RTI activist meets NAAC team, complains of PU's disregard for rules

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Mar 05, 2015 19:37 IST

City-based RTI activist RK Singla met the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) team to appraise them about alleged irregularities in the Panjab University.

During the meeting, RK Singla alleged that promotions and recruitments are being made in a violation of norms, especially University Grants Commission (UGC) regulations on calculating academic performance indicator (API) score which have become effective with effective from July 14, 2013, without any relation/exemption of any kind.

RK Singla also maintained that PhD degrees awarded after 2009 by Indian Universities are valid only if they are awarded in compliance with UGC Regulations, 2009. However, PU has dispensed with these regulations and has been awarding PhD Degrees.

Regarding the violation of UGC regulations on affiliation of colleges, the issue was highlighted in view of the appointment and continuance of unapproved teachers whose PhD degrees were obtained from CMJ University, Shillong stands null and void because the government of Meghalaya has dissolved the university after declaring all its degrees illegal.

He said that the members assured him to take up the matter with the vice-chancellor of Panjab University.

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