Quality of Education in Deemed Universities

In order to regulate the process of declaration of Institutions as Deemed to be Universities, preventing institutions of dubious quality from being so declared, and further to maintain quality of higher education imparted by Deemed to be Universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2010 which were amended in the year 2014 and 2015.

As per Clause 7.0 of the UGC (Institutions Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2010, the Deemed to be Universities are required to maintain a minimum level of infrastructure facilities, have adequate number of academic programmes and should be financially viable.

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To supervise their functioning and to ensure continuity of necessary infrastructural facilities at these Universities, UGC conducts review of every Deemed to be University, after a period of every five years, or even earlier if necessary, with the help of Expert Committees.

These institutions are then asked to submit compliance reports in respect of the deficiencies pointed out by the UGC Expert Committees.

This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.

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