All the universities has filed its rejoinder in the Hon’ble Supreme Court as required.
1. In relation to Directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court, the MHRD filed its report on 02 Nov 2011.
2. Further, the 44 deemed universities has filed its rejoinder in the Hon’ble Supreme Court as required.
3. The next hearing has been postponed. Fresh dates have not yet been decided.
At present, the Supreme Court is hearing the case (a PIL filed in 2006 by Viplav Sharma) relating to the ambiguity in the guidelines in scrutinising applications from institutions seeking Centre’s clearance to be declared as deemed-to-be universities.
As many as 44 universities were bracketed under ‘C’. After the managements of these institutions appealed, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to appoint a Committee of Officers to patiently listen to these 44 in question, individually. Now, the Committee of Officers, on examining the matter, has found no reason to deviate from the conclusions drawn by the Committee of Experts. Its report is with the Supreme Court. It is likely that many of the 44 deemed-to-be universities could be reverted to college status again.
By: Abhishek Gupta