HRD ministry to issue notice to college owned by union minister
NEW DELHI: A medical college said to be run by Union Minister S Jagathrakshakan has run into problems with Union HRD Ministry on Thursday deciding to serve a notice to it threatening action on the issue of huge capitation fees allegedly demanded by it from students.
The Ministry would be serving a notice to Bharat University of which Shree Balaji Medical College in Tamil Nadu said to be owned by Minister of State in the Information and Broadcasting, is a constituent, seeking to know why the deemed university status should not be withdrawn and other appropriate action not initiated against it, ministry sources said. ( Watch )
The Ministry has also decided to serve a notice to Sri Ramachandra University.
The Ministry’s action followed media reports that officials of Shree Balaji Medical College and Sri Ramachandra University and allegedly demanded capitation fees in the range of Rs 12-20 lakh, a charge denied by Jagathrakshakan.
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, who reviewed the process for declaring an institution as a ‘Deemed to be University’ directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to keep “in abeyance” all pending proposals till a thorough review of the functioning of the existing such institutions was undertaken.
Sibal reviewed the process for according deemed-to-be university to status to institutions in view of the concerns expressed in various quarters, the Ministry said.
The Minister also asked the UGC to take up a review of the functioning of all deemed-to-be universities and report the deficiencies within three months with respect to maintenance of standards especially with regard to availability of the qualified faculty and the infrastructure.
The review would also cover the sanctity of the admission process for enrolment of students, the ministry said.
There are about 125 deemed universities functioning in the country now.
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