New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed 44 private deemed universities, which the Centre is trying to shut down, to go ahead with the admission process for the upcoming academic year.
Rejecting the Government's request to put a pause on the admission process of these universities for the coming academic session, the apex court said, as the Government has not yet taken any decision on the future of these universities, and therefore, it could not stop admissions.
In a report submitted to the apex court in January, the Union Government said that these 44 private deemed universities were found to be below standard, and were functioning as "family fiefdoms."
The universities, whose future is at stake, have challenged the Government's decision of their academic standards, pointing out that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has given many of them positive reviews.
Deemed universities are allowed to function with complete autonomy on their syllabus, and fees.
The government believes that many of these universities charge exorbitant rates, accept too many students, and ignore reservation policies.
Over two lakh students are in a state of panic about their future should the universities be derecognised.
The Court, however, has reassured them that it will not allow such action without due consideration.
The Government also said that students at affected colleges would get certificates and degrees from state universities of their particular region. (ANI)