violating the principles and guidelines in teaching and research
- Introducing many unrelated courses and awarding degrees
- Very little effort to improve the knowledge
- Abuse of freedom by compromising in the matters of admissions and fee structure
- Exponential increase in the number of seats beyond the actual capacity in relation to qualified strength of faculty and required academic infrastructure
There are thousands of students pursuing under-graduate, post-graduate, research in M.Phil and Ph.D along with distance education programmes in these universities. Though the government is determined to take appropriate steps for securing the future of the students from these institutions, the quality of their education always remains a question.
None of the students studying in these deemed universities are expected to loose their certificates, only the institutions will face the action.