GITAM, IIFT among 123 institutions to lose university tag; what about yours?

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered a total of 123 deemed-to-be varsities to drop the university tag from their name.

This decision of the UGC came against the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s November 3 ruling that directed the cancellation of engineering degrees given by deemed universities through the correspondence course.

Besides, the SC suspended such degrees granted by four deemed-to-be varsities between 2001 and 2005. The new order by UGC covers those varsities that are yet to be granted “deemed” status by the commission.

“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,” said UGC in its letter to the institutions.

“Such deemed-to-be-universities can also apply for an alternative name with the HRD Ministry,” UGC secretary P K Thakur said, The Financial Express reported citing The Indian Express.

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Here’s the list of the institutes that UGC has listed:

1.Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM), Visakhapatnam

  1. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur
  2. Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati
  3. Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur
  4. Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research, Guntur
  5. North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology
  6. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara
  7. Punjab Engineering College
  8. Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  9. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) GITAM ILBS
  10. Indian Law Institute
  11. Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS)
  12. Jamia Hamdard
  13. National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Musicology
  14. National University of Educational Planning & Administration
  15. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthana
  16. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapith
  17. TERI School of Advanced Studies
  18. Gujarat Vidyapith
  19. Sumandeep Vidyapeeth
  20. Lingaya’s University
  21. Maharishi Markandeshwar University
  22. Manav Rachna International University
  23. National Brain Research Centre
  24. National Dairy Research Institute
  25. National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship & Management
  26. Central Institute of Buddhist Studies
  27. Birla Institute of Technology-Mesra
  28. B.L.D.E. University
  29. Christ University
  30. Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-Bangalore
  31. International Institute of Information Technology
  32. Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University
  33. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
  34. Jain University
  35. K.L.E. Academy of Higher Education and Research
  36. Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  37. NITTE University
  38. Sri Devraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research
  39. Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education
  40. Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana
  41. Yenepoya University
  42. Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
  43. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
  44. Kerala Kalamandalam
  45. Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education
  46. Bharati Vidyapeeth
  47. Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Fisheries
  48. D.Y. Patil Educational Society
  49. Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences
  50. Deccan College Postgraduate & Research Institute
  51. Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth
  52. Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics
  53. Homi Bhabha National Institute
  54. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
  55. Institute of Armament Technology
  56. International Institute for Population Sciences
  57. Institute of Chemical Technology
  58. Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences
  59. MGM Institute of Health Sciences
  60. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  61. Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patl Vidyapeeth
  62. Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences
  63. SYMBIOSIS International University
  64. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
  65. Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  66. Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth
  67. Kalinga Insitute of Industrial Technology
  68. Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences,
  69. Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET)
  70. Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology
  71. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth
  72. Banasthali Vidyapith
  73. Birla Institute of Technology & Science
  74. Institute of Advanced Studies in Education
  75. I.I.S. (Deemed to be University)
  76. Jain Vishva Bharati Institute
  77. Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth
  78. LNM Institute of Information Technology
  79. Academy of Maritime Education and Training
  80. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  81. Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women
  82. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research
  83. B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science & Technology
  84. Chennai Mathematical Institute
  85. Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE)
  86. Gandhigram Rural Institute
  87. Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS)
  88. Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education
  89. Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences
  90. Karpagam Academy of Higher Education
  91. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute
  92. Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research
  93. Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education,
  94. Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology (PMIST)
  95. Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science & Technology (PRIST),
  96. S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology
  97. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
  98. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences
  99. Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA)
  100. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Vishwa Mahavidyalaya
  101. Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
  102. St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research
  103. Vel’s Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS)
  104. Vellore Institute of Technology
  105. Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation
  106. Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and
  107. International Institute of Information Technology,
  108. ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
  109. Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences
  110. Bhatkhande Music Institute
  111. Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies
  112. Dayalbagh Educational Institute
  113. Indian Veterinary Research Institute
  114. Jaypee Institute of Information Technology
  115. Nehru Gram Bharati Vishwavidyalaya
  116. Shobit Institute of Engineering & Technology
  117. Santosh University
  118. Forest Research Institute
  119. Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya
  120. Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute

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