Tuesday, March 9, 2010


New Delhi: Many private deemed universities are predominantly concerned about revenue generation rather than promoting academic and research activities, a government panel has said.

The government-appointed committee to review the functioning of deemed universities has recommended a fresh look at the existing UGC guidelines for grant of such status to institutions.

The panel headed by P N Tandon in its report, a copy of which is available with PTI, has also suggested setting up a national committee for fixing rational fee structure for deemed universities which can be reviewed from time to time.

Most of the deemed universities have fee structure considerably higher than that recommended by the official fee structure committees established according to the Supreme Court directives. Many of them created their own fee structure committees to justify the exorbitant fees, according to the
report which have been submitted to the apex court.