Critical about mushrooming growth of deemed universities, a government appointed committee has said majority of these institutes delude students and the status should be withdrawn if they fail to fulfill the accreditation norms in three years.
The committee on 'Renovation and Rejuvenation of Higher Education´, headed by Prof Yashpal, has found that academicians are concerned over the fact that majority of the 125 deemed universities are not established with any educational purpose.
"What has raised concern of the academic world is the fact that the majority of these institutions are not established with any educational purpose and they end up only deluding the students," the committee said in its report.
Holding that there has been considerable misuse of deemed university status, the committee has recommended that grant of the status should be put on hold till unambiguous and rational guidelines are evolved.
"The institutions, which have somehow managed to secure such status should be given a period of three years to develop as a university and fulfill the prescribed accreditation norms failing which the status given to them would be withdrawn," the committee suggested in its report submitted to the HRD Ministry this week.