UGC sets up committee to look into off-campus centres
The UGC has set up a committee to look into all aspects of off-campus centres established by some institutions deemed to be universities without its prior approval or that of the HRD ministry.
The committee would comprise UGC members Prof H Devaraj, Prof Mohammad Miyan, Prof Sanjay Govind Dhande and Dr KN Shanti apart from a member convener, as per the minutes of a meeting held last month.
Several leading institutions, which are deemed universities had set up off campus centres without prior approvals, for which they have been issued notices by the UGC.
As per the minutes of the meeting held last month, another decision taken was to set up Chairs in various Universities in Indian classical languages of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Odia.