03-20-2015, 07:07 PM
University Grants Commission (UGC) has set July 23 as the deadline for the Mahatma Gandhi University to report on compliance after closure of seven international and six national off-campus centers.
The latest missive peak came after the Agency refused a request by University vice Chancellor Chief Alisha Shukkur to revisit the decision to close the 13 centres that operate outside the State and abroad. University authorities will have to close seven off-campus centers at Sharjah international, Doha, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Oman and the national centres of Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka and Union territory of New Delhi before July 23, directive on UGC.
The Hindu reported on 24 June that Distance Education Bureau (DEB) the Commission found that the centers were open in violation of the guidelines of UGC territorial competence. In a letter dated July 8, sent to vice chancellor, D.K. Rao, Deputy director of the DEB, has asked the University does not admit any students in the programs offered through distance mode for 2014-15.
DEB's letter pointed out that the UGC has been time and again the request state universities to restrict the provision of programs of territorial jurisdiction of the law and their statutes, but not beyond the limits of the Member State of their adoption.
"State University is not authorized to open/studies/centers of centers on campus outside the territorial jurisdiction of the State in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Court Hon ' ble if Prof. Yasphal Report of the State of Chhattisgarh," it said.
The regulatory agency has recalled that he wrote at all universities or Governments on April 16, 2009, to stop all State and private universities, State of operation outside territorial jurisdiction in any way, either in the form of off-campus or study center or college affiliates and centers open through franchises. University officials said the latest directive UGC would be discussed at the meeting of the Union, which will take place on July 19.