Deemed To Be Universities Cannot Use The Word ‘University’ In Their Names


New Delhi: The 127 ‘Deemed to be University’ have been asked not to use the word ‘university’ with their name in any manner. To avoid any confusion, the University Grants Commission (UGC) released the full list of 127 institutions of higher education which have been declared as ‘Deemed to be Universities’.

The UGC has asked the institutes to refrain from using the term ‘University’ in their advertisements, websites, website addresses, email addresses, letterheads, communications, hoardings etc. If there is a violation, the UGC will take action against the Deemed to be University.

“Instead, the institution may mention the word “Deemed to be University” within parenthesis suffixed thereto,” says the UGC letter.

“No institution, whether a corporate body or not, other than a University established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act shall be entitled to have the word ‘University’ associated with its name in any manner whatsoever,” it said.

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