UGC asks Deemed to be Universities not to use the word 'University' with their names
University Grants Commission(UGC) has released a letter on Wednesday, 27th May, 2019 where it has directed 127 “Deemed to be University” to restrain using the word ‘University’ in their name in any manner.
UGC has also released the list of these 127 institutions which have been declared as Deemed to be Universities.
In the letter, the commission has asked the institutes to not use the term “University” in their official website, website address, email address, advertisements, letterheads, hoardings or in any other means of communication, failing which the commission will be bound to take necessary action against the respective institution.
UGC’s letter has suggested that rather than using the term ‘University’, the institutes can use the term “Deemed to be University” within parentheses suffixed thereto.
The letter has also mentioned that no institution, whether a corporate body or not, will not be allowed to use the term “University” in their names, rather the University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act shall only be entitled to use the word ‘University’ associated with its name.
In the letter, UGC has further mentioned the fact that despite the directions from the Supreme Court and UGC, some of the Deemed to be University are still using the term ‘University’ with their name in one way or another which now has to stop.